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Truckee wins regular-season ski championship

Sun Staff reports

The Wolverines wrapped up the Tahoe Basin Ski League regular-season title with a second-place finish in the sixth and final race at Diamond Peak this past Thursday.

South Tahoe placed first between its boys and girls teams in the slalom race with a combined score of 338. Truckee had 318 points, while North Tahoe was right on the Wolverines’ heels with 316. Incline (197) was fourth overall, Douglas (195) fifth and Whittell (166) sixth.

In the final regular-season team standings, Truckee and South Tahoe tied with 33 points, but the Wolverines earned the championship because they held the tiebreaker. North Tahoe finished third on the season with 24 points, followed by Incline and Douglas with 15 points apiece and Whittell with six.

Truckee’s girls team ” which edged the Laker girls by a single point, 175-174, on Thursday to complete a sweep of the season ” easily took the top spot in the regular-season standings with 36 points. South Tahoe’s girls, who placed third on Thursday, finished second in the season standings with 27 points, followed by North Tahoe with 26, Douglas with 16, Whittell with 10 and Incline seven.

The Truckee and North Tahoe boys also finished neck and neck at Diamond Peak, with the Wolverines taking the third spot with 143 points and the Lakers placing fourth with 142. South Tahoe’s boys won with 177 points and Incline was second with 165. South Tahoe and Incline tied for the regular-season championship with 33 points, but the Highlanders won the tiebreaker because they never finished below second. Truckee’s boys were third on the season with 24 points and North Tahoe was fourth with 20.

Both Truckee and North Tahoe had four top-10 finishes in the girls’ race, with the Lakers’ Melissa Daniels (1:00.87) and Kelsey Whittels (1:02.04) capturing the top two spots, while teammates Danielle Smallman and Christina Lane finished ninth and 10th, respectively.

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For the Truckee girls, Michelle Delumyea placed third in 1:02.76 and was followed by teammates Shannon Horn in fifth, Cami Straw sixth, Shelby Macrorie seventh, Terra Maher 15th and Jackie Stoesser 27th.

On the boys’ side, North Tahoe freshman Sal Monforte, who won a GS at heavenly the week prior, led his team with a sixth-place finish in 56.62. He was followed by teammates Zach Tomlinson in 10th, Kevin Scardigli 16th and Elliot Headley 22nd. Brian Gimbert, Ian Hughes and Kyle Lowis took 28th through 30th.

Truckee senior Max Salinger led the Wolverines with an eighth-place finish in 56.85, while Tyler Delumyea placed 13th, Brandon Craddock 15th, Mike Kruck 17th, Jehren Boehm 18th and Duncan Lowder 23rd.

The NIAA State Skiing Championship is scheduled for Feb. 23-24 at Mount Rose. The Tahoe Basin Ski League Dual Championship is tentatively scheduled for Feb. 26 at Homewood.