Prep skiing | North Tahoe extends overall lead; Truckee boys win again |

Prep skiing | North Tahoe extends overall lead; Truckee boys win again

Harry Lefrak / Lefrak PhotographyNorth Tahoe sophomore Garrett Driller races to a win on Thursday.

North Tahoe extended its lead in the Tahoe Basin Ski League standings with its third combined win of the season in a Giant Slalom race at Alpine Meadows on Thursday.

Truckee’s boys, meanwhile, claimed their second consecutive victory to pull into a tie with South Tahoe in the league standings, while North Tahoe’s girls won for the third time this season to extend their league lead.

Individually, North Tahoe senior captain Nikki Caravelli and sophomore teammate Garrett Driller both raced to first-place finishes to lead the Lakers.

Caravelli posted a two-run combined time of 1:01.38 to South Tahoe runner-up Maia Bickert’s 1:02.83. Laker teammate Tenaya Driller came in fourth in a time of 1:04.15 and was followed by Francesca English (1:04.72) in fifth and Johanna Gur (1:05.32) in eighth to round out their top four scores (the amount used for the team result).

North Tahoe’s Bozhie Pokorny finished 10th in 1:06.03, while Audrey Johnson was 15th and Sydney Lancaster 17th. With all of their scoring skiers finishing within the top eight, the Laker girls took the win ahead of South Tahoe’s girls by a score of 210 points to 204.

Truckee’s girls, who were led by Hailey Perkins (1:04.87) in sixth place, finished third with 159 points. Truckee’s girls are fourth in the season standings. Zoe Willis (1:09.85) finished 16th for the Truckee girls and Karlie Mohun and Chelsea Mohun were 23rd and 24th, respectively.

In the boys’ race, Driller posted a blazing winning time of 59.95, while Truckee’s Patrick Romano finished second in 1:00.50 and Truckee’s Nico Kuyper third in 1:01.91.

The Lakers’ Lucas Early was sixth in 1:02.84 and was trailed by teammates Chase Whitney (1:07.63) in 18th and Tilen Lane (1:07.80) in 19th to round out their top four. Ryan Conner, Wildon DesLauriers and Tyler Olk were 20th, 21st and 23rd, respectively.

For the Wolverines, Zac Bush was 12th in 1:04.83 and Noah Oberriter 13th in 1:05.46, followed by Isaac Osborne in 15th and Will Clausen in 17th.

The results were enough to give the Truckee boys the win with a score of 199 points to the South Tahoe boys’ 188 and North Tahoe’s 185.

In the team combined, North Tahoe edged South Tahoe 395-392, while in the team standings, the Lakers lead the Vikings 33-30. Only one race remains in the regular season.

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