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Whittell wins Northern Region hoops championship

February 17, 2018 — RENO — "No. 1 seed! No. 1 seed! No. 1 seed!" the Whittell Warriors chanted, already thinking about the state basketball tournament while celebrating with Northern Region championship trophy. The Warriors' 64-55 win on Saturday afternoon, Feb. 17, over the Mineral County Serpents in the

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With winter fading, Lake Tahoe locals say it’s time to climb (video)

February 17, 2018 — Gantt Miller gazed at the granite handhold for a moment, summoning the courage to dyno — or make the leap. He checked his footing and made sure he was in good position. Wearing just a T-shirt and pants with spring-like temperatures in the middle of

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Vikings boys, girls, Incline trio head to alpine state championships

February 16, 2018 — The South Tahoe boys and girls did exactly what they needed to do Tuesday, Feb. 13, at Diamond Peak Ski Area and Incline's two seniors Belle Johnson, Rachel Meyer and freshman Niklas Pietzke all advanced to the Nevada Interscholastic Activities Association State Championships that will

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Video: Cool temps for Presidents Day weekend (maybe a little snow)

February 15, 2018 — It feels like winter again in the Tahoe Basin but only temperature, not precipitation. South Lake Tahoe can expect cool temperatures for the Presidents Day weekend. The high Friday and Saturday will reach into the high 40s with the lows around freezing, according to the

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Incline boys basketball team grabs No. 5 seed

February 14, 2018 — Even before beating rival North Tahoe Friday night, Feb. 9, to end the regular season, the Incline Highlanders boys' basketball team earned maybe a bigger victory. Senior William Stranzl, who made the 2A All-Northern League first team last year and was also second team All-State,

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Whittell Warriors ride win-streak into postseason

February 14, 2018 — The Whittell Warriors boys' basketball team finished the regular season with a pair of wins Friday and Saturday, Feb. 9-10, and head into postseason with five consecutive victories. The Warriors defeated Coleville 73-18 Friday and dominated rival Virginia City 59-34 the next day to earn

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South Tahoe’s Langemeier inks letter to play at D1 Jacksonville

February 10, 2018 — Logan Langemeier is the latest shining example of hard work and dedication paying off for an athlete at South Tahoe High School. The senior works hard on the gridiron. He works hard on the slopes, the weight room and especially the classroom. Langemeier has never

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PHOTOS: South Tahoe Vikings sweep Sparks Railroaders on senior night (video)

February 9, 2018 — Payton Galli had his hands on his hips. Matt Cain had his arms crossed. Bryan Schouten yawned. McCallan Castles threw up his arms. Ruzzell Valiente studied his fingernails. And Sparks still couldn't score. Nor did the Railroaders try to. This wasn't your typical senior night

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Video: Sunny skies in forecast but cooler temps ahead

February 8, 2018 — The spring skiing continues in the Tahoe Basin with sunny skies and spring-like temperatures. South Lake Tahoe can expect the high temperature Friday to be around 55 degrees before dropping about 10 degrees this weekend and into next week, according the National Weather Service. There

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Lake Tahoe high school alpinists balance schoolwork with training, races

February 6, 2018 — While class is in session, skiers from South Tahoe and George Whittell high schools are carving down the slopes a few times per week. They're missing class, but they're not skipping schoolwork. Every missed assignment must be made up. Every missed test must eventually be

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Video: Spring skiing in middle of winter

February 1, 2018 — Welcome to spring in the middle of winter here in Tahoe. The short term forecast is the same as the extended. Here on the South Shore we can expect lows to reach freezing for the next several days with the highs possible reaching into the

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Student Athlete of the Month: South Tahoe’s Lyon does it all

January 27, 2018 — Shelby Lyon is involved with everything surrounding South Tahoe High School. The senior is the student body president. She helps set up and then clean up at school events. She is the student representative every other week at board meetings. On some school mornings, she'll

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Student Athlete of the Month: Castles a team leader for Vikings

January 27, 2018 — Playing basketball is in McCallan Castles' blood. His mother, Alison, played division I hoops at Idaho State. She had a basketball in her son's hands when he was 5 years old. Castles would go watch his older brother of two years at practice and longed

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Selfish take on Sierra backcountry: Steer clear of Carson Pass (opinion)

January 27, 2018 — Two thrilling pillow lines and a cruise-fest through trees —1,000 feet of descent and it took hardly anytime to make it happen. Carson Pass is heaven for skiing in winter. Or wait, no it's not. Everybody should just drive right on by the parking area

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Alpine racers strong against clock, beat incoming storm at Kirkwood

January 22, 2018 — All the skiers in Thursday's high school alpine slalom race at Kirkwood Mountain Resort were racing against the clock, but also an incoming storm. There were warm 40-degree temperatures and soft, slushy snow when the race began and then strong wind gusts picked up in

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Phil Bryant steps down as Whittell High School football head coach

January 20, 2018 — Phil Bryant made a commitment to coach Whittell High School football for two seasons and attempt to turnaround a struggling program. Mission more than accomplished. After four enormously successful seasons, the beloved and legendary coach stepped down Tuesday, Jan. 16, saying it was a tough

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Reno Tahoe coalition ready to present plan to host future Olympics

January 18, 2018 — Nearly 60 years have passed since Tahoe hosted the Winter Olympics — a legacy that a dedicated team of believers hopes will play to the region's advantage in landing a future games. Should the United State Olympic Committee look for a city to host in

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Video: Snow expected Thursday into Friday at Tahoe; another storm may be on its heels

January 18, 2018 — Video: Tribune Sports Editor Bill Rozak reports from Kirkwood Mountain Resort Thursday, Jan. 18. South Lake Tahoe may get a few inches of snow starting Thursday night with lingering snow showers into Friday, according to the National Weather Service. The high temperatures will hang around

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Reno-Tahoe coalition ready to present plan to host future Olympics

January 18, 2018 — Nearly 60 years have passed since Tahoe hosted the Winter Olympics — a legacy that a dedicated team of believers hopes will play to the region's advantage in landing a future games. Should the United State Olympic Committee look for a city to host in

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Whittell’s Norton 2nd overall, ST boys, girls 4th at Alpine ski race

January 13, 2018 — Wednesday's high school alpine race at Alpine Meadows was all about survival. With a rain/snow mix falling from the sky before noon, the slalom course was slushy and it rutted fast. A large number of racers didn't finish the course twice or were disqualified for

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