Community sports: Washoe Valley resident takes part in Agony Ride

The Agony Ride is scheduled Friday and Saturday.

The Agony Ride is scheduled Friday and Saturday.

Christian Encounter Ranch of Grass Valley, California, will hold its annual Agony Ride fundraiser on Friday and Saturday in the Sierra Valley (about 1 hour northwest of Carson City off of Highway 70). During the event, cyclists commit to riding their bicycles as far as they can in 24 hours and are sponsored on a per-mile or flat rate basis.

Christopher Palmer of Washoe Valley will be riding for the seventh time this year. To date, he’s ridden 1,910 miles and raised more than $17,000 for the ministry.

The Agony Ride is the primary fundraiser for CER, which seeks to see broken lives restored in Christ and restored lives reaching the broken world around them. At CER’s 86-acre ranch, 16-25 year-old residents receive love, spiritual guidance, and counseling. CER is a member of the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability. All gifts are tax deductible.

Sponsor a rider, sign up to be a sagger, or follow the ride’s progress at Learn more about CER at

Shabi leads Silver Oak field at Lakeridge

Jim Shabi carded a four-over par 75 for the low gross score as the Silver Oak Sunday Men’s Club traveled July 14 to Lakeridge Golf Course in Reno.

The low net (after handicap is applied) top finishers in the first flight were Jim Fuller with 68, followed by Frank Maricich with 69. Alex Talmant and Dave Linnell tied for third with 71.

In the second flight (players with higher handicaps), Shabi led the way with a low net 63. Paul Jorgensen was second with 68 and Vern Payette third with 70.

In the third flight, Don Fox shot a low net 66, followed by Gary Gamba with 70 and Brad Williams with 72.

The Sunday Men’s Club season runs every Sunday through Oct. 27 at Silver Oak Golf Course and features weekly games with three flights based on handicap and optional gross and net skins games.

Golfers may stop by the golf shop to pick up an application or visit to print out and mail an entry. Members of the men’s club receive reduced green fees, range balls every Sunday, Golf Handicap and Information Network (GHIN) service for the year, lunches and awards banquet, prizes, trophies, and access to a web portal to view events and scores each week.

Trainer leads after round 1 of Presidents Cup at CVWGC

The Carson Valley Women’s Golf Club played a two round Presidents Cup

After the first round: .

1. Sandy Trainer, 67

2. Gwynn Guiette, 68

3. Joni Taylor, 69

4. Kelly King, 71

5. Linda Dick, 72

6. Darlene Zippwald, 72

The second round was played on Tuesday.


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