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County rec league under new management

The Nevada County Adult Sports Association is under new management and with it comes a new vision for recreational sports in the area.

Longtime community sports staples Rich Ramirez and Jeff Nye have partnered up and taken over the association, purchasing it from Pierre Ensign for $12,000.

Ramirez, who has been involved in Nevada County sports since 1985, and Nye, who officiates and coaches in local youth leagues, have plans to bring a high level of competition and integrity to all sports under the association’s umbrella.

Foul language, punching walls and bad behavior in general will not be tolerated, said Ramirez.

“I can’t stand that kind of stuff,” Ramirez said. “If you curse, it’s a ‘T.’ If you slam the wall, it’s a ‘T.’ It’s zero tolerance for that kind of stuff.”

Nye said he will handle much of the officiating for the basketball and volleyball games, and Ramirez will handle the scorekeeping.

In the past, the NCASA has offered several men’s basketball leagues and co-ed volleyball leagues. Nye and Ramirez said that basketball and volleyball leagues will both remain constants of the NCASA, but more options will be added in the future.

A women’s five-on-five basketball league and a high school boys league are set to debut in the spring along with the usual men’s five-on-five league and co-ed four-on-four and six-on-six volleyball leagues. The spring leagues are set to tip off in March, and all interested in competing need to be registered and paid in full by Feb. 15.

Nye and Ramirez also have a flag football league in the works for November. It will be a seven-on-seven passing league, said Nye.

The cost from league to league varies, and details for each sport can be found at http://www.ncasa.biz.

To contact Sports Editor Walter Ford, call (530) 477-4232 or email him at wford@theunion.com.

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