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Tahoe Basin Ski League | North Tahoe boys, Incline girls claim GS wins

North Tahoe's Drew Austin races to a first-place finish in a Tahoe Basin Ski League race at Alpine Meadows on Thursday.
Courtesy Sean Lefrak / Lefrak Photography |

Race results — Alpine Meadows


North Tahoe 211

South Tahoe 186

Truckee 184

Douglas 162

Whittell 84

Carson 70

Incline 66


Incline 206

South Tahoe 182

Whittell 182

North Tahoe 180

Douglas 136

Carson 119

Truckee 51


North Tahoe 391

South Tahoe 368

Douglas 298

Incline 272

Whittell 266

Truckee 235

Carson 189

The North Tahoe boys are 2-for-2 on the season after winning the second Tahoe Basin Ski League race at Alpine Meadows this past Thursday.

The Laker boys, who also won the season opener at Mammoth on Dec. 13, swept the top two spots in the giant slalom race and placed five skiers in the top 10 to easily claim the victory ahead of South Tahoe, 211-186.

Truckee’s boys, meanwhile, placed three racers in the top 10 and finished third with 184 points. The Douglas boys were fourth with 162 points, followed by Whittell (84), Carson (70) and Incline (66).

Incline’s girls also swept the top two spots while placing three skiers in the top five, giving the Highlanders the girls win with 206 points to South Tahoe and Whittell’s 182.

North Tahoe’s girls finished fourth with 180 points. Douglas (136) was fifth, Carson (119) was sixth and Truckee (51), which had only one varsity girl racer, was seventh.

Led by their boys win, the Lakers took the overall (boys and girls combined) ahead of South Tahoe, posting 391 points to the Vikings’ 368. Douglas was third in the overall, with 298 points, followed by Incline with 272, Whittell (266), Truckee (235) and Carson (189).

Individually, North Tahoe’s Drew Austin claimed victory in the varsity boys race, posting a two-run combined time of 1:01.83. Teammate Harry Goss finished second in 1:02.07, while Grand Dunkeiman of Douglas was third in 1:02.48 and North Tahoe’s Rudi Arnston was fifth in 1:02.56.

Kevin Caravelli (1:04.08) and Ross Tester (1:04.42) finished eighth and 10th, respectively, to round out North Tahoe’s top five scores.

Wes Harrington led the Wolverines with a sixth-place finish in a time of 1:02.63. He was followed by teammates Max Wingard, who was ninth in 1:04.08, and Mitchel Osborne, who was 11th in 1:05.00. Gordon Critz (19th place) and Quincy Schram (27th) completed Truckee’s scoring.

In the girls race, Incline’s Emily Donahue and Bridgett Johnson finished 1-2 in times of 1:03.54 and 1:03.71, respectively. Katie Sears of South Tahoe was third in 1:04.57.

Incline’s Laurel Taylor finished fifth in 1:05.25, Incline’s Hannah Laurie was 14th in 1:07.65 and Keegan Wells (1:11.63) of Incline was 20th.

Hailey Perkins, who was the lone Truckee skier in the girls race, finished sixth in a time of 1:05.27.

Emma Sproehnie and Johanna Gur placed seventh and eighth, respectively, to lead the North Tahoe girls with times of 1:05.89 and 1:05.96. The Lakers’ Sophie Pokorny (1:08.10) was 15th, Mara White (1:09.49) 18th and Allie Doyle (1:10.58) 19th.

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