NIAA realignment goes into effect at Truckee |

NIAA realignment goes into effect at Truckee

Andrew Becker, Sierra Sun Sports Editor

Effective this school year, the NIAA has realigned the four different leagues that Nevada high schools are segmented into. For the Tahoe-Truckee sports teams, there are no longer three divisions in 3A – I, II or III but rather a northern and southern division. In previous years, schools ranging in size from 376 to 900 student body counts were grouped in 3A, the Wolverines among these.

Last year there were 18 schools in 3A play, and six in Division I, Tahoe-Truckee’s division, seven in Division II and five in Division III. Now, with the realignment in effect, there are 13 schools in 3A with school sizes ranging from 461 to 1200 students.

Nine of these schools are in the northern division, including Tahoe-Truckee and North Tahoe High Schools and only four in the southern division. Lowry moves down from 4A to join the northern division while Battle Mountain, formerly of Division I, Incline, Mineral County, Pershing County and Whittell of Division II and White Pine of Division III all move down to 2A.

Class 3A is now the smallest league out of Nevada schools. Class 4A (over 1201 students) has the largest number of with 33 schools comprising three regions. These regions are each broken down into two divisions: the northern region, with the High Desert and Sierra divisions, the Sunrise region with schools out of the northeast and southeast and the Sunset region coming from the northwest and southwest.

Class 2A (170-460) has 15 schools separated into either three or two divisions depending on the sport. Class 1A (up to 169) has 27 schools, with 22 members and five independents, also broken down into either two leagues or four leagues, again depending on the sport.

The 3A schools and their student body population are as follows:

13 Schools (461-1200)


Bishop Manogue (660)

Dayton (does not release this information.)

Fernley (700)

Lowry (1075)

North Tahoe (517)

Rite of Passage (210)

Spring Creek (833)

Tahoe-Truckee (840)

Yerington (460)


Boulder City (730)

Moapa Valley (614)

Pahrump Valley (1007)

Virgin Valley (905)

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