Truckee, North Tahoe 1-2 in Tahoe Basin League ski race
The Truckee High Alpine ski team wrapped up the Tahoe Basin League regular season title with a first-place finish Thursday in a giant slalom race at Alpine Meadows.
With one league race remaining ” a slalom at Diamond Peak on Wednesday ” North Tahoe is second in the overall standings and South Tahoe third.
The Wolverines won Thursday’s giant slalom with 332 points ” a combined total between the boys and girls teams. North Tahoe was second with 301 points, followed by South Tahoe (281), Incline (263), Douglas (224) and Whittell (91).
Truckee’s girls took first with 186 points, and North Tahoe’s girls team was second with 157. South Tahoe was third (138), Douglas fourth (130), Incline fifth (77) and Whittell sixth (41).
Incline was the big surprise on the boys’ side, as the Highlanders placed five skiers in the top five to take the top spot with a total of 186 points. Truckee was second with 146 points, followed by North Tahoe (144), South Tahoe (143), Douglas (94) and Whittell (50).
Brandie Macken of Truckee continued her dominance in the Tahoe Basin League by winning her fifth straight race in a combined time ” out of two runs ” of 57.51.
Macken’s teammates took the next four spots to give Truckee a clean sweep of the top five. Hannah Cassares placed second (59.03), Shelby Macrorie third (59.06), Michelle Delumyea fourth (59.55) and Shannon Horn fifth (1:00.10).
North Tahoe’s Kaitlien McMillan was sixth in 1:00.21, Danielle Smallman seventh (1:00.47) and Christina Lane 10th (1:01.27).
In the boys’ race, North Tahoe’s Kevin Scardigli placed sixth in 57.44 for the highest finish outside Incline’s sweep of the top five ” Incline’s Daniel Hershkowit won in 55.32. Tyler Fidler of North Tahoe was seventh (57.91), while Truckee’s Trevor Smith came in 10th (59.09).