Sports Shorts 7/20/07 |

Sports Shorts 7/20/07

2007 California state duck calling contest scheduled

Four days of duck calling, hunting seminars and factory reps showing off 2007 products is scheduled for Aug. 2-5.

To compete in the 2007 California state duck calling contest you must be a California state resident for more then six months. The winner qualifies to compete in the world duck-calling contest in Arkansas. This event starts with the junior calling contest Aug.

4 at 8 a.m. followed by the intermediate.

This year’s featured guest is Buck Gardner, of Germantown, Tennessee, who is recognized as one of the top duck callers in the nation. He won the 1994 World Championship and in 1995 he achieved the Champion of Champions, the highest honor in duck calling.

For more information call 209-574-1400 or go to

Grass Valley player’s team finishes 13th at Junior Olympics

Grass Valley’s Paige Carnahan competed in the volleyball portion for the Junior Olympics earlier this month, placing 13th out of 48 total teams.

Carnahan, playing for the Sacramento Force 16-1 team (16-and-under), played against teams from Michigan, Milwaukee, Iowa, Cleveland, Seattle, Wisconsin, Oregon, Texas and San Diego.

The junior-to-be was the only Nevada County player on the Force and is hoping for a spot on the Nevada Union varsity roster this fall.

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