Tahoe Daily Tribune
Tahoe Daily Tribune
This is the last article I'll write as sports editor at the Tahoe Daily Tribune. It's shocking for me to see that sentence in writing, even though I'm ready to embark on a new challenge and begin a new phase in my life. My first day at the Tribune was Aug.
Maddie Bowman loves skiing. And in the halfpipe, the sport loves the South Lake Tahoe native back.
LAS VEGAS — Not every story gets the ending it deserves. For the South Tahoe football team, "The Year" came to a crushing conclusion in the 3A State semifinals Saturday, Nov. 12. Northern second seed South Tahoe fell to Southern top seed Desert Pines (Las Vegas) 56-7 in the state semifinals Saturday afternoon.
LAS VEGAS — A bad bounce led to a breakaway that resulted in a sudden-death goal in double overtime of the 3A State semifinals Friday, Nov. 11. For the South Tahoe girls soccer team, it was sequence that brought its season to a devastating conclusion. "It's beyond devastation," Vikings coach Mark Salmon said.
The South Shore has a new trail for hikers, bikers and off-road riders. And its path to completion represents a vision that began nearly a decade ago. The Kingsbury Stinger Trail celebrated its grand opening Oct. 8. The 5-mile trail above Stateline was created through a partnership between the U.S.
The Viking Strength and Conditioning Center rivals facilities on the collegiate level, and has the coaching to match. For South Tahoe High, it's the latest state-of-the-art addition on campus — and the ultimate tool for athletic performance.
The summit of Mount Tallac sits high above Lake Tahoe at an elevation of 9,735 feet, and offers stunning views of the lake beneath a seemingly endless horizon. If there is a quintessential hike in Tahoe, this is it — a great, unique challenge with an absolutely breathtaking reward.
Mike Crawford fought incredibly hard simply for the opportunity to play college football at the University of Nevada, Reno. After a stellar career on the gridiron, the Whittell High alum now has a place in Wolf Pack lore. Crawford was inducted into the 2016 Nevada Athletics Hall of Fame class, announced by the school July 28.
Ryan Wallace took off down a hallway inside the offices of Amputee Blade Runners last month with a prosthetic right leg designed for running. After a decade-and-a-half unable to move much faster than a brisk walk, it was an incredible experience — until he had to stop.
RENO, Nev. — The Whittell boys basketball team achieved everything it wanted to during the 2015-16 season. For the Warriors, the final objective was returning to the top of the state.
A little more than a year has passed since Ryan Wallace received a new prosthetic leg with the help of the local community. And during that time, the local wrestling coach has taken big steps forward.
SOUTH LAKE TAHOE — Maia Bickert ended her high school skiing career in a familiar place — atop the podium. The South Tahoe senior went out with a first-place finish in the Tahoe Basin Ski League duals race Wednesday at Heavenly Mountain Resort, earning the top girls' seed in time trials on the way to victory in her last event skiing for the Vikings.
The Daily Independent
RIDGECREST — The Burroughs baseball team fell to Silverado 2-1 at Ed Dilley Field on Thursday — but that defeat was overshadowed by a greater loss. The Burros took the field with heavy hearts less than a day after the death of senior Daryan Robinson's mother, Kim Githens.
Wrestling is synonymous with brotherhood - but not typically at the level Aaron and Jaelin Patin are accustomed to. The Burroughs wrestling team's siblings each qualified for the CIF-SS Eastern Division championships, and will take to the mat this weekend with a chance to advance to Masters.
When Rachelle Schiller has an opportunity to score, she almost always finds the back of the net. The senior forward has terrorized opposing defenses on her way to a single-season record number of goals for the Burroughs girls soccer team in the 2013-14 season.
LOS ANGELES — Dodger Stadium hosted a historic doubleheader on Saturday night. Players ran around the infield and outfield, but there weren't any hits, runs or errors.
Summer spent nowhere near a body of water hasn't stopped Hannah Silberberg from improving as a Division I rower. Silberberg has still found a way to make a splash in the offseason while in the middle of the desert.
J.D. Martin is having fun this season pitching for the Durham Bulls. For opposing hitters, the former Burroughs standout's starts have not been that enjoyable.
San Diego Reader - Red Zone
LA MESA – Poway has sought respect all season, and Friday against Helix in the Division II semifinals they definitively earned it. In a matchup of defending section champions, the third-seeded Titans took advantage of mistakes and controlled the line of scrimmage to shut down the second-seeded Highlanders 21-7.
PACIFIC BEACH – In his fourth season playing professional football, Arian Foster is now firmly entrenched as a legend at Mission Bay High. The Houston Texans’ rusher had his No. 2 jersey retired during halftime of the Buccaneers’ 34-12 loss to Point Loma Friday afternoon.
EL CAJON – For Grossmont, every win this season has been fueled by significant loss. The Foothillers dedicated the 2012 season to the memory of late coach Ron Murphy, and haven’t yet lost a game.
The Red Zone's Top 10 plays from coverage of 37 games from the 2011 San Diego high school football season. For more San Diego high school football, visit www.sdreader.com/football or follow the Red Zone on Facebook and Twitter.
IMPERIAL BEACH – In its Double Wing offense, it’s no secret that when Mar Vista breaks the huddle the ensuing snap will likely be a running play. For Mariners’ opponents this season, stopping them has been more of a mystery.
With the regular season coming to a close last Friday, I have a confession to make: the best part about covering high school football is the food. While quality matchups whet my appetite week to week, it is the concession stands at high schools throughout San Diego that keep me coming back for more.
San Diego Reader - Fast Break
The Fast Break's Top 10 plays from coverage of 60 games from the 2011-12 San Diego Section high school basketball season. For more San Diego high school basketball coverage, visit www.sdreader.com/basketball or follow the Fast Break on Twitter.
ONTARIO – The high-stakes rematch between La Costa Canyon and Lincoln in the Division II Regional Finals on Saturday didn’t play out as either team planned, and it ended up going the Mavericks’ way. Top-seeded La Costa Canyon used a team effort to beat third-seeded Lincoln 47-43 at Citizens Business Bank Arena and advance to the state finals for the first time in school history.
After La Costa Canyon edged Lincoln in the Division II section finals on March 2, the sentiment among both teams was that they would meet again in the state playoffs. That thought proved prophetic, as the Mavericks and Hornets navigated through the state tournament to set up a rematch in the Southern California Regional Finals on Saturday.
VISTA – As quick as Johnny Dee is on the court, his transformation to prolific scorer this season has been even quicker. The senior is averaging more than 30 points a game for the fifth-ranked Longhorns, one of the section’s surprise teams in 2010-11.
TALMADGE – Some of the best local teams and talent were on display at Hoover High on Monday at the eighth-annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day Showcase. During the all-day event, top-ranked La Costa Canyon and second-ranked Hoover notched victories, Morse pulled off a defensive upset, and San Ysidro embraced the spotlight.
NATIONAL CITY – As Sweetwater’s basketball program looks to move forward this season, current players got a taste of past Red Devils success on Saturday night. At halftime of the Red Devils’ 62-53 loss against Morse, the school retired the No. 44 jersey of Michael Pitts, the 1979 CIF Player of the Year.