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Warriors, Highlanders won’t play football game

Staff reports

The Whittell-Incline football rivalry will have to wait another year.

Officials from both schools decided on Thursday to cancel the game because of difficulty finding a field and concern for players’ safety.

“The coaches are worried because the kids haven’t been practicing and they don’t want to put kids in harm’s way,” said Whittell Athletic Directory Joey Davis. “We just couldn’t get it to work out as much as everybody was trying.”

Davis tried to reschedule the game for today in Carson City but a problem with the field lights at Carson High School ruled that out. There was also an attempt to play the game on Monday at Whittell, but the longer the players’ went without practicing became the key factor in canceling the game.

Both schools’ fields have been unplayable since the game was originally postponed on Oct. 28 because of a significant snowfall. The teams then rescheduled the game for Wednesday at Galena High in Reno, but the bus transporting Incline ran into heavy snow on Mount Rose Highway and had to turn back to Incline Village.

The teams didn’t play last year because Whittell had to disband its team before the season began because of a lack of numbers.

Simon to fight in Vegas

Simon Ruvalcaba will have a new trainer in his corner tonight when he fights at the Gold Coast in Las Vegas.

Kelly Davis, the brother of IBF cruiserweight champion Kelvin Davis will try to direct Ruvalcaba (3-6-2) to a victory against Juan Montes De Oca (4-7). Ruvalcaba’s former trainer Bobby Lee will remain as his cutman.

“It’s a must-win for both of us,” Ruvalcaba said.

Ruvalcaba last fought on July 30 when he lost to Nelson Estupinan in a fifth-round technical knockout at the Orleans Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas.

Still time to register for youth basketball league

The South Lake Tahoe Parks and Recreation Department is still accepting registration for their youth basketball program for boys and girls in kindergarten through eighth grades.

Last year’s program had more than 340 kids comprising 46 teams. This program will start on Jan. 8 and run for seven Saturdays at South Tahoe High School. The cost is $35 and each participant will receive a nylon mesh reversible basketball jersey, custom-made personal basketball and seven weeks of league play.

Space is limited and registration will close as leagues fill up. Register as soon as possible at the recreation complex at 1180 Rufus Allen Blvd.

If you have any questions or are interested in coaching, phone John Collins at (530) 542-6056.

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