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Alpine skiers take second

JAMES BALL, Sierra Sun

On Jan. 13 at Sierra-at-Tahoe, the Tahoe-Truckee High School alpine ski team showed improvement as it finished second overall in a meet against five schools.

Although TTHS boys had more points (176) than any other boys’ squad, North Tahoe took first place overall with 343 combined boys’ and girls’ points.

The TTHS girls scored 165, totaling Truckee to 341 combined, and giving it second place.

North Tahoe’s Julia Mancuso topped the girls’ GS with a course 1 and course 2 combined finish of 1:45.60.

But it was Truckee’s Stacey Cook fast on her heels, finishing second in 1:49.96, the best for a TTHS girl in the race.

TTHS’s Charlotte Fugier was fourth in 1:54.04.

Further Truckee High skiers’ results follow: Katie Linnette, 1:59.53; Jill Marchi, 2:05.79; Jenny Shaeffer, 2:07.40; Kirsten Mickelson, 2:14.81.

Truckee’s Emily Sterling posted the second-fastest time on the first course with a 52.56, but did not finish her second race.

In the B class, Truckee’s Katie Heckendorn was first with a 2:21.07.

More B class results follow: Heather Phebus, 2:24.97; Jessie Kerton, 2:31.45; Krista Anderson, 2:38.63; Kelly Miller, 2:45.80; Emma Ferneyhough, 2:48.58; Jessica McGovern, 2:49.68; Natalie Bergman, 2:59.47; Lindsey Manetta, 1:04.88 in first race (first place on course 1), Tessie Boreen, 1:19.83 on first course; Megan Minnick, 1:44.64 on first course.

In the boys race, Truckee skier Johnny Kane took first with a combined 1:48.04.

Mike Thomas (1:49.43), Brian Lowrance (1:51.12) and Geoff Hovorka (1:51.91) took fifth, sixth and seventh, respectively.

The rest follow: Jon Reedy, 2:00.18; Nikolai Travis, 2:02.34; Tyler Buschmann, 2:03.04.

In the B class, Jarrod Gifford finished third behind skiers from North and South Tahoe high schools with a time of 2:01.67.

Michael Laroche (2:04.25) and Tommy Kelly (2:05.99) were seventh and eighth, respectively.

The rest follow: Cien Watson, 2:13.84; Lance Cohen, 2:14.26; Kevin McGovern, 2:16.93; Tommy Rosario, 2:17.80; Elliot Farris, 2:18.97; Patrick Cerceau, 2:19.84.

Jason Gifford posted a 57.89 on the first course, good enough for fifth place, but did not finish on the second course.

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