Prep alpine ski racing | Romano, Tidd runner-up at Diamond Peak
The Truckee boys led by Patrick Romano and Scotty Lebel claimed victory in a Tahoe Basin League giant slalom race at Diamond Peak on Wednesday.
Romano finished second overall to Hughston Norton of Whittell, posting a two-run combined time of 1:06 to Norton’s 1:05. Lebel was third in 1:06.
Truckee’s Wes Harrington (1:11) finished sixth, Nico Kuyper (1:12) was seventh and Colter Fellows (1:15) was 12th to round out the Wolverines’ top five scores.
Wildon DesLauriers led a shorthanded North Tahoe team with a 10th-place finish in 1:14. He was followed by teammates Harrison Goss (13th, 1:15), Drew Austin (15th, 1:16), Tyler Olk (18th, 1:18) and Ethan Faye (27th, 1:26).
The Truckee boys took the team win with 209 points to second-place South Tahoe’s 203 points. North Tahoe’s boys were third with 172 points and were followed by Whittell (159), Douglas (120), Carson (95) and Incline (46).
In the girls race, South Tahoe’s Maia Bickert captured the win – her third of the season – just ahead of North Tahoe’s Jessica Tidd. Both finished in 1:08, but Bickert was less than tenth of a second quicker.
Truckee’s Sabrina Futral led the Wolverines in fourth place, in 1:09, while Brittney Straw was seventh in 1:11 and Maureen Lebel 10th in 1:14.
Trailing Tidd were teammates Bozhie Pokorny (1:14) and Johanna Gur (1:16) in 11th and 12th, respectively, and Emma Sproehnie (1:17) in 14th.
Bolstered by Bickert’s win and two top-three finishes, the South Tahoe girls took the team win with 198 points to runner-up North Tahoe’s 189 and third-place Truckee’s 181. Whittell’s girls were fourth with 154 points, followed by Incline (145), Douglas (132) and Carson (66).
The Vikings also won the team combined (boys and girls) with a total score of 401 points. Truckee was second overall with 390 points and North Tahoe third with 361.