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Sahlberg, Marple honored

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Truckee High junior Keven Sahlberg and North Tahoe junior Brent Marple are the Sierra Suns Athletes of the Week from Sept. 25-29. A shifty halfback and special teams return man, Sahlberg led the Wolverines in scoring at Lowry on Friday with three touchdowns on runs of 21, 14 and 44 yards. The 5-foot-10, 170-pound junior also ran for 87 yards on just five carries, averaging more than 17 yards per touch, and caught one pass for 62 yards in the 43-6 league win. Sahlberg, also a defensive back when needed, is a threat to score from anywhere on the field whenever he touches the ball. Marple stepped up in a big way in North Tahoes homecoming football game against Whittell on Saturday. Marple filled in for injured starting quarterback Ryan Blount and led the Lakers to a 210 victory over the Warriors, bumping North Tahoes record to 1-5. Not only did Marple take the snaps including ramming in a goal-line touchdown and sneaking around for the two-point conversion he also busted out numerous holes blocking for running back Ernesto Mendoza and completed 1 of 3 passes for 27 yards.On defense, Marple was all over the field, tallying a goal-line interception for a 31-yard return, batting down three passes and recording three solo tackles and two assists. The Sierra Sun is naming one Athlete of the Week from Truckee High and one from North Tahoe in the Sports & Outdoors section every Tuesday. Coaches, please submit the name of an athlete with details about his or her performance from the previous week. Truckee coaches can send their nominees to swright@sierrasun.com. North Tahoe coaches can send theirs to aclose@tahoe-world.com.