Wolverines claim overall victory at Alpine Meadows
Led by a top finish from their girls, the Wolverines earned their first Tahoe Basin Ski League win of the season in boiler-plate conditions at Alpine Meadows on Wednesday.
Truckee’s girls placed three racers in the top 10 of the slalom race to claim the narrow victory, just one point ahead of the Incline girls, 190-189, and two points in front of South Tahoe (188). North Tahoe’s girls were fourth out of seven schools with 175 points.
The North Tahoe boys also placed three racers in the top 10, which helped the Lakers earn the boys victory with a high score of 199 points to the Truckee boys 197. South Tahoe was third with 196 and Douglas fourth with 169.
With their first- and second-place team finishes, the Truckee squad took the overall victory with a combined score of 387. South Tahoe followed with a combined score of 384, while North Tahoe came in third with 374, Douglas was fourth with 305, Whittell (262) was fifth, Incline (226) sixth and Carson (196) seventh.
In the boys race, Truckee’s Addison Dvoracek captured the win among 49 racers with a combined time of 1:19.58 between his two runs. North Tahoe’s Lucas Earley finished runner-up with a time of 1:23.31, and South Tahoe’s Connor McKeen rounded out the top three in 1:26.87.
Max Wingard of Truckee finished fifth in 1:30.82 and was followed by teammates Mitch Osborne (1:35.13) in eighth, Gordie Critz (1:41.92) in 17th and Colin Gerrard (1:42.11) in 18th.
For the Lakers, Brett Hurt finished sixth with a time of 1:31.85, while teammate Ryan Conner (1:35.97) was 10th, Austin Carr (1:36.20) was 11th and Nick Feige (1:38.63) 14th. Wildon DesLauriers (1:40.08) was 15th. Phillip Baldwin (2:03.49) led Incline in 25th.
Regular top finisher Maia Bickert of South Tahoe took the win in the girls race, posting a time of 1:26.31, while Cheyenne Brown of Truckee finished second in 1:33.48 and Johanna Gur of North Tahoe rounded out the podium with a time of 1:36.20. A total of 42 girls raced.
Incline’s Laurel Taylor and Truckee’s Haley Perkins tied for fifth with identical times of 1:36.90. They were followed by Incline’s Bridget Johnson, who was seventh in 1:37.75 and Truckee’s Maia Dvoracek, who was ninth in 1:40.32.
North Tahoe’s Sophie Pokorny (1:41.81) finished 13th, while teammates Kasey Foster (2:01.15), Kami Abi-Nader (2:01.48) and Mara White (2:03.17) came in 18th through 20th, respectively. Truckee’s Sarah Manthorpe (2:06.01) was 22nd.