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Lakers defeat Coral Academy, showdown with league leaders set for Friday

January 22, 2019 — After not playing for a week due to weather, the North Tahoe boys' basketball team returned to the hardwood last Saturday, traveling to face Coral Academy of Science — Reno. The Lakers would race past the Falcons, 67-45, for the team’s third win in the

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Sugar Bowl athletes put freeride skills on display in season opener

January 20, 2019 — The Sugar Bowl Ski Team & Academy excelled last weekend at the inaugural 2019 Tahoe Junior Free Ride Series event at Sugar Bowl Ski Resort's Disney Nose. Standout performances by athletes in every category showcased the team's dedication and hard work through the beginning of

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Truckee’s Luebke begins quest for Freeride 4-peat

January 19, 2019 — Three-time reigning Freeride World Tour champion Sammy Luebke, of Truckee, will begin defense of his title this weekend in Hakuba, Japan. Luebke, 29, managed to come back from injuries last season to defend his title. The Squaw Valley product will hit the snow in Japan

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(VIDEO) North Tahoe boys remain unbeaten on the mountain, Truckee girls pick up second win of season

January 17, 2019 — High school alpine racing continued Tuesday amid moderate snowfall at Alpine Meadows, making for challenging conditions for the dozens of skiers on the resort's Kangaroo Run. The North Tahoe boys remained unbeaten as a team, finishing the day with four of the six fastest times

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Prep roundup: Truckee girls look for fifth straight win

January 17, 2019 — The only thing to slow the Truckee girls' basketball team's momentum lately has been inclement weather, which forced the squad's game last Tuesday against Churchill County to be rescheduled. After opening league play with three consecutive losses, the Lady Wolverines have vaulted up the Class

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Lakers skiers look to continue winning ways at Alpine Meadows

January 15, 2019 — The fourth round of high school alpine racing is set for this morning at Alpine Meadows. Led by junior Max Kelly, skiers from North Tahoe are coming off a strong showing last week at Heavenly Mountain Resort where the Lakers boys and girls posted the

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North Tahoe’s Lady Lakers ride to second straight slalom win at Alpine Meadows

January 14, 2019 — The second round of high school snowboard racing returned to Alpine Meadows on Monday morning, and for the second consecutive week, the North Tahoe girls proved to be the fastest group on the mountain, riding to first place as a team. Slalom racing was again

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Tahoe races recognized by nation’s oldest association of running organizations

January 13, 2019 — Over the decades, the Tahoe area has become renown as a one of the top destinations in the world for runners. Whether it be punishing tests of will like the Tahoe 200 Endurance Run, which reportedly sold out this year's upcoming race within roughly a

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North Tahoe’s Anderson, Murnane win high school Nordic opener at Sugar Bowl

January 11, 2019 — The California Nevada Interscholastic Ski and Snowboard Federation Nordic season got underway at Sugar Bowl Resort on Friday, bringing roughly 350 athletes to compete in the 5-kilometer mass start Sugar Bowl Freestyle. North Tahoe skiers put together an impressive display during the morning, finishing the

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First-time skiers look to set world record as part of Learn to Ski and Snowboard Day

January 11, 2019 — Across the country today, first-time skiers and snowboarders are hitting the slopes to take part in the National Learn to Ski or Snowboard Day Celebration. As part of the Learn to Ski & Snowboard program, resort's across the nation are offering discounts and special rates

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Local biathletes shine at Soldier Hollow

January 10, 2019 — Competing against a deep field of the top youth (ages 16-18) and junior (ages 19-21) biathletes in the country, Auburn Ski Club's Junior Biathlon Team posted impressive results across the board at the recent U.S. Biathlon Youth/Junior World team trials held at the Olympic Biathlon

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Ski wrap: Hurt leads Nor-Am Cup standings as tour heads to US

January 10, 2019 — Through the first five alpine races of 2019, local skier AJ Hurt, 18, has maintained her lead atop the North American Cup standings. Hurt, a Squaw Valley Ski Team athlete, raced to a pair of second-place finishes in giant slalom at Georgian Peaks Club in

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Incline boys blaze past North Tahoe

January 10, 2019 — The Highlanders caught fire after the alarm was triggered. Following a nearly 30-minute delay Tuesday night for a popcorn machine that forced a full gymnasium of fans outside while the North Lake Tahoe Fire Protection District investigated, Incline broke open a tie game and blazed

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Lady Wolverines drop 60 on Dayton in blowout win

January 9, 2019 — The Truckee girls' basketball team rolled to a decisive win at Dayton on Tuesday, and for the seventh time in 12 games this season, dropped 60 or more points on an opponent. After outscoring the Dust Devils, 60-23, the Lady Wolverines are now averaging 56.4

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Truckee boys fall 44-30 to Dayton, remain winless in league play

January 9, 2019 — The Truckee boys' basketball team suffered a third consecutive defeat on Tuesday, falling on the road 44-30 to Dayton. Ball security and poor shooting doomed the Wolverines on the night, resulting in the team’s lowest offensive output of the season. Truckee held an early 9-6

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Truckee’s Just, Bonneville open season with wins at Alpine Meadows

January 8, 2019 — The high school snowboarding season got underway on Tuesday at Alpine Meadows and a pair of Truckee riders put the rest of the league on notice by outdueling the field for first-place finishes on the resort's Kangaroo Run. Wolverines junior Morgan Just posted two of

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Lady Wolverines look for 20th straight win over Dayton (GALLERY)

January 8, 2019 — After splitting a pair of home games last weekend, the Truckee girls' basketball team will hit the road tonight for a contest against Dayton. Last Friday, the Wolverines returned home for the first time since Dec. 8, but had their late comeback against Spring Creek

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Truckee’s Lady Wolverines hang 60 on Dayton

January 7, 2019 — The Truckee girls' basketball team rolled to a decisive win at Dayton on Tuesday, and for the seventh time in 12 games this season, dropped 60 or more points on an opponent. After outscoring the Dust Devils, 60-23, the Lady Wolverines are now averaging 56.4

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Black bear hunters fail to reach limit for sixth straight year

January 5, 2019 — As 2018 ended, so did one of the more contentious outdoor activities in California — black bear hunting season. This season, which ran from Aug. 28 through Dec. 30, hunters harvested a reported 1,260 black bears in California, according to the California Department of Fish

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World’s largest torchlight parade (unofficially) takes place at Squaw

January 3, 2019 — Wind howled and lashed the slopes of the Sierra Nevada on New Year's Eve, but that didn't stop thousands of skiers from heading to Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows for one final run of 2018 and a shot at breaking the world record for the largest

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