Prep alpine racing: Truckee ties for win in slalom
Truckee and South Tahoe tied for the overall win in the third Tahoe Basin Ski League race of the season at Alpine Meadows this past Thursday.
Both schools posted 392 points between their boys and girls teams in the slalom race, while Douglas was third with 321 points. Whittell (296) placed fourth and was followed by North Tahoe (271), Incline (245) and Carson (233).
The Wolverines claimed the boys victory with 197 points, while South Tahoe (190) was second and Whittell (174) third. South Tahoe won the girls race with 202 points and was trailed in the top three by Incline (196) and Truckee (195).
Individually, Incline sophomore Belle Johnson won her second straight race. Truckee’s Danielle Dolan was third and teammate Hyla Staudenmayer fourth, while Sophie Pokorny led North Tahoe in eighth.
Payton Norton of Whittell won the boys race and was followed by Truckee’s Drew Wingard in second and Noah Williams in third. Isaac Mozen led North Tahoe in fifth, and Noah Cleary led Incline in eighth.
Tahoe Basin Ski League results
Alpine Meadows slalom, 1/14/16
1. Truckee, 392
1. South Tahoe, 392
3. Douglas, 321
4. Whittell, 296
5. North Tahoe, 271
6. Incline, 245
7. Carson, 233
1. South Tahoe, 202
2. Incline, 196
3. Truckee, 195
4. North Tahoe, 156
5. Douglas, 156
6. Whittell, 122
7. Carson, 117
1. Truckee, 197
2. South Tahoe, 190
3. Whittell, 174
4. Douglas, 165
5. Carson, 116
6. North Tahoe, 115
7. Incline, 49
Girls individual (top 5)
1. Belle Johnson, Incline, 1:28.6
2. Tatum Whatford, 1:34.0
3. Danielle Dolan, Truckee, 1:34.3
4. Hyla Staudenmayer, Truckee, 1:34.8
5. Rose McDonough, South Tahoe, 1:37.2
Boys individual (top 5)
1. Payton Norton, Whittell, 1:25.9
2. Drew Wingard, Truckee, 1:26.4
3. Noah Williams, Truckee, 1:26.4
4. Danner Hillman, Douglas, 1:27.3
5. Isaac Mozen, North Tahoe, 1:27.4
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