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Amgen Tour of California coming to Lake Tahoe; two stages on South Shore (1)

February 26, 2015 — 

For the first time, 14 of the top women’s cycling teams from around the world will vie for the Amgen Tour of California women’s race title — and they will …

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Tahoe Basin Ski League | Johnson, Brown, Earley cap season with titles (2)

February 26, 2015 — 

The Tahoe Basin Ski League concluded with its championship races — a slalom, giant slalom and dual slalom — at Sierra-at-Tahoe and Heavenly on Tuesday and Wednesday.In the giant slalom …

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Auburn Ski Club biathlete named to elite U.S. team (3)

February 24, 2015 — 

Thanks to athletes like Patrick Johnson, the Auburn Ski Club is quickly gaining traction as a world-class biathlon training and racing venue. The United States Biathlon Association named the 25-year-old …

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First stop of Rahlves’ Banzai Tour challenges athletes with ice, bumps, wind (4)

February 24, 2015 — 

Bullet-proof snow, massive bumps and a 60 mph east wind greeted athletes on the first stop of the Rahlves’ Banzai Tour this past weekend.In typical fashion for a Banzai Tour …

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Incline soccer coach Tom Canino submits relegation system proposal to NIAA (5)

February 24, 2015 — 

A long-standing sore spot for Northern Nevada has been the overall competition of soccer in the current three leagues.Each league is packed with its powerhouses, competitive and non-competitive clubs. It’s …

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Incline basketball | Girls fall to Mustangs, advance to state as No. 2 seed (6)

February 23, 2015 — 

INCLINE VILLAGE — The Incline and Pershing County girls took defense to a whole nother level in Saturday’s Northern Division III regional championship.In a rematch of last year’s state title …

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Incline basketball | Boys can’t get past Lions, heading to state as second seed (7)

February 23, 2015 — 

INCLINE VILLAGE — The Yerington boys have a knack for hitting clutch shots in Incline’s gym.In similar fashion to their last meeting, the top-seeded Lions out-gunned the host Highlanders late …

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CNISSF Nordic racing | North Tahoe Pursuit caps regular season (8)

February 19, 2015 — 

The Auburn Ski Club Training Center was crawling with young competitors for the North Tahoe Pursuit this past Friday. More than 200 high school and middle school student-athletes took part …

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Rahlves’ Banzai Tour to launch at Alpine Meadows (9)

February 19, 2015 — 

Even as a spectator, the Rahlves’ Banzai Tour is bound to make people a little nervous.The annual race series, which kicks off this weekend at Alpine Meadows, features skiers or …

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Nordic racing | Truckee teen turns heads against world’s top juniors (10)

February 19, 2015 — 

Charging up the final climb in the 5-kilometer freestyle in the Scandinavian Cup races in Örnsköldsvik, Sweden, 16-year-old Sugar Bowl Academy skier Hannah Halvorsen was surprised to find a Norwegian …

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Nordic racing | Sunny, warm conditions greet President’s Cup (11)

February 19, 2015 — 

The annual President’s Cup — the final Junior National qualifier — took place in unseasonably warm conditions at Auburn Ski Club on Monday.The event featured four races, including a 10-kilometer …

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Biathlon racing | Violett, Wendt win Chuck Lyda Memorial (12)

February 19, 2015 — 

Phillip Violett and Buff Wendt claimed respective victories in the pro division of the Chuck Lyda Memorial Biathlon at Auburn Ski Club this past Sunday.Violett posted a final time of …

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Lack of Lake Tahoe snow forces Great Ski Race cancellation (13)

February 19, 2015 — 

Back when the Truckee-Tahoe area received significant snowfall, the Tahoe Nordic Search & Rescue Team had one of the most popular fundraisers going — a classic 30-kilometer ski race between …

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Truckee gymnasts impress at Snowflake Invitational (14)

February 17, 2015 — 

The Truckee Gymnastics competitive team enjoyed a strong season opener at the USA Gymnastics-sanctioned Snowflake Invitational in Oroville on Feb. 7. Within five months of the team’s debut competition, each of the …

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North Tahoe at Incline basketball | Highlanders edge Lakers in thriller (15)

February 17, 2015 — 

Incline boys basketball coach Tim Kelly knows that his Highlanders must bring their A-game any time they clash with rival North Tahoe — because the Lakers are sure to bring …

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Truckee basketball | Wolverines cap seasons against Spartans, Vaqueros (16)

February 17, 2015 — 

Truckee’s varsity basketball teams ended their seasons with a couple of tough losses last week.The Wolverines traveled to Lovelock for makeup games against Spring Creek on Thursday. The girls fell …

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Alder Creek volleyball team wins Tah-Neva title (17)

February 17, 2015 — 

Alder Creek Middle School’s sixth/seventh-grade volleyball team defeated Carson Middle School in straight sets to claim the Tah-Neva title on Friday. The Cougars, who advanced to the finals with wins …

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CNISSF snowboarding | Murphy, Graham record wins at Alpine Meadows (18)

February 17, 2015 — 

The Wolverines’ top snowboard racers put in a solid day of work at Alpine Meadows on Friday.In boys racing, Truckee’s Ryan Murphy won both the slalom and giant slalom events, …

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Ted Ligety brings gold back to home slopes (19)

February 16, 2015 — 

BEAVER CREEK, Colo. — It’s been 26 years since a gold medal hung around the neck of an American skier on home snow at the FIS Alpine World Ski Championships …

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Shiffrin defends slalom title at World Champs (20)

February 16, 2015 — 

BEAVER CREEK, Colo. — The lady does have a flair for the dramatic. Eagle-Vail’s Mikaela Shiffrin needed every bit of the last portion of the 2,099-foot women’s slalom course to …

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