Nevada Interscholastic Activities Association

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Nevada Interscholastic Activities Association
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Abbreviation NIAA
Formation 1922
Type Volunteer; NPO
Legal status
Association
Purpose Athletic/Educational
Headquarters 549 Court St.
Reno, NV 89501
Region served
Nevada
Official language
English
Executive Director
Eddie Bonine
Affiliations National Federation of State High School Associations
Staff 20
Website niaa.com
Remarks (775) 453-1012

The Nevada Interscholastic Activities Association (NIAA) is the governing body of athletic programs for high schools in the state of Nevada. In addition, five schools in the state of California (Coleville, Needles, North Tahoe, South Tahoe, and Truckee) are also members as the schools are geographically isolated from other California schools.

It is a non-profit organization founded in 1922 as the Nevada Interscholastic League and became affiliated with the National Federation of State High School Associations in 1939. The league changed its name to the current form in 1967. The NIAA governs eligibility of student athletes, resolves disputes, organizes levels of competition by divisional separation of schools according to attendance population, and conducts state championship competitions in all the NIAA-sanctioned sports.[1]

NIAA sanctioned sports[edit]

The NIAA sponsors 24 sports, 13 for boys and 11 for girls. The seasons are broken down into three seasons (Fall, Winter, and Spring). One sport, girls' soccer, awards two championships per year as the girls' soccer season in Northern Nevada is during the Fall sports season, while the girls' soccer season in the Clark County School District in Southern Nevada is during the Winter sports season. The 24 sports are:[2]

1-Only schools in Southern Nevada compete in this sport.
2-Only schools in Northern Nevada compete in this sport.
3-Only schools in Northern Nevada compete in girls soccer in the Fall season.
4-Only schools in Southern Nevada compete in girls soccer in the Winter season.
5-Girls may participate in the boys only sanctioned sports (football and wrestling), as there is no corresponding sport for them. However, they will play against males athletes if they do so.

2009-10 state champions[edit]

Fall[edit]

Cross Country[edit]

The 2009 NIAA State Cross Country Championship Meet for all divisions occurred on November 7 at Rancho San Rafael Park in Reno, Nevada. In the 2A meet the individual girls' champion was Briana Drago of Incline[disambiguation needed] and the boys' individual champion was Wade Meddles of Sierra Lutheran. Sierra Lutheran won the boys' team title and Incline won the girls' team title. In the 3A meet the individual girls' champion was Mariah Anthony of Fernley and the individual boys' champion was Josh Thompson of Moapa Valley, Lowry won the boys' team title and girls' team titles. In the 4A meet the girls' individual champion was Kelsey Smith of South Tahoe and the boys' individual champion was Richard Shroy of Carson. Carson won both the girls' and boys' team titles.[3]

Boys Girls
Team Individual Team Individual
AAAA Carson Richard Shroy
(Carson)
Carson Kelsey Smith
(South Tahoe)
AAA Lowry Josh Thompson
(Moapa Valley)
Lowry Mariah Anthony
(Fernley)
AA Sierra Lutheran Wade Meddles
(Sierra Lutheran)
Sage Ridge Briana Drago
(Incline)

Football[edit]

The 2009 Class 4A championship was between Sunset Region champion Bishop Gorman and Sunrise Region finalist Del Sol and was played on December 5 at Sam Boyd Stadium in Las Vegas, Nevada. Bishop Gorman had defeated the Northern Region champion Reed in the state semifinals, while Del Sol defeated Basic. Bishop Gorman won the state title 62–21. Bishop Gorman completed a perfect 15-0 season, while Del Sol finished 12-2. The Class 3A championship was between Southern Region top seed Moapa Valley and Northern Region top seed Truckee and was played on November 21 at Damonte Ranch High School in Reno, Nevada. Moapa Valley had reached the final after defeating the Northern Region second seed Fernley 43–0 in the state semifinals, while Truckee defeated the Southern Region second seed Boulder City 35–8. Truckee won the state championship game over Moapa Valley 27–0.

Champions Score Runner-Up Venue
AAAA Bishop Gorman 62–21 Del Sol Sam Boyd Stadium
AAA Truckee 27–0 Moapa Valley Damonte Ranch High School
AA The Meadows 27–24 Battle Mountain Damonte Ranch High School
A Pahranagat Valley 60–44 Coleville Damonte Ranch High School

Golf (Girls)[edit]

The Class 4A state championship was completed on October 21 at Battle Creek Golf Club in Boulder City, Nevada, while the Class 3A state championship was held from October 21 through the 22nd at Boulder City Municipal Golf Course in the Boulder City, Nevada.

Class Team Individual
AAAA Green Valley Jenny Hahn
(Green Valley)
AAA Virgin Valley Felisha Baeza
(Virgin Valley)

Soccer[edit]

Boys'
Champions Score Runner-Up Venue
AAAA Las Vegas 2–1
(4–3 PK)
Bishop Gorman Damonte Ranch High School
AAA Incline 1–0 Sparks Golden Eagle Park
Girls' (N. Nevada)
Champions Score Runner-Up Venue
AAAA Douglas 2–1 Galena Damonte Ranch High School
AAA Truckee 2–0 Spring Creek Damonte Ranch High School

Tennis[edit]

Team Singles Doubles
Champions Score Runner-Up Champions Score Runner-Up Champions Score Runner-Up
Boys Palo Verde 10–8 Coronado James TenBroeck
(Douglas)
2–0 Kyle DelRosario
(Bishop Gorman)
Zach Bellon and
Dillon Casey
(Palo Verde)
2–0 Marc Feldman and
Michael Seitz
(Coronado)
Girls Bishop Gorman 10–9 Liberty Alexis Garrett
(Durango)
2–1 Tiffany Tavares
(Spring Valley)
Kristen Santero and
Nicole Santero
(Silverado
2–1 Valerie Nesenhoener and
Ashley Wao-Udin
(Liberty)

Volleyball (Girls)[edit]

Champions Score Runner-Up Venue
AAAA Silverado 3–1 Green Valley Silverado High School
AAA Truckee 3–2 Yerrington Silverado High School
AA The Meadows 3–1 Whittell Silverado High School
A Pahranagat Valley 3–2 Lake Mead Silverado High School

Winter[edit]

Basketball[edit]

Boys'
Champions Score Runner-Up Venue
AAAA Reno 76–72 Cheyenne Lawlor Events Center
AAA Faith Lutheran 59–40 Dayton Lawlor Events Center
AA Lincoln County 78–69 Needles Lawlor Events Center
A Lake Mead 61–43 Trinity Christian Lawlor Events Center
Girls'
Champions Score Runner-Up Venue
AAAA Bishop Gorman 65–48 Reno Lawlor Events Center
AAA Yerrington 46–30 Truckee Lawlor Events Center
AA Needles 63–39 Lincoln County Lawlor Events Center
A Owyhee 42–38 Mountain View Lawlor Events Center

Bowling[edit]

Champions Score Runner-Up Venue
Boys' Silverado 7–0 Durango The Orleans Bowling Center
Girls' Coronado 7–0 Clark The Orleans Bowling Center

Soccer (Girls-S. Nevada)[edit]

Champions Score Runner-Up Venue
AAAA Centennial 1–0 Green Valley Bettye Wilson Soccer Complex

Skiing[edit]

Boys Girls
Team Individual Team Individual
Combined South Tahoe Derek Holmgren
(South Tahoe)
Tahoe-Truckee Michelle Delumya
(Tahoe-Truckee)
Slalom South Tahoe Kyle Smaine
(South Tahoe)
Tahoe-Truckee Jessie Eiting
(Tahoe-Truckee)
Giant Slalom Incline Sean Higgins
(Incline)
Tahoe-Truckee Michelle Delumya
and
Shannon Horn
(Tahoe-Truckee)

Wrestling[edit]

Class Team 103 lbs 112 lbs 119 lbs 125 lbs 130 lbs 135 lbs 140 lbs
AAAA Mojave Napoleon Aniciete
(Bishop Gorman)
Britain Longmire
(Cimarron-Memorial)
Jordan Oneil
(Damonte Ranch)
Doug Del Porto
(Galena)
Jake Evans
(Mojave)
Nick Harris
(Cimmaron-Memorial)
Steven Hernandez
(Bishop Gorman)
AAA Pahrump Valley Cody Cannon
(Virgin Valley)
Cameron Hopper
(Spring Creek)
Sean Raynor
(Lowry)
Kevin Martinez
(Fernley)
Nick Wooden
(Spring Creek)
Skyler Bleck
(Lowry)
Danuel Pena
(Boulder City)
AA Battle Mountain Tallon Ricci
(White Pine)
Jenson Jones
(Pahranagat Valley)
Ryan Alcazar
(Battle Mountain)
Dane Mulliner
(Pahranagat Valley)
Kasey Jones
(Battle Mountain)
Jake Harkness
(Battle Mountain)
JOshua Hedges
(Battle Mountain)
Class Team 145 lbs 152 lbs 160 lbs 171 lbs 189 lbs 215 lbs 285 lbs
AAAA Mojave Trent DeBraga
(Churchill County)
Brock Frank
(Damonte Ranch)
Marvin Edmunds
(Damonte Ranch)
Alex Proffitt
(Mojave)
Brandon Gebhradt
(Reed)
Reggie Powers
(Mojave)

Andrew Ramos
(Sierra Vista)

AAA Pahrump Valley James Chapman
(Pahrump Valley)
Bryar Saddoris
(Spring Creek)
Treveor Grant
(Lowry)
Zach Weldon
(Pahrump Valley)
Sean Watson
(Yerington)
Stephen Kroch
(Yerington)
Jordan Cronin (Incline)
AA Battle Mountain Dustin Bluemel
(Battle Mountain)
Roger Atchley
(Indian Springs)
Derek Oliver
(Indian Springs)
Patrick Kenny (The Meadows) Ike Spencer
(Pahranagat Valley)
Michael Collins
(Rite of Passage)
Alex Kovis
(Battle Mountain)

Spring[edit]

Baseball[edit]

Champions Score Runner-Up Venue
AAAA Bishop Gorman 8–3 Green Valley William Peccole Park
AAA Virgin Valley 3–1 Spring Creek John L. Harvey Field
AA Needles 8–3 Silver Stage Pershing County High School
A Calvary Chapel 14–4 Pahranagat Valley Wells High School

Golf (Boys)[edit]

Class Team Individual
AAAA Palo Verde Tad Darland
(Coronado)
AAA Truckee Brandon Dalton
(Fernley)
AA Whittell Jonathan Szendrey
(Whittell)

Softball[edit]

Champions Score Runner-Up Venue
AAAA Spanish Springs 17–0 Reed Bishop Manogue High School
AAA Fernley 8–1 Dayton Bishop Manogue High School
AA Needles 4–0 Battle Mountain Pershing County High School
A Pahranagat Valley 2–0 Carlin Wells High School

Swimming and Diving[edit]

Combined 50 yard
Freestyle
100 yard
Freestyle
200 yard
Freestyle
500 yard
Freestyle
100 yard
Backstroke
100 yard
Butterfly
Boys Palo Verde Martin Vanis
(Coronado)
Jay Sirat
(Palo Verde)
Zane Grothe
(Boulder City)
Zane Grothe
(Boulder City)
Johnny Funk
(SECTA)
Martin Vanis
(Coronado)
Girls Reno Helen Yee
(Sierra Vista)
Helen Yee
(Sierra Vista)
Addie Oswald
(Silverado)
Addie Oswald
(Silverado)
Samantha Pearson
(Faith Lutheran)
Kirdy Franco
(Spanish Springs)
Combined 100 yard
Breaststroke
200 yard
IM
200 yard
Free Relay
400 yard
Free Relay
200 yard
Medley Relay
Diving
Boys Palo Verde Cody Miller
(Palo Verde)
Cody Miller
(Palo Verde)
Palo Verde Reno Palo Verde Edward Kollar
(Douglas)
Girls Reno Jordyn Green
(Reno)
Jordyn Green
(Reno)
Palo Verde Reno Reno Ciera Courtney
(Bishop Gorman)

Track and Field[edit]

The 2011 NIAA State Track and Field Meet was held from May 20 to May 21 at Del Sol High School in Las Vegas, NV.

Boys Girls
Class Team Team
AAAA Silverado Centennial
AAA Churchill County Elko
AA Whittel Incline
A Sierra Lutheran Wells

Volleyball (Boys, Spring 2009)[edit]

Champions Score Runner-Up Venue
Palo Verde 3–2 Coronado Sierra Vista High School

NIAA Award of Excellence[edit]

The NIAA Award of Excellence, which began in 2001, is an award program that awards NIAA-affiliated schools points based on their varsity teams' performances in academics, athletics, and through the Citizens Through Sports program. Each of the three major categories in high school activities – academics, athletics and sportsmanship – are weighted equally, and boys and girls programs are combined in the standings table. Spirit points are added after the conclusion of the winter season and points are deducted for ejections and other unsportsmanlike conduct. The NIAA honors the winning school in each classification by presenting it with a championship banner and commemorative trophy. The NIAA considers the Award of Excellence in Academics, Athletics and Citizenship to be its top overall program.[4]

The past champions include:[5]

Year AAAA AAA AA A
2009-10 Bishop Manogue Boulder City Whittell Pahranagat Valley
2008-09 Palo Verde Faith Lutheran The Meadows Pahranagat Valley
2007-08 Palo Verde Truckee The Meadows Pahranagat Valley
2006-07 Palo Verde Boulder City Rite of Passage Pahranagat Valley
2005-06 Galena Boulder City The Meadows Pahranagat Valley
2004-05 Palo Verde Boulder City Whittell Wells
2003-04 Palo Verde Virgin Valley Faith Lutheran Smith Valley
2002-03 Palo Verde Truckee Faith Lutheran Smith Valley
2001-02 Carson Spring Creek Faith Lutheran Pahranagat Valley
2000-01 Reno Moapa Valley The Meadows Pahranagat Valley

See also[edit]

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