Prep football on tap for Saturday |

Prep football on tap for Saturday

Slap some sunscreen on the ears and come out and support your local high school football team. Because they’re both hosting games Saturday, and the forecast calls for nothing but sunshine.

Truckee opens its season with a nonleague contest against Bishop (Calif.), while North Tahoe takes on Mineral County to start Northern 2A league play. The Wolverines kick off at 1:30 p.m. and the Lakers at 1 p.m.

The Truckee-Bishop contest marks the third nonleague meeting between the two programs in the past three years. Both of the past two games were competitive, with the Wolverines winning 23-17 on the road last year and the Broncos winning 10-0 at Truckee in 2006.

Bishop finished with a 7-6 record last season. Truckee was 8-2 overall, with losses against Colfax and Fernley in the first round of the postseason.

North Tahoe defeated Mineral County (Hawthorne) 38-14 on the road last year, when the Lakers posted a 3-6 record in their inaugural season in the Northern 2A. Mineral County finished 0-9 last year.

Both North Tahoe and Mineral County are 0-1 this season. Mineral County lost 26-14 at Round Mountain this past weekend and North Tahoe lost 48-16 against visiting Biggs (Calif.).

The Truckee High volleyball team is off to a hot start to its season after a nonleague win in straight sets at Whittell on Wednesday.

The state runner-up Wolverines won 25-16, 25-15, 25-15 in their first match of the season. Truckee senior Kati Murphy tallied six kills, three service aces and three blocks, while senior Callan Finney had five kills and four aces and senior Nikki Schneider five kills, one ace and one block.

Truckee’s junior varsity squad and freshman teams also won.

The Wolverines compete in the Galena Tournament on Friday and Saturday, then play at 4A Douglas on Sept. 11.

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