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Tahoe Basin Ski League | Wolverines, Lakers go 1-2 in Alpine slalom

Staff report

Truckee and North Tahoe swept the top two spots overall in a Tahoe Basin Ski League slalom race at Alpine on Thursday.

The win marked the second straight for the Wolverines, whose girls placed first and boys second for a combined winning score of 400 points. North Tahoe, whose boys took the win, placed second overall with 373 points.

They were followed by South Tahoe with 370 points, Douglas (294), Whittell (280), Incline (247) and Carson (210).

In the girls race, Truckee’s top five five skiers (the amount used for the team score) all finished among the top 15, with three in the top five.

Emma Maiden led the way with a second-place finish behind Incline’s Belle Johnson, posting a two-run combined time of 1:23.77 to Johnson’s 1:22.69. South Tahoe’s Mikaela Clothier rounded out the podium in 1:24.50.

Truckee’s Anna Yamauchi (1:25.89) and Cheyenne Brown (1:28.54) placed fourth and fifth, respectively, while teammate Hyla Steudenmeyer was 12th (1:36.98) and Sarah Barrett 15th (1:38.67).

Incline’s girls, whose five scoring skiers all finished among the top 13, placed second just three points behind Truckee, 205-202.

After Johnson, Annika Hansen was seventh (1:31.40), Laurel Taylor eighth (1:31.45), Bridget Johnson 10th (1:33.60) and Rachel Meyer 13th (1:37.14). Hannah Laurie was 20th.

Johanna Gur led the North Tahoe girls with a ninth-place finish (1:32.80) and was trailed by teammates Sophie Pokorny in 16th (1:40.68), Nicole Marinoff in 21st, Allie Doyle in 22nd and Emma Appleton in 24th.

South Tahoe’s girls finished third behind Truckee and Incline, with 176 points, followed by Whittell’s girls (162), North Tahoe (160), Douglas (126) and Carson (99).

The North Tahoe boys, meanwhile, easily claimed the team victory with all five scoring skiers finishing among the top nine. That gave them a winning score of 213 points to the runner-up Truckee boys’ 195.

South Tahoe’s boys were third with 176 points, followed by Douglas (168), Whittell (118), Carson (111) and Incline (45), which did not have a complete team.

The Lakers’ Quinn Early and teammate Harrison Goss swept the top two spots individually, posting times of 1:21.54 and 1:22.64, respectively. The Lakers’ Brett Hurt was fourth in 1:23.92, Ryan Conner was eighth (1:26.75) and Austin Carr ninth (1:27.97).

Following up his second-place finish last week, Max Wingard led the Truckee boys with another podium finish, placing third in 1:22.72. Truckee’s Mitch Osborne was fifth in 1:24.51 and was followed by Aiden Danagher in 12th (1:30.59), Jackson Schmidt in 15th (1:31.24) and Jack Englert in 20th.

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