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Boys Junior Varsity Football, Boys Varsity Football · Incline High School Varsity Football beat Yerington High School 24-6


Thursday, September 7, 2017

6:00 PM

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The young Highlanders defeated the Yerington Lions on thursday night at their house! They had a tough fight from the beginning, but slowly built up momentum and finished strong. Marco Barraza had another perfect kicking game with 1 field goal and 3 PATs. Brad Rye had a 15 yard Touchdown run for the second touchdown of the night. Dylan Cleary threw a big passing game with a touchdown pass in 3rd quarter to Eleazar Santiago. Then an interception for a touchdown to seal the deal for the highlanders. Overall it was another killer performance by the Defense, which didn’t allow any points until late in the 4th quarter. It was another great overall effort by this young Highlander Football Team!

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Boys Junior Varsity Football, Boys Varsity Football · Incline High School Varsity Football beat Silver Stage High School 14-2


Friday, September 1, 2017

7:00 PM

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The young Highlander’s pull off a dominating victory against Silver Stage. The Highlander defense pitched a shutout and put 6 points on the board with a sack/fumble in the end zone. Then Dylan Cleary hooked up with Zach Pexa for a 30 yard touchdown pass in the 3rd quarter. This was a complete team effort for Highlander boys, and shows the capabilities they have going forward!

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Girls Junior Varsity Volleyball, Girls Varsity Volleyball · Incline High School Girls Junior Varsity Volleyball beat North Tahoe High School 2-0


Saturday, September 2, 2017

8:00 AM

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Tahoe City, CA;
The Incline High School Junior Varsity volleyball team dominated the competition at the North Tahoe Tournament on Saturday in Tahoe City, CA.
Not losing a game all day, the JV Highlanders rolled past Quincy, North Tahoe and AAAA North Valleys for their 2nd Tournament Championship this season.
Led by Sophomores; Jackie Schwartz, CJ Weiss and Serena Faulkner, Incline’s JV team went 4 – 0 on the day when they defeated North Valleys for a second time in one day for the title. The four Freshmen; Campbell Cohn, Roxanne Reed, Laura Flynn and Violet Hoyle, contributed beautifully for the Highlanders who now have an overall record of 11 – 1 going into league.
Incline travels to Pershing County and Battle Mountain this Friday and Saturday to start AA Northern NV play.

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Girls Junior Varsity Volleyball, Girls Varsity Volleyball · Incline High School Girls Varsity Volleyball beat Elko High School 2-1


Saturday, September 2, 2017

12:00 AM

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Tahoe City, CA;
The Incline High School varsity volleyball team took an enormous step forward for their season Saturday at the North Tahoe Tournament on the West Shore of Lake Tahoe. Playing 4 matches total, the Highlanders defeated AAA Elko, AA North Tahoe, AAAA North Valleys and lost a heart breaker to AAA South Tahoe. Finishing 3 – 1 on the day had already excited first year coach Tim Kelly in a fantastic mood.
“What a day for these young ladies and our program,” Kelly said. “We were definitely better than North Tahoe and North Valleys but still very proud of taking care of them in straight sets. It was the Elko and South Tahoe games that still have me feeling like we have something really special here.”
Kelly wasn’t kidding, as the Incline vs. Elko rematch, the teams played last weekend in the Yerington Tournament where Elko won 2 – 0, was an amazing back and forth match that started the day at 9am. Incline came out playing beautiful volleyball, led by Seniors; Ellyse Kirkland, Madison Cronk and Alexis Krolick, the Highlanders attacked the bigger Indians from all angles on the court. The three attackers seemed impossible to stop with Senior Setter Madeleine Saxe organizing an awesome attack. The teams split the first two games to set up an amazingly intense third and deciding game. Great passing from back row players; Leslie Medina, Alyssa Fellows and Olivia Schneider, set up some big time attacks from Sophomore middle Michaela Racich and outside hitting Junior Chandler Cohn. The Highlanders found themselves down 13-11 before they made gigantic defensive plays to tie the game at 14-14. Three great sets followed by three great swings from Kirkland and Cronk and Incline was celebrating a fantastic win against a very solid team.
“Sarah and I seriously couldn’t breathe after that Elko match,” Kelly said of he and co head coach Sarah Williams. “The girls played so great and stayed together beautifully after losing the 2nd. They fought and fought and made amazing plays. They truly understand how good they are this season, this game sparked that idea big time. We truly know and believe we can be great.”
The Highlanders greatness continued in their next two matches as they overwhelmed both North Tahoe and North Valleys in straight set wins. Incline just seemed to get stronger and stronger as the day went on. They continued to make phenomenal defensive plays and followed their hustle with pin point passing.
The final match of the day slated 3 – 0 Incline against 3 – 0 South Tahoe. The Vikings dispatched the Highlanders in 3 straight this past Thursday in a non conference match but right out of the gate everyone knew this was going to be a different situation. The teams fought back and forth with great team plays on both sides of the net. With the score locked at 25 – 25, the teams threw everything they had at each other with a no cap rule until game 3. With Incline ahead 27 – 26, a very tough no call when coaches Kelly and Williams thought the Vikings doubled, led to a 27 – 27 tie. South Tahoe ripped off two quick points and unfortunately the Highlanders couldn’t hold on and lost 30 – 28.
“It’s always tough because it was such an emotional moment,” Kelly said. “The referees do the best they can and we don’t always see the same results but it’s still tough to swallow because our girls played so well. It was a great game regardless and Sarah and I couldn’t be more pumped about how our girls responded in game 2.”
Like Kelly said, game 2 was another amazing match up of two very good volleyball teams. The Highlanders and Vikings were all over the court defensively and just swung at will against each other at the net. In the end though, the Vikings made just enough plays to outlast Incline 25 – 23 and win the tournament. If you compare Thursdays result at South Tahoe with Saturdays result the Incline ladies have to be extremely proud of themselves. They truly showed themselves that they are a team to reckon with in AA Nevada this year.
Incline starts league play this Friday and Saturday with a trip to Pershing County and Battle Mountain. Their 6 – 5 overall record is a big confidence booster as all 5 losses are to programs in the AAA division. They do have two more non conference matches on future Wednesdays but for Coach Kelly this pretty much wraps up the warm up section of the Highlanders schedule.
“We know we are now ready for what really matters,” he said. “11 really solid matches that record wise don’t really mean a thing but helped us get in the perfect mind set for league play. Our focus is now the 14 matches in front of us that lead us to regionals and a step closer to our goal of a state championship. These young ladies have high goals and expectations and they are working to make their ideas reality. It’s going to be a fun journey. This first part was a blast.”

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Girls Junior Varsity Volleyball, Girls Varsity Volleyball · Incline High School Girls Junior Varsity Volleyball falls to South Tahoe High School 2-0


Thursday, August 31, 2017

4:00 PM

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South Tahoe, CA;
The Incline Junior Varsity volleyball team was handed their first defeat of 2017 by a solid South Tahoe Vikings team on Thursday night.
Traveling to the AAA Vikings, the JV Highlanders struggled with their serve receive game as well as their serving for the first time this year. The champions of the Truckee tournament and coming into the game at 7 – 0, Incline was definitely pressured by the hard swinging and athletic Vikings.
Losing in two straight, there were some very bright spots for Incline, as Sophomore outside hitter, Jackie Schwartz, has some great kills and freshman setter Roxanne Reed made some terrific sets.
Incline, now 7 – 1, travels to North Tahoe on Saturday for the NT Tournament. They play Quincy at 8am, then NT at 10am and North Valleys at 1pm.

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Girls Junior Varsity Volleyball, Girls Varsity Volleyball · Incline High School Girls Varsity Volleyball falls to South Tahoe High School 3-0


Thursday, August 31, 2017

5:00 PM

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South Tahoe, CA;
The Incline High School varsity volleyball team lost a tough match in 3 straight on Thursday night to a very talented South Tahoe High School team. The AA Highlanders, now 3 – 4 overall, continued their tough non conference schedule against the AAA Vikings on the south side of Tahoe.
“All of these games are getting us ready for what really matters,” first year head coach Tim Kelly said. “South Tahoe has a legit chance of winning the AAA North this year and not too many teams in our league look and play like them.”
The Vikings served the ball extremely well and we’re constantly making efficient passes that set up their quick and aggressive attack from the middle and outside. South Tahoe ran away with the first game winning 25 – 14.
The second game however was a back and forth battle as Incline showed that they are capable of playing a very high level of volleyball. Led on the night by junior outside hitter, Chandler Cohn, the Highlanders passed the ball beautifully and had many terrific kills against the much bigger Vikings. In the end however the Vikings pulled away and won 25 – 21.
“We, Sarah and I, were super proud of the girls courage in game 2,” Kelly said, speaking of himself and co head coach Sarah Williams. “They could have easily laid down and said it’s over but they went out and competed and focused on passing the ball and staying together. They showed themselves that they can play with anyone.”
Game three unfortunately was all South Tahoe as everything seemed to fall their way. That along with some simple mistakes here and there and the Vikings ended the match with a 25 – 16 score. Even with the tough score and looking at a sub 500 record, Kelly was encouraged with the direction of the season.
“We are going to be tough when it matters and that’s the 14 league games that get you to regionals,” he said. “We stayed together tonight, nobody pointed a finger or blamed each other. We fought until it was over against a good team. The plan is to be good now, great when league starts next Friday, amazing in October and absolutely off the charts in November! Playing tough teams now gets us ready for that trip.”
The Highlanders get zero rest before they battle tough competition again as they travel to North Tahoe on Saturday for the NT Tournament. They play AAA Elko at 9am, NT at 11am, then AAAA North Valleys at 1pm and South Tahoe again at 2pm.

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Boys Varsity Tennis · Incline High School Boys Varsity Tennis falls to Tahoe Truckee High School 11-7


Tuesday, August 29, 2017

3:00 PM

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“Boys lost to Truckee 11-7

Strong effort from singles players Colin Drewes , dalton fry and Lucas tong all winning 2 of 3 matches.

The only singles losses were to defending state champion Zack haas…..Lucas tong won a game from him, first game loss ever in division 3 league play for Haas Young. Highlanders inexperienced doubles teams struggled but should get better as the season grows.

Next match is at home this Thursday against North Tahoe at the IVGID courts 3:00pm.


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Girls Junior Varsity Volleyball, Girls Varsity Volleyball · Incline High School Girls Varsity Volleyball beat Bishop 2-0


Saturday, August 26, 2017

12:00 AM

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Yerington, NV;
The Incline High varsity volleyball team went 1 – 1 on their final day of the Yerington Tournament defeating Bishop Union from Bishop, CA in two sets and then losing to AAA Elko in the semi finals of the silver division in two sets.
In their opening game against Bishop, the Highlanders came out firing as they controlled the hard fought match from the first serve. It seemed as if every player was getting an opportunity to make plays as Senior Leslie Medina and Junior Alyssa Fellows passed with great control to Senior setter Madeleine Saxe. Saxe was fabulous at allowing Senior Ellyse Kirkland, Junior Chandler Cohn and Sophomore Olivia Schneider to swing at will against virtually no block the majority of the match outside. Then Saxe would find ways to give Senior Alexis Krolick and Sophomore Michaela Racich an opportunity to swing from the middle.
“Madeleine was awesome against Bishop,” head coach Tim Kelly said. “She made fabulous decisions and really allowed our hitters to do what they do and that’s score points. Bishop had no idea where the ball was going because Madeleine had great trust in all our attackers. It was really fun to watch. We had to stay in the 5 – 1 again with Madison (Cronk) home sick, and she took it in stride and just set the ball beautifully.”
The beauty allowed Incline to finish the very solid Bishop team in two sets 25 – 20 and 25 – 20. The win propelled the Highlanders to a semi final matchup with the AAA Elko Indians. The Indians had a clear height advantage over the Highlanders but everyone saw from the first serve that the ladies from the lake would not be intimidated. The match was a back and forth affair as both teams made fantastic defensive plays to keep the ball off the floor. Senior Libero Leslie Medina and Junior Chandler Cohn both had a great first game with some amazing digs against a very strong attack from Elko. Offensively, Senior Ellyse Kirkland continued to showcase her strong skills with some powerful kills.
With the game tied at 20 – 20 Elko found a way to make some big plays and Incline couldn’t quite hold on. The Indians took game one 25 – 21.
“I think that was some of our best volleyball so far,” Incline coach Tim Kelly said. “We battled and fought and the girls really enjoyed playing volleyball with each other. We passed it well and Madeleine was making great decisions and we were attacking them every play. There were some possesions that seemed to last forever because both teams just didn’t want the ball to drop. That was awesome. We just need to find a way to finish and we are right there.”
Game 2 was definitely a different start with Elko jumping all over Incline to take a 16 – 6 lead. Then the gritty Highlanders made a run to get the game back to 20 – 18. There were many highlights for Incline on that run but the play of the game was 5’7 Sophomore Olivia Schneider roofing Elko’s 6’2 outside hitter to keep the Highlanders rolling. Again, a couple serves here and there and some key passes in serve recieve and the outcome could have been different but in the end the Indians held on for a 25 – 20 victory.
The Highlanders finished the tournament 2-3 overall and now have an overall season record of 3 – 3. They next travel to AAA South Tahoe on Thursday Aug. 31 for the battle of old Lake League foes. It will be Incline’s 4th AAA opponent they have faced this season and 5th if you count the Truckee High School scrimmages.
“The whole idea is to be ready for the 14 games that truly matter,” Kelly said. “We want to walk into Pershing County on Sept. 8 with a total understanding of how we play and how good we really are. We, Sarah and I, love that we are in battles right now with teams that are more athletic than the majority of our league. Those 14 games decide if we get to regionals in Fernley and these first 7 games are preparing us for that.”

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Girls Junior Varsity Volleyball, Girls Varsity Volleyball · Incline High School Girls Varsity Volleyball beat Owyhee 2-0


Friday, August 25, 2017

12:00 AM

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Yerington, NV;
The Incline varsity volleyball team had a great first day at the Yerington Invitational on Friday. With over 24 teams in the tournament, the Highlanders finished the day losing a tough 3 set match to AAA Dayton High School, defeating the Owyhee Braves in 2 straight matches and then finally dropping a hard fought 2 set match to AAA power Moapa Valley from Southern NV.
“Most coaches would say 1-2 isn’t great,” 1st year head coach Tim Kelly said. “But, wow we played well! If we play this well all season then we have a legitimate chance at a deep run in November. I couldn’t be more excited about this group of young ladies.”
The day started extremely early for Incline as they left IHS at 6:00am for the 2 hour drive to eastern NV and a 9am match against former AA league foe Dayton. Traveling without starting outside hitter Madison Cronk, the Senior had the stomach flu, the Highlanders only had 8 players but they showed that 8 was enough taking the first game 25 – 21. Dayton came back in game 2 winning 25 – 17 and then some huge plays when the 3rd game was 8 – 8 gave Dayton the win 15 – 11.
Single A Owyhee from Northeast NV was Incline’s second matchup and the Highlanders held off the scrappy Braves 25 – 18 and 25 – 19 to finish second in their pool.
The final game of the day matched Incline against AAA powerhouse Moapa Valley who won their pool earlier in the day. The winner would advance to the gold bracket on Saturday while the loser would move to the silver division. A slight change in the tournament bracket made the Highlanders have to hustle to play the Pirates from Southern NV earlier than expected and game one showed the lack of preparation. Moapa Valley was supposed to play the #3 seed with Incline reffing the match but the #3 seed couldn’t make that match so Incline decided to play in that time slot. Moapa Valleys tough serving and high powered athletic offense handled the Highlanders in game one 25 – 7.
“That was a hard situation to play Moapa right then,” Kelly said. “Our girls were actually eating lunch when I told them we had to step in and play. Running tournaments is tough and it stinks when teams no show. We made the decision to go for it and play but that was hard what I asked the girls to do against the team that ended up finishing 2nd in the whole tournament.”
Even though it was a hard situation, the Highlanders digested their lunch and found an amazing level of energy and composure in game 2. Incline actually took a 21 – 20 lead on a Kirkland kill and assist from Saxe. Then a couple of gigantic plays in the next couple of points gave the Pirates much needed momentum that Incline could not get back. Moapa took game two 25 – 21.
Incline moves to the silver bracket on Saturday with a noon game against Bishop Union High School of Bishop, CA.

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Girls Junior Varsity Volleyball, Girls Varsity Volleyball · Incline High School Girls Varsity Volleyball beat Los Molinos High School 3-0


Thursday, August 24, 2017

5:30 PM

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The 2017 Incline High School varsity Volleyball team started their season last Thursday night with a convincing straight sets win over the visiting Los Molinos High School Bulldogs from Chico, CA.
Playing in front of a nice sized home crowd in the IHS gym, the Highlanders came out like the veteran squad they are with great passing, clean setting and some very strong attacking. With 5 starting Seniors leading on the floor 1st year head coach Tim Kelly looks extremely comfortable sitting on the sidelines. Kelly has the been the boys basketball coach at IHS for the last 5 years and is now leading the volleyball program.
“It’s kind of different for me with volleyball,” Kelly said jokingly. “Everyone is used to me standing and being a little louder like basketball but this sport and team and program is a whole different monster. We are led by 5 amazing Seniors who can flat out play volleyball and then I have the greatest co head coach in the planet with Sarah Williams, she played at UConn and then Idaho and her volleyball mind is just awesome. Life is great!”
Life was great on Thursday night for everyone cheering for Incline as the Highlanders jumped out quick on the visiting Bulldogs and just kept rolling for three matches. Incline is definitely led by a great Senior class with Ellyse Kirkland, Madeleine Saxe, Madison Cronk, Alexis Krolick and Leslie Medina. Los Molinos had no idea who was going to attack them next as Saxe, the setter, was feeding beautiful balls to Kirkland and Cronk all night on the outside. Cronk, also a setter in Incline’s 6-2 formation, had many beautiful assists all over the court, especially Krolick who controls the middle defensively and offensively. Medina just sits back as the libero and passes the ball with great accuracy to start the very efficient IHS offense.
“It was a great start for us,” Kelly said. “We’ve been working very hard on the beach conditioning and playing for about a month now so it was nice to see them come out and play well. Maureen has gotten them into great shape and that’s huge because we only have 9 players.”
Speaking of all nine players on the roster, the 4 non Seniors were huge contributors on Thursday night as Junior outside hitter Chandler Cohn had many terrific kills and Junior defensive specialist, Allysa Fellows, came in for Krolick in the back row to pass the ball beautifully. The team is rounded out with two very strong Sophomores in multi faceted Olivia Schneider who plays outside and libero as well as Michaela Racich who plays middle. Both Schneider and Racich tallied many kills in their first varsity match.
“It’s going to be a very fun season as everyone saw tonight, but it’s also going to be a very fun future,” Kelly said. “We love our Seniors and they are going end their IHS careers with a great couple of months but our Juniors and Sophomores will keep us rolling for years to come. It’s a great time to be a part of the volleyball family at IHS right now and we hope people will keep supporting us all season like they did tonight.”
The Highlanders travel to Yerington for the Yerington Invitational on Friday and Saturday.

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