Bickert takes two at Heavenly
Maia Bickert is making it look too easy.
Bickert, a sophomore at South Tahoe, and North Tahoe senior Nico Monforte dominated Wednesday’s Tahoe Basin League doubleheader at Heavenly, each recording a pair of wins on the day.
Behind Bickert, the lady Vikings cruised to two second-place finishes. The boys defended their home turf with two first-place finishes that pushed South Tahoe into first place in the combined (boys and girls) for both slalom races, while North Tahoe finished runner-up and Truckee was third.
The Vikings posted a winning combined score of 413 points in each of the races. The Lakers posted 403 points in the first race and 402 in the second, and Truckee had 315 points in the first race and 300 in the second to finish third in both.
The Vikings ski team is currently leading the Tahoe Basin Ski League.
South Tahoe’s boys took the team win in both races. In the first race, the Vikings posted a winning score of 206 points to second-place Truckee’s 195 and third-place North Tahoe’s 192. The Vikings won the second race with 206 points again, while North Tahoe was second with 194 and Truckee third with 172.
In the boys’ race, Monforte finished first in the opening race with a two-run combined time of 51.48 seconds, which was good enough to beat Incline’s Ian Reeves, who posted a 54.53. Truckee’s Wes Harrington rounded out the top three in 55.94.
South Tahoe’s Austin Allen took fourth in 57.33, followed closely by Connor McKeen (5th, 58.23), Jason Elder (6th, 59.01) and Jared Lindner (7th, 59.6).
Jake Krazczek (14th, 1:05.5), Grant Fagen (17th, 1:08) and Chad Kaassamani (25th, 1:14) rounded out the varsity Vikings’ top times.
Whittell’s Avery Laub led the Warriors to a fifth-place finish coming in 22nd in 1:13.5.
In the boys’ second race, North Tahoe’s Monforte won again with a time of 40.51, while South Tahoe’s Allen claimed second in 43.52 and Incline’s Reeves was third in 43.52.
Behind Allen was McKeen (5th, 44.34), Connor Henderson (7th, 46.3), Elder (8th, 46.55), Kaassamani (9th, 46.62), Lindner (10th, 46.95), Fagen (16th, 50:87) and Krazczek (32nd, 58.85)
Again, Laub (30th, 58) led the Whittell boys.
North Tahoe’s girls, however, captured wins in both races ahead of South Tahoe. Led by Jessica Tidd, the Laker girls posted a winning score of 211 points to South Tahoe’s 207 in the first race and a score of 208 points to the Vikings’ 206 in the second.
Individually, Bickert took the win in the first girls’ race with a time of 54.08 to Tidd’s runner-up time of 58.08. North Tahoe’s Francesca English was third, also with a time of 58.08, while South Tahoe’s Mikaela Clothier took fourth in 59.35.
Katie Sears (6th, 1.04.4), Annie Kate Genasci (10th, 1:08.9), Kailey Killeen (15th, 1:14.3) and Andi Ebright (17th, 1:16.8) completed the varsity Vikings’ times.
Whittell’s Michael Gardner (7th, 105.3) and Danica Bunnett (9th, 1:06.8) turned in top 10 times to help the lady Warriors pick up fifth place overall.
Bickert won Race 2 in 43.64 and was followed by teammate Clothier in 45.27 and North Tahoe’s Tidd in 45.29.
Sears (6th, 49.51), Genasci (12th, 54.33), Killeen (14th, 57.08), Abi Killebrew (15th, 57.93) and Ebright (16th, 57.95) all added the girls’ second-place finish.
Whittell’s Gardner (8th, 51.84) and Katherine Krolicki (22nd, 1:01.2) rounded out the Warriors’ top varsity times.
South Shore Results
Girls race one
ST Maia Bickert 1 43.64
ST Mikaela Clothier 4 59.35
ST Katie Sears 6 1.04.4
GW Michael Gardner 7 105.3
GW Danica Bunnett 9 1:06.8
ST Annie Kate Genasci 10 1:08.9
ST Kailey Killeen 15 1:14.3
ST Andi Ebright 17 1:16.8
Boys race one
ST Austin Allen 4 57.33
ST Connor McKeen 5 58.23
ST Jason Elder 6 59.01
ST Jared Lindner 7 59.6
ST Jake Krazczek 14 1:05.5
ST Grant Fagen 17 1:08
GW Avery Laub 22 1:13.5
ST Chad Kaassamani 25 1:14
Girls race two
ST Maia Bickert 1 43.64
ST Mikaela Clothier 2 45.27
ST Katie Sears 6 49.51
GW Michael Gardner 8 51.84
ST Annie Kate Genasci 12 54.33
ST Kailey Killeen 14 57.08
ST Abi Killebrew 15 57.93
ST Andi Ebright 16 57.95
GW Katherine Krolicki 22 1:01.2
GW Danica Bunnett 32 1:11.3
ST Cassidy McDonough 37 1:42.8
Boys race two
ST Austin Allen 2 43.52
ST Connor McKeen 5 44.34
ST Connor Henderson 7 46.3
ST Jason Elder 8 46.55
ST Chad Kaassamani 9 46.62
ST Jared Lindner 10 46.95
ST Grant Fagen 16 50:87
GW Avery Laub 30 58
ST Jake Krazczek 32 58.85