Prep alpine skiing | Driller, English lead Lakers to victory
The North Tahoe ski team demonstrated its capabilities with a full roster Tuesday.Competing for the first time this season with all their racers, the Laker boys swept the top three spots in a Tahoe Basin Ski League slalom race at Alpine Meadows, while their girls took two of the top three places to lead North Tahoe to the easy team win.North Tahoe posted a winning team score of 414 points between its boysandamp;#8217; and girlsandamp;#8217; squads. Truckee finished runner-up with 373 points and South Tahoe was third with 355 points. They were followed by Whittell (299), Douglas (259), Carson (223) and Incline (137).In the boysandamp;#8217; race, North Tahoe sophomore Garret Driller claimed the individual win with a two-run combined time of 1:20.22. Both of his runs were the fastest of the day. Junior teammate Nico Monforte finished second in 1:22.07, freshman Lucas Early was third in 1:25.07 and senior Ryan Faye was seventh in 1:31.55.Freshman Wes Harrington finished fourth in 1:25.57 to lead the Truckee boys, who placed second behind North Tahoe by a score of 215-198. The Wolverinesandamp;#8217; Patrick Romano, a junior, was fifth in 1:29.44 and Will Clausen was ninth in 1:32.22.Truckeeandamp;#8217;s Jamin Parker finished 12th and was followed by teammates Colin Gerrard in 14th and Nico Kuyper in 15th. North Tahoeandamp;#8217;s Tilen Lane was 16th, Wildon DesLauriers 17th and Tyler Olk 19th. North Tahoe landed three girls in the top 10, led by freshman Francesca Englishandamp;#8217;s individual victory in a time of 1:23.83. Whittellandamp;#8217;s Whitney Gardner finished runner-up in 1:25.49, while another North Tahoe freshman, Johanna Gur, rounded out the top three in 1:30.41 and junior Sydney Lancaster was 10th in 1:43.44.Hailey Perkins, a sophomore, placed fourth in a time of 1:33.49 to lead the Wolverines. Teammate Zoe Willis was 13th and Valerie Vajgrt 14th. The Lakersandamp;#8217; Kami Abi-Nader was 15th and Allie Doyle 17th.North Tahoeandamp;#8217;s girls took the win with 199 points to the Whittell girlsandamp;#8217; 190. South Tahoeandamp;#8217;s girls were third with 189 points and Truckee was fourth with 175.