Laker baseball program back in business |

Laker baseball program back in business

After much doubt about whether North Tahoe High School would be able to field a baseball team in 2007 due to a lack of players, student athletes and coaches have worked together to get the season rolling.The Lakers originally had a roster of 16, with six of those players academically ineligible, prompting school administrators to pull the team out of Northern 3A league participation.All the North Tahoe players who had grade issues have brought up their marks and are now eligible to play, said Lakers coach Mike Phipps.I took kids aside and talked to them about importance of grades not only for sport but for the future, Phipps said. They all took it upon themselves to talk to their teachers.Four players went from academically ineligible to eligible, leaving the team with a roster of 13, and soon to be 14, Phipps said. Earlier in the season, North Tahoe Athletic Director Scott Everist told Laker coaches that at least 12 players would have to be dedicated to warrant league participation.Phipps said that six games have been scheduled under independent status, including a game that was played Friday against Whittell, one today (Monday) in Portola and again tomorrow at Silver Stage.Three more games will be played later in the season, and Phipps said he is trying to get scrimmages with Incline and Truckee.Check the Sierra Sun Sports & Outdoors for updates on Lakers baseball and for further details about their season.

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