North Tahoe boarders win again
Led by a first- and second-place finish from Gavin Lura and Tyler Turpin, the North Tahoe snowboard team won its third consecutive CNISSF race on Monday, this time a giant slalom at Alpine Meadows.
The Lakers captured the top spot with a combined score of 405 between their boys and girls teams, topping Colfax’s second-place total of 341.
With two races remaining on the regular-season schedule, the Lakers (1,558 points) have a comfortable lead over Placer (1,392) and Colfax (1,384). Nevada Union (1,334) is fourth in the season standings, followed by Davis (1,196), Truckee (1,102) and Bear River (721).
For Lura, a senior, the win marked his third in as many races after placing second in the season opener. He posted a combined time of 95.84 between his two runs, while Turpin was second in 99.06. The Lakers’ Ben Reilly placed sixth, Connor Waterman ninth, Clayton Doyle 15th and Charlie Bauder 29th.
Truckee junior Kevin Cowie represented the Wolverines with his best finish of the season, a fourth place in 100.90, while his brother, Ryan, was 18th.
On the girls’ side, Truckee junior Kristen Harvey led the Wolverines with a second-place finish in 98.21 ” her best result of the season. She was followed by teammates Jen Bohlman in eighth and Lauren O’Neil in 13th.
For the Lakers, Justine Multon placed fourth and Heather McKenney fifth, while Jamie Gross finished 10th, Jenna Burnside 14th and Tara Turpin 19th.
North Tahoe 1,558
Nevada Union 1,334
Bear River 721
The next race is a make-up GS today (Wednesday) at Northstar. After that, the CNISSF season concludes with a slalom at Boreal on Monday. The state championship will be held at Northstar on March 4-6.