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Tahoe Basin Ski League | Wolverines claim victory in Alpine Meadows GS

Staff report
Cheyenne Brown, shown in a Tahoe Basin Ski League race this past season, started a fundraising website to help cover the costs of training and ski racing after high school.
Courtesy Harry Lefrak / Lefrak Photography |

It was Truckee’s turn to enjoy a team victory in the second Tahoe Basin Ski League race of the season last Thursday.

Led by Cheyenne Brown’s individual win and Max Wingard’s second-place finish, the Wolverines earned the combined team win ahead of South Tahoe in a sun-drenched giant slalom race at Alpine Meadows.

Truckee combined for a high score of 402 points between its girls and boys squads, which finished first and second, respectively.

South Tahoe was runner-up overall with 364 points, followed by North Tahoe with 347, Douglas with 308, Whittell with 277, Incline with 264 and Carson with 167.


Brown narrowly edged Whittell’s Madison Idso for the win in the girls race, posting a combined time of 1:07.27 to Idso’s 1:07.32.

Brown was one of three Truckee skiers to finish among the top four, while Truckee had four skiers in the top 10 and all five of their scoring racers in the top 13.

Truckee’s Emma Maiden finished third in 1:07.79, Anna Yamauchi was fourth in 1:08.07, Hyla Staudenmeyer was eighth in 1:10.23 and Sarah Barrett was 13th in 1:13.28.

That gave the Truckee girls the team win with 212 points, while the North Tahoe girls were second with 180 points. They were followed by Incline (178), South Tahoe (174) and Douglas (137).

Johanna Gur led the North Tahoe girls with a sixth-place finish, posting a time of 1:09.64. North Tahoe’s Emma Sproehnle placed ninth in 1:11.32 and was trailed by Laker teammates Sophie Pokorny in 16th (1:15.33), Allie Doyle in 17th (1:16.12) and Mara White in 18th (1:16.61).


In the boys race, North Tahoe placed four skiers in the top 10 to claim the victory with a high score of 197 points.

Truckee’s boys, with two top-10 finishers, tied with South Tahoe for second with 190 points. Douglas was fourth (171) and Whittell fifth (149).

South Tahoe’s Alec Jobbins took the win with a combined time of 1:03.36 between his two runs. Wingard finished a close runner-up in 1:03.63, while Payton Norton of Whittell rounded out the podium with a time of 1:03.93.

Mason Schmidt led the Laker boys with a fifth-place finish in 1:07.05. He was followed teammates Harrison Goss in seventh (1:07.56), Drew Austin in ninth (1:08.57), Ryan Conner in 10th (1:08.90) and Nick Fiege in 18th (1:11.34).

For the Wolverines, Mitch Osborne placed eighth (1:07.78), Gordie Critz was 13th (1:10.0), Jackson Schmidt was 15th (1:10.36) and Noah Oberriter was 21st (1:12.86).

Click here for Harry Lefrak’s photo gallery from the race.

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