Vikings return to Tahoe Basin ski league |

Vikings return to Tahoe Basin ski league

Steve Yingling

Three-time defending California Interscholastic Federation state skiing champion South Tahoe High has decided to return to the Tahoe Basin Ski League.

South Tahoe hasn’t participated in the Tahoe Basin League since 1991.

“I like it because it’s just like the division realignment of a couple of years ago. It renews some old rivalries with Whittell, Incline and Douglas,” said STHS Athletic Director Frank Kovac. “I also think the competition will be a lot stiffer, which will be good for our student athletes.”

The Vikings will join cross-the-state line-rival George Whittell, Incline, Douglas, Truckee and North Tahoe in the TBL.

“The primary reason is we want to maintain our quality program, and we know that we’ll get stiff competition from the other five teams in the Tahoe Basin League,” said coach Mike Shreve, who just completed his fourth season in charge of the Vikings.

“There will be no changes within our program, it will enhance our cross-town rivalry and more parents and members of the community will be able to attend our races.”

The Tahoe Basin League typically use Heavenly Ski Resort, Kirkwood, Sierra-at-Tahoe and Diamond Peak for its races.

The school received a letter from the Tahoe Basin League last winter, asking it to consider rejoining the league. Shreve recently attended the league’s spring meeting and accepted the invitation.

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