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Incline skiing: Highlanders wrap season with impressive state races

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The Incline High School girls alpine ski team finished second overall in the state finals this season.
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INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — The Incline High School alpine ski season was filled with cancellations, rescheduled races and a small team.

Six girls and six boys raced this year, with nine of the 12 qualifying for state.

Winston Pretti was the league leader in points and finished the season with the giant slalom, slalom, and combined title. Aidan Pretti and Kobe Robinson both qualified for state with strong showings in the league races.

The girls’ team finished second overall in the state finals, led by Belle Johnson who finished second overall.

Competing against must larger teams, the girls continued to have consistently strong finishes that always kept them in contention for state finals.

“As their coach, I am impressed with the resilience the team displayed in constantly competing against larger teams,” said first-year coach Doug Brubraker. “This was an amazing group of young people who never complained and always took each challenge with grace and commitment. We will miss our graduating Senior, Bridgette Johnson, and look forward to next year with a strong returning core.”

Visit http://www.highlandersports.org to learn more about the sports teams at Incline High School.