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Prep snowboarding: North Tahoe girls win again

Sun Staff reports

SUGAR BOWL ” The Laker girls raced to their fourth top finish in as many CNISSF races Monday, while two Truckee snowboarders captured runner-up finishes individually.

Truckee’s Kristen Harvey took second in the girls’ slalom race behind Caty O’Connor of Placer, and Kevin Cowie placed second to Paul Kamisky of Davis in the boys’ race.

Four North Tahoe girls placed in the top 10, and four others recording top-25 finishes to lead the girls to first place with 205 points. Placer’s girls were second with 193 points, and Colfax’s girls were third with 189.

Tara Turpin finished third and was followed by Laker teammates Dani Pranin in fifth, Jenna Burnside sixth, Emily Ashbaugh ninth, Jamie Gross 14th, Lexi Schumann 21st, Kara Horn 22nd and Taylor Lewis 25th.

On the Truckee side, Harvey was trailed by teammates Sami Bussinger in 13th, Calli Turner 24th and Ariah Curtis 36th.

Placer took first in the overall ” boys and girls combined ” with 354 points to North Tahoe’s 352 points and Colfax’s 338. Truckee was fifth with 283 points.

In the boys’ competition, neither North Tahoe nor Truckee finished among the leading teams.

The Lakers’ Ben Reilly took seventh, Nate Horn 10th, Clayton Doyle 22nd and Chris Parson 42nd, while Truckee’s Ryan Cowie was 14th, Sean Lefrak 36th and Oscar Hernandez 46th.

In the girls’ open division, Kenna Bolt took first place for North Tahoe.

With four races down and two to go before the state championship at Mammoth next month, Colfax leads the season standings with 1,474 points. North Tahoe is second with 1,394 and Placer is third with 1,390. Davis (1,332 points) is fourth, Truckee (1,042) fifth, Bear River (966) sixth and Nevada Union (941) seventh.


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