North Tahoe snowboarders on a roll
February 14, 2008
Two boys and three girls from the North Tahoe snowboard team finished in the top-10 to help lead the Lakers to their fourth straight CNISSF win in a giant slalom at Northstar on Wednesday.
North Tahoe, which has won four of five races, took the top spot with a combined 386 points between the boys and girls teams. Colfax was second with 366 points.
With one race remaining in the regular season, the Lakers (1,944) extended their lead to 194 points over Colfax (1,750). Placer, which captured the top three spots in the girls’ race, is third with 1,693 points, followed by Nevada Union (1,679), Davis (1,500), Truckee (1,353) and Bear River (896).
Individually, North Tahoe senior Gavin Lura placed second with a combined time of 130.31, trailing only Marco Maynard of Nevada Union, who posted a time of 126.24. In five races, Lura has three wins and two second-place finishes, while Maynard has the other two wins.
The Lakers’ Tyler Turpin placed fifth in 139.97, and was followed by teammates Connor Waterman 11th, Ben Reilly 12th and Charlie Bauder 16th.
For the Wolverines, the Cowie brothers again led the way, with Kevin placing 21st and Ryan 29th, respectively.
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On the girls’ side, Truckee junior Kristen Harvey placed fourth with a time of 146.33, while teammate Jen Bohlman was ninth and Lauren O’Neil 11th.
Justine Multon led the Laker girls with a fifth-place finish in 150.03. She was followed by teammates Heather McKenney in sixth, Jenna Burnside 10th, Tara Turpin 19th and Jamie Gross 20th.
North Tahoe 1,944
Nevada Union 1,679
Bear River 896
The final race of the regular season, a slalom at Boreal Mountain Resort, will be held Monday at 10 a.m. The CNISSF State Championships will be held at Northstar on March 4-6.