CNISSF snowboarding | Ruby Wood’s hot start leads Truckee girls to victory |

CNISSF snowboarding | Ruby Wood’s hot start leads Truckee girls to victory

Harry Lefrak / Sun File photoTruckee junior Ruby Wood, shown in last year's CNISSF State Championships, won the opening race of the season at Alpine Meadows on Monday.

Ruby Wood is up to her old tricks again.

The Truckee junior and defending CNISSF state champion opened the Central II snowboard season on a positive note Monday, as she captured a win for her Wolverines in a slalom race hosted by Alpine Meadows.

Wood’s first-place finish led the Truckee girls to the team win just one point ahead of rival North Tahoe, 249-248. The Davis girls were third with 240 points.

In the overall combined, North Tahoe finished second with a score of 458 points to Davis’ 491. Placer was third with 451 points, followed by Truckee with 447, Colfax with 412, Nevada Union with 407 and Del Oro with 32.

Wood led three Wolverines in the top 12, taking the win ahead of Nelly Steinhoff of Colfax with a two-run combined time of 76.15 seconds to Steinhoff’s 76.30. Truckee’s Ariah Curtis (87.44) was sixth in 87.44, followed by teammate Shauna Day (96.68) in 12th, Nichole Graham (107.06) in 16th and Wynter Lim (109.36) in 18th.

North Tahoe’s Kenna Bolt finished fifth in 87.00 to lead the Lakers, who had three racers in the top 10 and all seven of their girls in the top 25. The Lakers’ Courtney Peters (89.97) finished seventh, Sammi Schulte (91.82) was ninth, Dana McConnel (106.59) was 15th and Roxy Schumann (107.21) was 17th.

In the boys’ race, Truckee’s Austin McWhinney placed fourth in a time of 78.47 as Jacob Peak of Placer took the win in 75.85. Casey Curtis finished seventh for the Truckee boys, who were fifth as a team with 198 points.

Placer’s boys won with 253 points, followed by the Davis boys with 251, Colfax with 244 and North Tahoe with 210.

Nash Baehr led the Laker boys with a fifth-place finish in 86.42, while Garrett McDermott came in 20th in 99.02.

The Central II Snowboard division is one of six divisions of the CNISSF and the only one that is exclusively snowboarding.

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