So. Shore sweeps Sick and Twisted comp
March 20, 2006
South Lake Tahoe swept the podium in the men’s skier division at the Snowbomb Sick and Twisted slopestyle event recently at Diamond Peak in Incline Village.
Twenty-year-old Mik Gadomski took first with 14.5 points, second place went to 16-year-old Jason Arens (13.5) and 19-year-old Nick Suarez finished in third (13.0).
With only seven female athletes, the women’s division included both skiers and snowboarders. Incline Village’s Kress Durfree won the event with a score of 13.0 points. In the men’s snowboard division, R.J. Salyer, 23, took first with 10.7 points.
The course at Diamond Peak consisted of a table-top jump, two rails and two 15-foot kickers. More than 40 competitors participated in the event, the second of four events this winter in the Lake Tahoe area.
The next event is scheduled for Saturday at Kirkwood Mountain Resort, with the final event of the series scheduled for April 22 at Squaw Valley.
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Girls lead STHS track
The South Tahoe track and field teams posted some decent results at its opening meet of the season last Wednesday in Fallon. The four-way meet with McQueen, Reno and Fallon was rescheduled from March 11 because of inclement weather.
The girls recorded most of the points for the Vikings. In the 400-meter race, Heather Newman took third (1 minute, 6.5 seconds) and Chelsea Madsen placed fourth (1:07).
In the 800, Kate Lambdin finished fourth (2:49.4) and freshman Kylie Noll finished fifth (2:51.5). In the 1,600, Lambdin and Noll again finished fourth and fifth, respectively. Lamdbin finished that race in 6:00.2 and Noll in 6:01.3.
In the 3,200, Lamdbin placed third in 12:37.1, while South Tahoe also finished third in the 4×800 relay (10:53).
The boys were led by senior Alex Hand, who took 10th in the 200-meter dash (25.06) and eighth in the 400 (58.03). Racing in his first varsity meet ever, junior Matt Thompson placed 10th in the 400 (58.34) and seventh in the 800 (2:36.08).
South Tahoe, which has yet to practice outside this season because of a snow-covered track, competes today at a four-way meet at Galena High in Reno. Today’s meet was rescheduled because of inclement weather on Saturday in Reno.
Wild ousted from Norcal hockey tourney
The High Sierra Wild couldn’t find the momentum it gained over the last third of the season at the Northern California Junior Hockey Association tournament last weekend in San Jose.
High Sierra, which finished third in the regular-season bantam standings, lost its opener to second-seeded Santa Rosa 5-2 on Friday.
Needing to win the next two games to stay alive for state tournament consideration, the Wild was blanked by the regular season champ Cupertino Cougars 7-0. The teams had played to a 1-1 tie a weekend earlier.
High Sierra closed out the tourament with a 6-3 loss to Roseville.
Cupertino, which didn’t lose during league play, won all four of its games by an 18-1 goal margin to capture the championship. The Cougars shredded Roseville 6-0 in the finals after squeaking out a 2-1 win over Roseville on Friday.
USASA nationals at Northstar
The 17th annual United States of America Snowboard Association (USASA) National Championships will be held March 25-April 1 at Northstar-at-Tahoe in Truckee. More than 1,300 athletes representing each of the 35 USASA regional series will compete in giant slalom, slalom, halfpipe, slopestyle and boardercross.
Current U.S. snowboard stars such as Shaun White, Ross Powers and Lindsey Jacobellis competed in USASA events while moving up the ranks. For more information on attending this year’s national championships, visit http://www.usasa.org and http://www.NorthstarAtTahoe.com, or call USASA at 1-800-404-9213.
Youngblood finals coming to Sierra
The fourth annual Forum Youngblood World Finals are being held on Saturday at Sierra-at-Tahoe. Starting at 10 a.m., 70 of the world’s top male and female amateur riders will compete on a custom-built slopestyle course for more than just bragging rights.
In addition to competing for a coveted championship trophy, riders may earn a spot on Forum’s Youngblood Amateur Team and appear in the company’s upcoming film “THAT” which is scheduled to be released this fall.
For the past three eight months, about 40 regional contests in North America, Europe and New Zealand have produced this year’s crop of the top 18-and-under amateurs from around the world. The top male and female rider from each of those contests have earned an all-expenses paid trip to this year’s world finals at Sierra-at-Tahoe.
For more information, visit http://www.forum-snowboards.com.
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