Good Morning, Carson Valley: March 16

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by Joey Crandall,

Friends, colleagues, former players and students learned over the weekend that former Douglas High School football coach Bill Coverley died on Saturday. Many took to social media to share memories of the man, some of which we collected here.

I have this memory to share: In 2004 he sat down with me to talk about the 1974 state championship football team at Douglas High School. Thirty years after the fact, he recounted in detail everything I possibly could have wanted to know about that season, and connected me with many of the key people and players – most of whom he was still in direct contact with. He loved the football program, loved the kids who participated in it (both past and present), loved this community, loved (and beamed with pride about) his children, and his grandchildren and was extremely gracious with his time. It was not at all hard to understand the high level of regard for him out in the community.

Our prayers are with his family and friends.

We’ll continue to collect your memories and stories about him as you see fit to share them.

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A gusty Sunday is supposed to give way to 70 degree temperatures and 5-10 mph winds today. A slight chance of showers is slated for Tuesday and Wednesday but we’ll drift back to clear skies by Wednesday.

Douglas High’s Dominique Groffman won the Nevada Poetry Out Loud competition over the weekend. Shelby Koontz and Josh Smithen won the girls and boys Aqua 5 competition at South Lake Tahoe for the Douglas High swimming & diving team and the Douglas softball team finished seventh at a tournament in California.

We’ll have a number of stories coming in this morning, so keep an eye out. That’s a full lid for now. Take care out there and have a great morning.


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