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High school basketball playoff tournaments taking shape

February 18, 2019 — The postseason brackets are mostly set for Nevada Interscholastic Activities Association basketball league championship tournaments, but there are still a couple of seeds, and a conference championship, to be determined. The South Tahoe boys are playing the next two days to determine if they will

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Lady Warriors suffer loss, play Tuesday for 1A West League title

February 17, 2019 — Whittell's Lady Warriors continued to grind out wins despite not shooting the ball very well, but finally ran into a brick wall earlier this week. But with a win tonight, the Warriors can clinch at least a share of the West League title, the programs

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Cold-shooting Warriors suffer costly loss to Pyramid Lake, eye No. 2 seed

February 17, 2019 — The Whittell Warriors recorded their biggest win this season and most painful loss in back-to-back basketball games. They followed it with a pair of victories, but that loss likely cost the Warriors a 1A West League championship and the top seed for the Nevada Interscholastic

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VIDEO: Lake Tahoe weather report from Heavenly Mountain

February 15, 2019 —

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Champs! Incline smashes Yerington to claim league hoops title

February 13, 2019 — INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — The Highlanders were all smiles Tuesday night following a regular season-ending beatdown of rival Yerington. Players hugged and posed for photos with teammates and their families. For the seniors, it was their last time playing on their home floor and they

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Viking wrestlers Singelyn, Breen qualify for state

February 11, 2019 — South Tahoe's Gavin Breen and Nate Singelyn both overcame early setbacks to qualify for state in loaded brackets at the Nevada Interscholastic Activities Association Class 3A Northern League Wrestling Championships at Fernley High School. Breen, who entered the tournament as the No. 2 seed 132-pounder,

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South Tahoe’s Allen wins alpine league race at Heavenly

February 8, 2019 — SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. — South Tahoe's Luke Allen made a blazing fast debut Wednesday in the Tahoe Basin Ski League. Allen weaved his way through the slalom gates on the World Cup run at Heavenly Mountain Resort and just edged out his good friend,

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Lake Tahoe’s new reality: Study says Sierra Nevada snowpack to suffer sharp decline

February 6, 2019 — Imagine Lake Tahoe with no snow year round. Every winter storm that reaches the basin brings only rain. No skiing. No snowboarding. No winter sports of any kind. As unpleasant and uncomfortable a thought it is, Tahoe is staring at a drastically different future. A

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Lady Warriors rally to hold off Sierra Lutheran upset bid

February 5, 2019 — ZEPHYR COVE, Nev. — Doink! Doink! Doink! Whittell's Lady Warriors hoisted a lot of shots Friday night and most ricocheted off the rim. But they were able to send enough shots through the twine to hold off an upset bid from the Sierra Lutheran Falcons.

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Whittell hoopsters rout Sierra Lutheran, grab control of West League

February 4, 2019 — ZEPHYR COVE, Nev. — It was chippy, physical and there was a lot of chatter. But in the final moments Friday night, it was Whittell seniors Trent Dingman and Isaiah Womack smiling while shooting free throws to close out Sierra Lutheran and grab control of

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Lake Tahoe football coaches make Super Bowl predictions

February 2, 2019 — Lake Tahoe high school football coaches have shared their infinite wisdom and broken down Super Bowl LIII that will be played this weekend. South Tahoe's Louis Franklin, Whittell's grid coach from two seasons ago Phil Bryant, Whittell's current head coach Doug Patton, Incline Village's boss

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Hoefer, Morgan lead Vikings Nordic skiers in Truckee

February 2, 2019 — South Tahoe cross country skiers showed improvement in the second race of the California Interscholastic Ski/Snowboard Federation Nordic season. Christopher Hoefer was the top finisher for the Vikings boys Friday, Jan. 25, at the Truckee Sprints in Truckee, Calif., while Nicole Morgan set the pace

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Incline girls grab big lead, hold off league-leading, defending state champ White Pine

January 29, 2019 — INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — Boom! Take that! After suffering a handful of agonizing defeats to White Pine over the past few seasons, Incline gave a little back Friday night. The Lady Highlanders swarmed, suffocated, and then held off a ferocious late rally to knock off

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Incline holds off furious rally, takes down West Wendover

January 29, 2019 — INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — Incline has put itself in position to win a league basketball title for the first time in seven seasons. The Highlander boys' built a solid lead Saturday afternoon against West Wendover but had to fight back a late furious rally late

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South Tahoe grad McCallan Castles looking forward to second season at Cal

January 29, 2019 — SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. — A big, infectious grin took over McCallan Castles' face as he recalled his first collegiate reception. The South Tahoe 2018 graduate and Cal freshman brimmed with excitement while reliving his 15-yard grab in the Golden Bears final football game of

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Warrior boys shake off slow start, drub Virginia City

January 28, 2019 — ZEPHYR COVE, Nev. — Whittell won its fourth straight basketball game Friday night, thrashing its rival Virginia City in front of a home crowd. Trent Dingman scored 19 points and Dylan Wade and Zack Johns each added 17 points as the Warriors shook off a

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Whittell Lady Warriors beat rival VC, alone atop 1A West League

January 28, 2019 — ZEPHYR COVE, Nev. — The Lady Warriors are in first place. That’s no misprint or factual error. The remarkable program turnaround continues. Whittell rallied Friday night to knock off its rival Virginia City 43-39 in overtime on the hardwood in Zephyr Cove, Nev., and is

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Highlander girls go for sweet revenge tonight vs. White Pine

January 26, 2019 — INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — There are games on the schedule that every team points to and looks forward to playing that particular opponent. For the Highlander girls, playing White Pine on Friday night in Incline Village is one of those games. "This is the kind

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Unbeaten battle: Lady Warriors host rival Virginia City for 1st place

January 26, 2019 — ZEPHYR COVE, Nev. — The Whittell Lady Warriors won two hoops league games and lost a non-conference clash in the last week and are set for a heavyweight showdown with their rival. The Warriors defeated Pyramid Lake 49-39 on Friday, Jan. 18, to push their

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Digital days replace snow days at Incline Village schools; LTUSD hopes to launch pilot program for 2019-20

January 24, 2019 — INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — Sharon Kennedy looked out the windows of Incline Middle School Jan. 16 and felt that it was a good decision to have kids attend school on a two-hour delay rather than use a "Digital School Day." Snow days are a thing

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