Prep alpine racing: Tahoe-Truckee titles aplenty at state championships |

Prep alpine racing: Tahoe-Truckee titles aplenty at state championships

North Tahoe's Magnolia Neu claimed the GS title and tied for the combined title in the Tahoe Basin League state championships last week. Find a photo gallery from the event at
Courtesy Harry Lefrak / Lefrak Photography |


Girls combined

1. Incline, 219 pts

2. Truckee, 182

3. South Tahoe, 154

Boys combined

1. Truckee, 200

2. North Tahoe, 197

3. South Tahoe, 166

Girls GS

1. Incline, 104

2. Truckee, 97

3. South Tahoe, 77

Boys GS

1. North Tahoe, 96

2. Truckee, 95

3. South Tahoe, 75

Girls slalom

1. Incline, 115

2. Truckee, 85

3. South Tahoe, 77

Boys slalom

1. Truckee, 105

2. North Tahoe, 101

3. South Tahoe, 91


Girls combined

1. Belle Johnson, Incline, 62 pts

1. Magnolia Neu, NT, 62

3. Amanda Pretti, Incline, 58

Boys combined

1. Max Wingard, Truckee, 62 pts

2. Danner Hillman, Douglas, 56

3. Noah Cleary, Incline, 54

Girls GS

1. Magnolia Neu, NT, 1:06.06

2. Cheyenne Brown, Truckee, 1:06.17

3. Belle Johnson, Incline, 1:06.59

Boys GS

1. Payton Norton, Whittell, 1:02.53

2. Max Wingard, Truckee, 1:04.01

3. Danner Hillman, Douglas, 1:04.22

Girls slalom

1. Belle Johnson, Incline, 57.10

2. Amanda Pretti, Incline, 58.06

3. Magnolia Neu, NT, 58.77

Boys slalom

1. Alec Jobbins, ST, 55.31

2. Max Wingard, Truckee, 55.96

3. Noah Cleary, Incline, 55.99

The Tahoe Basin Ski League concluded with a two-day state championship last week, with the giant slalom taking place at Alpine Meadows on Tuesday and the slalom at Diamond Peak on Wednesday.

Incline’s girls swept all three team titles, winning the GS, slalom and combined, while the Truckee girls placed second ahead of South Tahoe in all three categories.

For the boys, Truckee claimed both the slalom and combined championships, and North Tahoe took the GS title.

Only the top three boys and girls teams from the regular season competed for the team titles.

Individually, Incline’s Belle Johnson and North Tahoe’s Magnolia Neu finished in a tie for the combined championship, both with 62 points between their GS and slalom results. Amanda Pretti of Incline rounded out the podium with 58 points.

Neu won the GS crown ahead of second-place Cheyenne Brown of Truckee and Johnson, who placed third. Johnson won the slalom race and was followed by Pretti in second and Neu in third.

Truckee’s Max Wingard captured the boys combined title with 62 points and was followed by Danner Hillman of Douglas with 56 points and Noah Cleary of Incline with 54.

Payton Norton of Whittell won the boys GS title, Wingard was second and Hillman third. South Tahoe’s Alec Jobbins earned the slalom crown, while Wingard was second and Cleary third.

Outside of the podium finishers, Wingard was followed in the combined by Truckee teammates Aiden Danangher in fourth, Dakota Allen in sixth, Gordie Critz in a tie for eighth and Drew Wingard rounding out the team score in a tie for 15th.

Rudi Arnston led the North Tahoe boys with a fifth-place finish in the combined and was followed by teammates Mason Schmidt in seventh, Thomas Mercogliano tied for eighth, Mason Wittels in 13th and Austin Carr 14th.

For the girls, Incline placed all five scoring racers in the top 10 in the combined, with Bridgit Johnson following Johnson and Pretti in seventh, and Rachel Meyer and Laurel Taylor finishing in a tie for eighth.

Hyla Staudemayer led the Truckee girls in the combined, finishing fifth, while Danielle Dolan was sixth, Brown, who did not race the slalom, was 16th, Amelia Strusinski 18th and Sarah Barrett 22nd.

North Tahoe’s Emma Appleton placed 21st in the combined and Emma Sproehnle was 26th.

Find a photo gallery from both days of racing at Lefrak Photography.

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