Truckee girls win ski title – again
Remaining true to form, the Truckee High girls ski team dominated on the second and final day of the Nevada 4A State Skiing Championship at Mt. Rose on Sunday.
Truckee’s girls took the top spot with 473 points to South Tahoe’s 401 in the giant slalom race, which wrapped up the championship after Mt. Rose hosted the first half of competition, a slalom race on Feb. 23. Both Truckee and South Tahoe are part of the Tahoe Basin Ski League.
The win gave the Truckee girls the combined team championship, with 953 points, for the second straight year. South Tahoe’s girls finished second in the combined championship with 847 points, followed by Reno (799 points), Galena (781), Carson (683) and Damonte Ranch (633).
“It turned out as we had hoped,” said Truckee coach Pat Mooney. “We knew South Tahoe had a strong girls team, and with North Tahoe you never know what they’ll put together. But it definitely turned out as we had hoped.”
On a cool day that featured firm snow and consistent racing conditions from start to finish, Truckee seniors Shannon Horn and Michelle Delumyea finished second and third with times of 61.29 and 62.44, trailing only Reed’s Jessie Eiting, who posted a combined time of 60.61 between the two runs.
Delumyea, who won the slalom championship, and Horn tied for the combined individual title.
Truckee’s Terra Maher, Cami Straw, Whitney Reed and Ali Gerrard took the eighth- through 11th-place spots, while teammate Jackie Stoesser finished 22nd, respectively.
“They were consistent and dedicated all season,” Mooney said. “They’re good kids. They made a commitment to the team and they followed through with it, and that’s the reason they did so well.”
North Tahoe’s girls did not qualify as a team to compete.
The Tahoe Basin League also claimed the top two positions in the boys’ team competition, as South Tahoe took the championship in the combined with 926 points to Incline’s 908 points. Wooster was third in the combined (756 points), followed by Damonte Ranch (711), Galena (691) and Reno (677).
Neither Truckee nor North Tahoe’s boys qualified as a team.
Individually, however, North Tahoe junior Zach Tomlinson placed sixth with a combined time of 64.80, while Truckee seniors Max Salinger and Matt Hardy finished 12th and 18th with times of 66.91 and 69.64.