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Recent Stories by Bill Rozak

Whittell falls to Virginia City in heavyweight 1A clash

October 21, 2017 — The Virginia City Muckers used a physical rushing attack Saturday afternoon, Oct. 21, to defend their home turf and beat the Whittell Warriors 44-20 in a crucial 1A Northern West 8-Man League battle that likely decided the conference championship.

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Vikings soccer girls celebrate senior night with rout of Elko

October 20, 2017 — The South Tahoe girls' soccer program celebrated its seniors Friday night, Oct. 20, under the lights at halftime of its 3A Northern League clash against Elko. Aside from crushing the Indians 3-0, the four seniors will likely remember most the halftime ceremony when they stood

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Rodriguez’s save helps Vikings tie rival Truckee

October 20, 2017 — South Tahoe goalie Sergio Rodriguez knew a shot was about to come his way. And with the game tied in stoppage time, Rodriguez saved the day. Rodriguez's sprawling save Wednesday, Oct. 18, helped the Vikings earn a 3-3 tie with rival Truckee at South Tahoe

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Whittell, Virginia City battle for 1A Northern supremacy

October 20, 2017 — Whittell senior Alex Byer compares Saturday's football game against Virginia City to a midterm exam. The previous seven games were like tests the Warriors were just trying to get through, and they did with straight As. But the midterm carries the most weight. "It's make

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Vikings journey to Elko seeking 4th straight win, playoff berth

October 20, 2017 — When most people are drinking their morning coffee and getting ready for work Friday, Oct. 20, the South Tahoe football team will be on a bus headed for Elko, Nevada. And those same people will likely be asleep when the Vikings return home at 3

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Laughter and tears part of 4th annual California Avalanche Workshop

October 18, 2017 — There were tears. There were awesome, and sometimes scary, pictures and videos of snowy scenes. There were a ton of laughs. And there was a very vague winter snow forecast for the Sierra Nevada. Backcountry lovers on Saturday, Oct. 14, filled Duke Theater at Lake

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Lake Tahoe Community College women, men soccer teams both in national poll

October 14, 2017 — For the first time in Golden Valley Conference history, men's and women's soccer teams from the same school are nationally ranked at the same time. Lake Tahoe Community College's Lady Coyotes broke into the United Soccer Coaches Junior College Division III National Poll Tuesday for

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Vikings football romps past Dayton for 3rd straight win

October 13, 2017 — DAYTON, NEVADA — Neither the sweet smell of funnel cakes nor the strong rendition of Neil Diamond's Sweet Caroline from the Dayton marching band pregame Friday night could sidetrack South Tahoe from its mission of winning a third straight football game. From the mountains and

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California Avalanche Workshop slated for Saturday in South Lake Tahoe

October 13, 2017 — Longtime South Lake Tahoe resident Todd Offenbacher will attend the 4th annual California Avalanche Workshop Saturday, Oct. 14, with a heavy heart. Offenbacher, a Sierra Avalanche board member, adventurer and guide, lost a friend this past weekend related to a Montana snowslide that claimed the

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South Tahoe tennis beats Truckee to claim 3A Northern championship

October 11, 2017 — South Tahoe senior Bryin Schouten was nervous knowing his third match on Friday, Oct. 6, could clinch the 3A championship for the Vikings. With the Vikings ahead 9-8, and all other matches complete, all eyes were on Schouten's battle against Truckee's Elliott Rost. "The match

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LTCC dumps Feather River with big 2nd half

October 7, 2017 — The smell of hot dogs and hamburgers on the barbecue made the Lake Tahoe Community College boys' soccer home match Friday afternoon seem like a picnic in the park. But the play on the field was anything but a picnic. The Coyotes and Feather River

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South Tahoe crushes Wooster in final home game of 2017 regular season

October 6, 2017 — Costley, Castles and Cain. It's not an official law firm. But the Viking seniors were the law Friday night at South Tahoe. Jakob Costley rushed the ball right through Wooster behind a physical offensive line. Mccallan Castles intercepted two passes to lead a Vikings defense

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South Tahoe hosts popular, fun Retro Races

October 6, 2017 — South Tahoe recently held its Retro Relays, so if anyone saw a slice of bacon running on a path near the high school, it was probably involved in those cross country races. The Retro Relays are run in conjunction with South Tahoe Middle School and

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South Tahoe football set for final home game of 2017 regular season

October 6, 2017 — Peyton Galli hopes Friday night will not be the last time he plays football on the turf at South Tahoe High School. The Vikings' senior quarterback hopes his team comes together, wins its final four games and returns a month later for the playoffs. The

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Q&A: Whittell head coach happy with grid success, not academic struggles

October 6, 2017 — Whittell head coach and athletic director Phillip Bryant is in his fourth year leading the Warriors football program. During his time in Zephyr Cove, Whittell has lost just six games while winning 34. He's won a 1A Northern West 8-Man League title and appeared in

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South Tahoe Vikings tennis team beats Churchill, will face Truckee Friday

October 6, 2017 — South Tahoe struggled a little bit early, but came on strong as the match against Churchill wore on and the Vikings pulled away for a 3A regional semifinal win on their home courts 14-4. "I'm very happy with the way they played," said Vikings head

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South Tahoe’s volleyball player makes Swedish 
18U national team

October 5, 2017 — South Tahoe head volleyball coach Kelly Racca says sophomore Sofia Hedqvist is going places. One place Hedqvist is going is back to Sweden. The Vikings sophomore recently returned from a trip to her father's native country where she qualified for the Swedish 18-and-under national team

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South Tahoe starts fast, hangs on to beat Lowry on homecoming

September 30, 2017 — After missing all but eight plays in the last two games, Mccallan Castles is back. South Tahoe's star receiver hauled in a long touchdown pass on the first play of the game then used every bit of his 6-foot-5 frame to earn a first down

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South Lake Tahoe skeleton athlete trying to qualify for 2018 Winter Olympics for Team Israel (video)

September 30, 2017 — There was a flash in Larry Sidney's eyes when he thought about becoming Israel's first skeleton Olympian. The South Lake Tahoe resident left Monday, Sept. 25, for Calgary in Alberta, Canada to continue his training, and dream, of competing in the 2018 Winter Olympics in

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Twin brothers starring 
for undefeated Whittell football team

September 29, 2017 — Connor and Corey Huber have been playing varsity football at Whittell High School since they were freshmen. The fraternal twins have won a league title together on the gridiron and a state championship on the hardwood. They have been the backbone of Whittell sports for

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