Truckee closes in on skiing title
After two Tahoe Basin Ski League races at Heavenly Mountain Resort this past Thursday, Truckee essentially clinched the regular-season team title behind yet another dominating performance from its girls.
The Wolverines won both girls’ races, while the boys placed third in both races to give them a substantial lead in the points race going into this week’s regular-season finale at Diamond Peak.
Unless Truckee finishes toward the bottom in the last race ” and South Tahoe wins the final event ” nobody can catch the Wolverines, who lead with 29 points to South Tahoe’s 27. North Tahoe is in third place overall with 20 points.
In the girls’ standings, Truckee has a commanding lead with 30 points. South Tahoe’s girls are second with 23 points and North Tahoe is third with 21. In the boys’ standings, Incline is in first place with 28 points. South Tahoe’s boys are second (26), followed by Truckee (20) and North Tahoe (17).
Individually, Truckee’s Shelby Macrorie won both the giant slalom race in the morning and the slalom in the afternoon. In the GS, Truckee girls took four of the top 10 spots, with Shannon Horn finishing second, Hanna Casares fifth and Michelle Delumyea sixth. North Tahoe freshman Kelsey Whittels placed fourth, while teammates Christina Lane and Callie Tomlinson were 13th and 14th, respectively.
On the boys’ side, North Tahoe freshman Sal Monforte placed first overall, and was followed by teammates Zach Tomlinson in sixth and Kevin Scardigli in ninth.
Truckee’s Max Salinger was the lone Wolverine in the top-10, finishing eighth.
In the slalom race, Truckee girls captured six of the top 10 places. Trailing Macrorie were Cami Straw in third, Delumyea in fourth, Horn sixth, Casares seventh and Ali Gerrard 10th. Whittels of North Tahoe finished second, and teammate Lane was eighth.
Salinger led the way for the Truckee boys, finishing fourth, while teammate Brandon Craddock was ninth. For North Tahoe, Zach Tomlinson took seventh and Scardigli 10th.