Prep alping ski racing | Wolverines take combined win in Homewood GS

Staff report
Courtesy Harry Lefrak / www.lefrakphotography.comNorth Tahoe's Garrett Driller races to a first-place finish in a Tahoe Basin League ski race at Homewood on Monday. Find more photos from the race at

Week two of the Tahoe Basin League season belonged to the Wolverines.

Led by a handful of top individual finishes, Truckee’s boys took first place and the girls were second to lead the Wolverines to the combined win in a giant slalom race at Homewood on Monday.

North Tahoe claimed the girls team victory ahead the Truckee girls, while the Laker boys finished third. The Lakers were third in the girls and boys combined as South Tahoe, which won the first race at Alpine Meadows, came in second.

In the boys race, North Tahoe’s Garrett Driller captured the individual win with a time of 58.97 seconds between his two runs. He was trailed by a trio of Wolverines, as Addison Dvoracek was runner-up in 59.89, Scotty Lebel was third in 60.59 and Patrick Romano fourth in 60.63.

Truckee’s Wes Harrington finished eighth in 64.43 to round out the Wolverines’ top four scores (the amount used for the team result).

Drew Austin was the next North Tahoe racer across the line, finishing 13th in 66.08. He was trailed by Harrison Goss (15th, 66.89) and Troy Kalange (22nd, 69.93).

A couple of the Lakers’ top boys did not race, including Nico Monforte, winner of the previous week’s race, and Lucas Early, who was third in the opening race.

Truckee’s boys posted a winning score of 211 points to runner-up South Tahoe’s 186, as all four of the Vikings’ scoring racers finished ninth through 12th. North Tahoe’s boys rounded out the top three with 178 points. They were followed by Douglas (166), Whittell (149), Carson (91) and Incline (77).

In the girls race, Maia Bickert of South Tahoe claimed the individual win in a time of 60.52. North Tahoe’s Jessica Tidd was second in 61.57 and Incline’s Amanda Pretti was third in 61.93.

Following Tidd, the Lakers’ Francesca English placed sixth in 63.32, Bozhie Pokorny was 11th in 65.85 and Johanna Gur was 13th in 67.14 to round out the Lakers’ top four scores.

The Lakers’ results were just good enough to hold off the Truckee girls, as they took first by a three-point margin, 196-193, over their rival. South Tahoe’s girls finished on Truckee’s heels, with 191 points.

Maureen Lebel led the Truckee girls in fourth place, posting a time of 63.08, while teammate Sabrina Futrol was ninth in 65.31, Brittney Straw was 10th in 65.64 and Hailey Perkins was 12th in 66.87.

Whittell’s girls were fourth with 146 points, followed by Incline (140), Douglas (132) and Carson (47).

Truckee won the combined with 404 points between its boys and girls teams. South Tahoe was second with 377 points and North Tahoe third with 374 points. Douglas (298) was a distant fourth, followed by Whittell (295), Incline (217) and Carson (138).

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