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All-league honors

While the individual and team state champions for spring sports have all been crowned and athletic competition gives way to years of academic achievement that culminate with next week’s graduation ceremonies, several athletes at Tahoe Truckee High School recently received post season recognition.

In swimming:

Lauren Browning and Leslie Ajari were voted the NIAA Northern Region Girl Swimmers of the Year. Coaches of the teams in the northern region, which includes NIAA 2A, 3A and 4A schools, did the voting.


A record number of Lady Wolverines had all-league and all-state honors bestowed upon them. The all-league NIAA 3A team included Heather Shove, first team pitcher, Jesse Turner, second team first baseman, Julie Hill, second team third baseman, Amber Harder, third team shortstop and Julie Rohrback, third team centerfielder.

Shove was also named first team all-state pitcher and Player of the Year. Turner and Hill were named to the second team while Harder and Rohrback received honorable mentions.

Crystal Reed was also named academic all-state.


Justin Draheim was named all-league. He finished the season ranked eighth individually in the NIAA 3A, and took 18th in the state tournament.

In addition, the following senior athletes were honored as the most outstanding graduating athletes in their sports at the Evening in Excellence banquet at the Resort at Squaw Creek.

Excellence in education 2001-2002 senior athlete awards

Boy’s soccer – Jeffery Ebner

Girl’s soccer – Natalie Pratt

Football – Eric Detwiler

Wrestling – Jesse Helsdon

Girl’s tennis – Lindsay Borghello

Boy’s golf – Marc Giannetto

Girl’s golf – Marissa Allen

Girl’s basketball – Lauren Gordon

Boy’s basketball – David Larson

Boy’s Nordic ski -Nicolas Sterling

Girl’s Nordic ski – Betsy Van Blarigan

Boy’s alpine ski – Tommy Rosario

Girl’s alpine ski – Elise Clark

Cheerleading – Amber Rasmusen

Dance team – Valarie Madden

Baseball – David Larson

Softball – Heather Shove

Boy’s track – Evan Birchard

Girls’ track – Alicia Blount

Boy’s cross country – Graham Herr

Girls cross country – Betsy Van Blarigan

Boy’s swimming – Wesley Ajari

Girl’s swimming – Shannon Lankenau

Volleyball – Deidre Panziera

* Senior male athlete of the year- David Larson

* Senior female athlete of the year- Heather Shove

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