The Nevada Union Class of ’55 Fishing Derby/Social broke an attendance record on Fathers Day weekend. Forty six attended the activities, breaking the old record of 45 set in 1999 and 2000.
Bob Tremewan from Boise, Idaho caught a 17 1/2-inch trout from Davis Lake. He was also the winner in 1999. Tremewan won an individual trophy, a perpetual trophy and bragging rights for one year.
Arlen Cartwright from Oroville and Loren Pingree from Brookings, Ore. teamed up to win the Bill Bruning Memorial Perpetual Trophy, by catching a total of 12 trout, all in the 13- to 16-inch range. Their catches were made in Frenchmen’s Lake.
This year’s Derby Dinner was held at the Sierra Valley Lodge in Calpine. Ron LeDuc of Grass Valley was honored with a roast from his classmates. The week-end ended with a Sunday lunch and awards ceremony at the Beckwourth Sierra Valley RV Park. It was here that Otis Davis of Reno, Nev. was awarded the annual Chief Stevens Perseverance Award, an inflatable boat. Chief Stevens was one of the class’s favorite teachers at NUHS from 1952-55.
It was the derby’s 21st year of existence and Wayne Brooks of Nevada City and Loren Pingree were awarded plaques for 20 years of attendance.
Low water and high winds presented poor fishing conditions Saturday on Lake Davis. Tremewan’s winner was the only trout caught from Davis by the group during the two-day outing. There were a number of unwanted catfish caught. Frenchmen’s Lake produced the best fishing with night crawlers.
Next year’s Derby/Social will be held the third weekend in June.
Gold Country softball all-star games Monday
The annual Gold Country Senior Softball Association All-Star Games will hit the diamond Monday at Western Gateway Park in Penn Valley.
The 61-and-older game is scheduled to start at 5:30 p.m., followed the 50-60 year olds game at 6:45 p.m.
In the 50-60 game, the Blue team, coached by Jim Tetzlaff, will consist of Bob Hare, Jerry Schwarz, Jerry Hall, Dave Anderson, Jim Keck, Jim Richards, Steve Mason, Greg Diaz, Mark Neufield, Jim Rothenberger, Dominic Albano and Jack Madison. The Red team, coached by Jim Pack, includes Tom Hess, Tony Clark, Rich Ramirez, Jim Knerr, Rohi Frohreich, Bruce Reinhardt, Rich Gross, Don Heyfron, Dave Ferry, Al Bolen, Jeff McTighe and Steve Burdett.
In the 61-and-older game, the Blue team, coached by John Lightner and Don Runcie, will include Harvey Lathrop, Dean Girdner, Mike Henning, George Woodle, Don Pryor, Chamba Lane, Rich Schmidt, Dave Fairchild, Tom Triplett, Howard Wilson, Steve Smith and Danny Brock. The Red team, coached by Bill Howland, is comprised of Steve Burnett, Bill Johnson, Bobby Hannah, Guy Selleck, Bert Hall, Merle Hackett, Bobby Oates, Bob Scaletti, Kenny Puckett, Ed Kirkley, John Stillwell and Joel Guthrie.
Bill Baxley, James McCammon and Jeff Rice were chosen as all-stars but will not be able to play in the games.
For more information on the games or on the GCSSA, visit the Web site http://www.gcssasoftball.org.
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