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Wolverines sweep Dust Devils, improve to 6-0

March 20, 2019 — With a field buried under multiple feet of snow, the Truckee baseball team's practices to start the season have been held inside the school's gym — or by arriving early to opponent's diamonds for a precious few reps before taking the field for a game.

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Open season (even longer): Lake Tahoe resorts extend operations following record February snowfall

March 16, 2019 — After record snowfall in February, area resorts report skiers and riders can once again go deep into the calendar with an extended season. With more than 50 feet of snow so far this season, Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows announced lifts will spin at Squaw Valley

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Wolverines swimmers race past Vikings

March 15, 2019 — Wolverines swimmers race past Vikings The Truckee swim team hit the water last weekend in South Tahoe for the first meet of the season. The boys' team swamped the Vikings, winning every race, while the Lady Wolverines swam to first places in all but four

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Squaw’s Ganong finishes 10th in final World Cup downhill, Bennett ends year seventh in downhill standings

March 14, 2019 — Squaw Valley's Travis Ganong has put together his best skiing of the year as the International Ski Federation World Cup season nears its conclusion, claiming 10th in the final downhill and 13th in last super-G race of the season. Ganong and fellow local skier, Bryce

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North Tahoe’s Mattson drives in 15 runs, opens year 10-for-10 hitting

March 12, 2019 — Seeing a baseball diamond not buried in snow has been rare for the North Tahoe baseball team. Still, a lack of live action due to a field covered by several feet of snow couldn't quell the red-hot bat of senior captain Koby Mattson, who went

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Truckee girls claim several first-place finishes to open track season

March 12, 2019 — The Truckee and North Tahoe track and field teams' seasons got underway last Friday at Placer High School in Auburn. The schools competed in one of the more unique formats of the season at the Le Febvre Relays, which featured several relay events not normally

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Truckee’s baseball team begins state title defense with series sweep of Fernley

March 12, 2019 — The Truckee baseball team began its defense of last year’s Class 3A state championship by hitting the road last weekend and taking a three-game sweep against Fernley. The Wolverines lineup blasted the Vaqueros for a combined 47 runs, taking advantage of 12 extra-base hits during

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Truckee golfers swing into season with 1st place at Hawthorne

March 12, 2019 — The golf season teed off at the Western Nevada Ice Breaker Tournament at Hawthorne, Nevada's Walker Lake Golf Course. Truckee boys' golf team started its 2019 campaign off with an 18-stroke victory over their rival and runner-up South Lake Tahoe High School. Truckee returns three

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Squaw Valley’s Ganong posts best finish of season in Norway

March 10, 2019 — This season of World Cup racing has been a challenge for Squaw Valley's Travis Ganong as he works his way back from last year's torn ACL. Ganong, 30, posted his best finish of the year last Sunday in Kvitfjell, Norway, landing in fifth place in

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‘They’re going to remember this forever’: North Tahoe’s run ends at state basketball semifinals

March 9, 2019 — Two seasons ago when North Tahoe coach Devin Ginty took over the Lakers boys' basketball program, he said he wanted to change the culture around the team. North Tahoe had been mired in a stretch of losing seasons that dated back more than a decade

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The Great Ski Race returns to Truckee-Tahoe after one-year hiatus

March 9, 2019 — The Great Ski Race returned to the Truckee-Tahoe area last Sunday, benefitting Tahoe Nordic Search & Rescue. More than 350 Nordic skiers turned out to brave the elements as rain and wet snow fell on the 30-kilometer course from Tahoe City to Truckee. "We were

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Truckee, North Tahoe snowboarders claim 6 podium finishes at state championships

March 8, 2019 — Truckee and North Tahoe snowboarders battled fog and tough course conditions earlier in the week at the California Nevada Interscholastic Ski and Snowboard Federation state championships at Mount Shasta Ski Park. Through two days of competition, local riders racked up six podium finishes, including Truckee

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Truckee’s Cuneo, Sugar Bowl’s Sanchez win Nordic state championships

March 8, 2019 — The California Nevada Interscholastic Ski and Snowboard Nordic State Championships were held Saturday at Auburn Ski Club amid stormy conditions. Sugar Bowl Academy senior Sofia Sanchez took first place in the 7.5-kilometer skiathlon by nearly two minutes; while on the boys side Truckee junior Steffen

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North Tahoe Lakers strike alpine gold with 3 state titles, sweep boys and girls team competition

March 8, 2019 — The North Tahoe alpine team was best in the Tahoe Basin League all season long. This week the Lakers boys and girls capped off the year by three-peating as the state's top alpine teams at the Nevada Interscholastic Activities Association State Championships. North Tahoe's haul

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Lakers sweep individual, team gold at giant slalom state championships

March 5, 2019 — The North Tahoe alpine team was golden at Kirkwood Mountain Resort on Tuesday, sweeping the Nevada Interscholastic Activities Association individual and team giant slalom state championships. Lakers junior Aliza Neu fought off crosswinds and blowing snow to defend her giant slalom crown from a year

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North Tahoe’s Roberts wins slalom championship, leads Lady Lakers to team title

March 5, 2019 — The first day of the Nevada Interscholastic Activities Association Alpine State Championships was held Monday at Sierra-at-Tahoe, bringing the top skiers from the region to the mountain to vie for state slalom titles. Conditions proved difficult and the two courses soon became rutted, causing a

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Cuneo, Beaulieu double up on wins at Chuck Lyda Biathlon

March 3, 2019 — The annual Chuck Lyda Biathlon was held last weekend at Auburn Ski Club, honoring biathlete, Olympian and former Auburn Ski Club program director Charles Lyda. Lyda (1952-2010) was a two-time Olympian (1976, 1980) and two-time World Champion (1975, 1977) in canoe/kayak before serving as the

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Dozens of local athletes battle it out at Northstar for Far West Freestyle Divisional Championships

March 1, 2019 — The Far West Freestyle Division Championships were held last weekend, bringing the area's top skiers to Northstar California Resort for two days of moguls competition. Dozens of youngsters attacked sections of moguls before, flipping, corking and twisting off a pair of jumps in an effort

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Truckee’s Luebke leads strong local Freeride performance in Austria

March 1, 2019 — Truckee's Sammy Luebke finished on the podium for the second consecutive Freeride World Tour event last Saturday, claiming third overall in the men's snowboard division. Luebke, the tour's three-time defending champion, and the rest of the field, including two other local snowboarders, traveled to Fieberbrunn,

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‘We’re going to Vegas:’ Cameron McAndrews’ game-winning 3 sends Lakers to first state appearance since ‘98

March 1, 2019 — Before the ball ever left North Tahoe junior guard Cameron McAndrews' hand, he knew it was going in. The No. 5 seed North Tahoe boys' basketball team shocked No. 1 seed West Wendover last Friday night in Sparks, pushing the regular season league champions to

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