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Halvorsen, Mullings win California-Nevada Nordic state championships

February 16, 2018 — Sugar Bowl Academy skiers outpaced the Nordic field to capture a boys and girls' sweep of the individual state championships at the California Nevada Interscholastic Ski and Snowboard Federation (CNISSF) Nordic Championships on Friday, Feb. 16, at Auburn Ski Club. Sugar Bowl's Haydn Halvorsen won

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Lakers sweep Nordic regular season crowns

February 16, 2018 — Local high school and middle school Nordic athletes have been building all season toward a chance at winning a state championship. Countless hours on the snow and tough skiing conditions will give way to one final event at Auburn Ski Club on Friday, Feb. 16,

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Lady Wolverines fall 58-43 to Spring Creek in first round of Class 3A regional playoffs

February 15, 2018 — The Truckee girls' basketball team had their season come to an end on Thursday evening, Feb. 15, after suffering a 58-43 loss to Spring Creek in the first round of the Nevada Interscholastic Activities Association Class 3A Northern League playoffs. The Wolverines (11-14, 6-10 Northern

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Olympic journal: The day of my dreams

February 15, 2018 — PYEONGCHANG, South Korea — Wow. That is all I can say. It was a whirlwind of emotions competing in the Olympics as a part of Team USA for my first time. I distinctly remember standing in the start gate overwhelmed with immense pride. I was

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Mikaela Shiffrin takes gold in her first race of Pyeongchang Olympics

February 15, 2018 — The sun finally came out, and Mikaela Shiffrin was more than ready to kick off her Olympics. After days of delays due to windy and snowy weather, Shiffrin took gold in the giant slalom Thursday, winning her second career Olympic medal and — so far

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Bryce Bennett finishes 16th in men’s Olympic downhill

February 14, 2018 — Local alpine skier Bryce Bennett competed in men's downhill at the Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea on Wednesday, Feb. 14, and finished in 16th place. Bennett didn't have a great start to the race, which featured 55 competitors, and by the end of his run

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Lakers alpine squads continue to dominate

February 14, 2018 — Truckee and North Tahoe's alpine teams resumed action last week, competing at Heavenly Ski Resort for two runs of slalom racing off of World Cup. The course was icy on Thursday, Feb. 8, presenting the skiers with a difficult challenge and knocking others out of

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Lady Wolverines open postseason play Thursday

February 14, 2018 — The Truckee girls' basketball team closed out the regular season with a 49-35 loss on Saturday, Feb. 10, falling at home to Fernley. The Wolverines (11-14, 6-10 Northern League) end the regular season having lost five of six, but will enter the Class 3A Northern

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Freeriders battle high winds at Squaw [video]

February 13, 2018 — Conditions were extreme for the skiers and riders of the Tahoe Junior Freeride Series with icy terrain and enough wind on Sunday, Feb. 11, to force officials at Squaw Valley to shut down lifts on the upper part of the mountain. Those conditions, however, are

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North Tahoe alpine racers take team wins at Diamond Peak [updated]

February 13, 2018 — The high school alpine regular season finale went off at Diamond Peak Ski Resort on Tuesday, Feb. 13, and the North Tahoe boys and girls' squads again captured team victories. The Lakers boys closed out the regular season unbeaten as a team, while the girls

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Bryce Bennett finishes 17th in first Olympic event

February 13, 2018 — Truckee-Tahoe area skier Bryce Bennett got his first taste of Olympic competition on Tuesday, Feb. 13, racing on a windy, icy course in Pyeongchang, South Korea, where he claimed a 17th-place finish in men's alpine combined. Bennett threw down the 15th fastest time at 1

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Caleb Martin is the alpha wolf of the Nevada Wolf Pack says Joe Santoro

February 12, 2018 — What, exactly, did we learn about the Nevada Wolf Pack men’s basketball team last week? Well, we learned while the strength of the wolf is the pack, the strength of the Wolf Pack is definitely the Caleb. Every great wolf pack needs an alpha wolf.

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Truckee wrestlers finish season strong

February 12, 2018 — The Truckee wrestling team has had their share of growing pains during the course of the season as the program continues to evolve into one that will compete with the top teams at the Class 3A level. Sporting a team comprised mostly of underclassmen, and

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Squaw Valley’s Bennett, Utah’s Goldberg finish final downhill Olympic training run in top ten

February 10, 2018 — Two U.S. skiers finished in the top ten of the third and final training run before the men’s Olympic downhill event is contested on Sunday, Feb. 11, on the Jeongseon Downhill course in South Korea. Jared Goldberg of Utah finished eighth in a time of

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Olympic preview: Truckee-Tahoe athletes reach Pyeongchang

February 9, 2018 — Opening ceremonies for the 2018 Winter Olympics were held early Friday morning at Pyeongchang Olympic Stadium, in South Korea, and among the hundreds of athletes entering the stadium, several call the Truckee-Tahoe area home. Gone are local stars Julia Mancuso and Travis Ganong, but in

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Incline preps: Highlanders fall at Yerington, close out regular season on Friday

February 9, 2018 — The Incline boys' basketball team traveled to Yerington on Tuesday, Feb. 6, and suffered a 49-37 loss. The Highlanders have now dropped two consecutive games, but have clinched a spot in the Class 2A Northern League playoffs. Junior Ian Smith led the team with 13

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Legendary career lands Incline’s Humasti in NIAA hall of fame

February 8, 2018 — Incline High School coach Joe Humasti has spent more than 30 years giving back. And after a three-decade run at Incline, which saw him bring 15 state titles to the school, the longtime Highlanders coach will be enshrined into the Nevada Interscholastic Activities Association (NIAA)

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UNLV knocks Nevada Wolf Pack out of 1st place

February 8, 2018 — RENO — The streak is over. Nevada's 16-game win streak at Lawlor Events Center came to an end as UNLV went on a game-ending 8-0 run over the final 2:25 to grab an 86-78 win Wednesday before a season-best crowd of 11,285. And, the bad

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Truckee snowboarder Bonneville finishes second at Northstar

February 7, 2018 — The sun was out and temperatures were high for the fifth round of high school snowboard racing at Northstar California Resort on Monday, Feb. 5. And, as has been the case during most of the season, first place came down to a dual between riders

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Truckee girls end skid, top Dayton

February 6, 2018 — The Truckee girls’ basketball team snapped their four-game losing streak on Tuesday, Feb. 6, with a 44-18 road victory over Dayton. The Wolverines came into the game without freshman Emma Cooley, but got big performances from junior Ava Seelenfreund, freshman Annika Thayer and freshman Lauren

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