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North Tahoe, Truckee hoops players honored

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Ryan Salm/Sierra SunTruckee High senior Kelly Stephens, shown here in a home game against Fernley this past season, was named Northern 3A first-team all-league as well as first-team all-state. Angelo Tenorio, background, was voted Northern 3A Coach of the Year.
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Kelly Stephens was one of the primary reasons the Truckee High girls basketball team was able to mount its march to the Northern 3A playoffs this season.

As it turned out, the efforts of the senior guard did not go unnoticed, as she was rewarded with a spot on the Northern 3A all-league team as well as the 3A all-state team.

Stephens had some big games along the way, including a 23-point performance for the Wolverines in their critical win against Fernley late in the season.

Truckee’s Angelo Tenorio was also recognized as Northern 3A Coach of the Year on the girls’ side.

“It’s pretty incredible,” Tenorio said of the honor. “I’m pleased to be picked by the other coaches. I’m very honored.”

In all, six players between the North Tahoe and Truckee high boys and girls basketball teams were named to the Northern 3A all-league squads.

On the boys’ side, North Tahoe seniors Michael Forte and Spencer Marple and Truckee senior Drew Stewart were awarded honorable mention recognition, while Stephens made the first team all-league and first team all-state for the girls. Truckee sophomore Breanne Busby was named to the first team all-league and second team all-state, and North Tahoe senior Joelle Lazzareschi was awarded honorable mention recognition.

Below are the complete all-league results, which were voted on by Northern 3A coaches.

Coach of the Year: Angelo Tenorio, Truckee

MVP: Johnna Ward, Spring Creek

First team all-league

Point Guard Alicia Echevarria Lowry, senior

Guard Kelly Stephens Truckee, senior

Forward Lacey Rider Spring Creek, sophomore

Forward Kylie Owsley Lowry, senior

Center Karrie-Ann Quartz Yerington, sophomore

Utility April Shaw Fernley, senior

Second team

Point Guard Sierra Shaw Sparks, junior

Guard Brittany Hill Dayton, junior

Forward Kayla Lommori Yerington, sophomore

Forward Savannah Carlo Lowry, junior

Center Breanne Busby Truckee, juinor

Utility Tia Jaques Spring Creek, senior

Honorable Mention

Joelle Lazzareschi North Tahoe, senior

Shelby Hooper Incline, junior

Kiara Ross Yerington, sophomore

Dena Helme Yerington, senior

April Wilson Lowry, senior

Cristal Herrera Lowry, senior

Ariella Ruybal Dayton, freshman

Brittany Garrett Spring Creek, senior

Tara Usko Spring Creek, junior

Jayme King Fernley, sophomore

MVP Erik Hopper, Dayton, senior

Co-Coaches of the Year TW Cunningham (Dayton), Dave Burns (Fernley)

First Team all-league

Point Guard Garey Smith Yerington Senior

Guard John Weber Lowry, senior

Forward Tony Gill Spring Creek, senior

Forward Sean Arrington Fernley, senior

Center Jacob Jones Dayton, senior

Utility Travis Wood Dayton, senior

Second Team

Point Guard Davey Walton Lowry, senior

Guard Mikey Adams Spring Creek, senior

Forward Kyle Baumann Incline, senior

Forward Michael Vincent Dayton, senior

Center Jacob Ragsdale Lowry, junior

Utility Casey Wildermuth Yerington, junior

Honorable Mention

Michael Forte North Tahoe, senior

Spencer Marple North Tahoe, senior

Drew Stewart Truckee, senior

James Roberts Yerington, junior

Marcus Kness Yerington, junior

Ian Quinn Lowry, junior

Michael Cox Lowry, junior

Jacob Bromley Sparks, junior

Jay Nichols Sparks, junior

Travis McCurry Fernley, senior

Matt Zumoff Fernley, senior

Drew Brunson Spring Creek, senior

Rudy Renya Dayton, senior

Ryan Ransdell Dayton, junior

Jonathan Chang Incline, sophomore

Dillion Hale Incline, sunior


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