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

Staff report
Hannah Halvorsen of the Sugar Bowl Academy took the win in the high school girls race on Friday.
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Incline’s Belle Johnson claimed the individual win in a Tahoe Basin Ski League slalom race at Alpine Meadows last Thursday, while Truckee and North Tahoe swept the top two spots as a team.

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, Johnson posted a two-run combined time of 1:22.69 to Truckee runner-up Emma Maiden’s 1:23.77. South Tahoe’s Mikaela Clothier rounded out the podium in 1:24.50.

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.

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. Truckee’s Max Wingard was third in 1:22.72.

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