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Tahoe Basin Ski League | Highlanders win Heavenly dual slalom

Staff report
North Tahoe's Harrison Goss finished second in a dual slalom race at Heavenly on Monday.
Anthony Gentile / Tahoe Daily tribune |

Given a full squad of alpine ski racers, the Highlanders are tough to beat.

Incline claimed the overall win in a Tahoe Basin Ski League dual slalom at Heavenly on Monday, posting a combined score of 258 points between its girls and boys teams.

Host South Tahoe was runner-up with 229 points, followed by Whittell (227), North Tahoe (224), Douglas (211), Carson (152) and Truckee (105). Truckee and North Tahoe did not have full teams.

Individually, Incline’s Annika Hansen won all six of her head-to-head heats to take the win. She Whittell’s Michael Gardner to the finish line in the final heat, while Whittell’s Madison Idso beat Incline’s Laurel Taylor to the finish in the third-place heat.

The Incline girls took the win with a high score of 174 points to Whittell’s 143. North Tahoe’s girls, who were led by Johanna Gur, finished third with 115 points. South Tahoe’s girls were fourth (114).

North Tahoe’s Harrison Goss finished runner-up to South Tahoe’s Austin Allen in the boys race, while Ryan Conner of North Tahoe beat out Danner Hillman of Douglas in the third-place heat.

The Douglas boys took the win with 135 points and were followed by South Tahoe (115), North Tahoe (109), Incline (84), Carson (84), Whittell (84) and Truckee (80).

The final race of the regular season, a slalom, will be held at Diamond Peak next Wednesday. The state championship will take place Feb. 24-25 at Sierra-at-Tahoe.


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