Tahoe Basin Ski League | Earley, Lakers victorious in Diamond Peak slalom
North Tahoe’s boys dominated the slope at Diamond Peak on Wednesday, claiming the individual win and five of the top 11 spots to earn the combined team victory in the Tahoe Basin Ski League slalom event.
Led by Quinn Earley’s win in a field of 47 racers, the Lakers posted a high score of 380 points between their boys and girls teams. Runner-up South Tahoe finished with 372 points.
Douglas (316) placed third overall and was followed by Incline (297), whose girls took the team win, Truckee (271), Carson (215) and Whittell (204).
Earley posted a two-run combined time of 55.75 seconds to capture the win ahead of South Tahoe’s Austin Allen (56.49) and Incline’s Winston Pretti (57.21). North Tahoe’s Harrison Goss (59.09) finished sixth, Ryan Conner (1:00.26) was eighth and Rudi Arnston (1:01.12) 10th. Lucas Earley (1:02.59) finished 11th.
That was good enough for the boys team win with a high score of 203 points. South Tahoe’s boys were second with 188, followed by Douglas (168), Whittell (149), Truckee (138), Carson (106) and Incline (85). Truckee and Incline did not have complete teams.
For the Truckee boys, Max Wingard (58.66) finished fifth, Jackson Schmidt was 13th and Liam Danagher 15th. Incline’s Preston Hoff was 27th.
Incline dominated the girls race. All four of the Highlanders’ scoring racers finished in the top six, led by Belle Johnson’s win in a field of 44 racers with a time of 59.07. She was joined in the top three by Whittell’s Madison Idso (1:03.99) and Truckee’s Cheyenne Brown (1:04.01).
Incline’s Bridget Johnson (1:04.65) placed fourth, Laurel Taylor (1:05.26) was fifth and Rachel Meyer (1:08.81) sixth. Sami Lampe rounded out the top 10.
That led the Highlanders to the girls team win with 212 points to runner-up South Tahoe’s 184. North Tahoe’s girls finished third with 177 points and were followed by Douglas (148), Truckee (133), Carson (109) and Whittell (55), which had only one girl.
Johanna Gur led the North Tahoe girls with a ninth-place finish in 1:10.92. Teammate Emma Sproehnle placed 11th, Nicole Marinoff was 15th and Katie Plexico 16th. Allie Doyle followed closely behind in 18th.
Coming in after Brown for the Wolverines was Bella Bono in 22nd, Sarah Manthorpe in 33rd and Frances Manthorpe in 37th.
Find a photo gallery from the race at http://www.lefrakphotography.com.
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