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Krysta Palmer tops 3-meter synchronized field in semifinals

Carson City native Krysta Palmer prepares for her dive at the U.S Olympic Team Trials in Indianapolis, Indiana. Palmer and her partner Alison Gibson lead the 3-meter synchronized diving competition through the semifinals with the finals taking place Thursday.

Carson City native Krysta Palmer prepares for her dive at the U.S Olympic Team Trials in Indianapolis, Indiana. Palmer and her partner Alison Gibson lead the 3-meter synchronized diving competition through the semifinals with the finals taking place Thursday. Courtesy USA Diving

 INDIANAPOLIS – Douglas High graduate and Carson City native Krysta Palmer and partner Alison Gibson took home first place in the women’s 3-meter synchronized dive semifinals.
After 10 dives, the duo leads the second-place pairing by 21.45 points.
Palmer and Gibson finished with a total score of 594.84.
The duo completed a 2 ½ somersault with two twist dive form the pike position – known more commonly as the ‘double out’ or 5154B – with a degree of difficulty of 3.4.
No other team at the Trials had a degree of difficulty higher than a 3.1.
“It was kind of in the back of our mind that this was a possibility for a dive in the future,” Palmer said to Karen Rosen of TeamUSA.org. “We just didn’t know when.”
The duo’s fourth dive of the semifinals resulted in their highest score of 73.47 points.
Palmer and Gibson, who hadn’t competed together since 2019 due to COVID-19, only trained together three times during the pandemic.
Per Team USA’s release, all seven divers will perform a five-dive list Thursday in the final. All three sessions of the qualifier are cumulative and only one team will represent the United States in Tokyo.

Keller, Northwest Nazarene still alive in Div. II College World Series
After falling in the opening round to No. 1 Central Missouri 9-3, Northwest Nazarene kept its postseason alive with a 9-3 in over No. 4 Trevecca Nazarene.
Haden Keller, a 2017 Douglas grad, was 2-for-5 in the win over Trevecca Nazarene with a triple and a run scored.
Northwest Nazarene resumed play Wednesday against No. 5 University of Tampa. The winner will face No. 1 Central Missouri for a chance to qualify for the Div. II national championship.

NIAA anticipates normal schedule for 2021-22 school year
In a statement released Wednesday, the Nevada Interscholastic Activities Association said it plans to return to a normal schedule.
“The NIAA issued return to play guidance for sports conducted during the 2020-21 school year. That guidance has now expired and is no longer in effect. NIAA sanctioned sports have been and are being scheduled for the 2021-22 school year as they would in any year without an Emergency Declaration and the related directives in place,” read the release. “While there will likely be local requirements in place with which the NIAA member schools will be obliged to comply, full practice and competition schedules are anticipated subject to any school, local, and/or county COVID-19 mitigation requirements in place.”
The release went on to state that the NIAA does not anticipate issuing any further restrictions or requirements in regard to COVID-19.
The 2021 summer Board of Control meeting is schedule for Tuesday, June 15 and Wednesday, June 16 and will be streamed through the NIAA’s YouTube page or via link found on niaa.com.


Capital City Hoops offering group basketball lessons in June

Capital City Hoops is holding group basketball lessons at Carson High School through June.

CCH is run by CHS head coach Jordan Glover.

Group lessons are Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. According to a news release, CCH focuses on teaching proper fundamentals of basketball through drills, competitions, and individual trainings at all levels from beginner to intermediate, and even some advanced players.

CCH has travel teams as well.

July 5-8, CCH will host a youth basketball camp, Capital City Hoopaholics, at the MAC Facility, 1860 Russell Way, from 9 a.m. to noon.

Boys and girls ages 5-14 may attend CCH basketball camps. There are T-shirts for all participants and daily awards for campers.

CCH has a website, Instagram page, and Facebook page. Email jglover@carson.k12.nv.us or andreahoff03@gmail.com to get on their regular email list.

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