Locals shine at Tahoe League races
Heavenly’s Payton Norton led the South Shore youngsters with his third-place finish in boys’ 7-8 year-old division at a Tahoe League dual slalom race Feb. 9-10 at Diamond Peak.
Dylan Gooding placed 10th in the Feb. 9 race, which was held on Saturday for skiers 10 and under. Tristan Deatherage was fourth in the 9-10 year-old division, while Austin Allen placed 11th.
In the girls’ 7-8 year-old division, Madison Idso placed 18th.
In the older age divisions on Sunday, Feb. 10, Sierra-at-Tahoe’s Jake Krazazcek led all local male racers with his second-place finish in the 11-12 boys division. Jared Lindner (sixth), Sawyer Cairns (ninth), Luke Daum (10th), Grant Fagen (15th) and Alec Bowman (17th) rounded out Sierra’s top finishers.
Reid Lambres was third in the boys’ 13-14 division, with Nick Tilley placing fourth and Matthew Murray 13th. In the 11-12 girls’ division, Sierra’s Kelsey Henderson was second and Sasha Smolgovsky 10th. Kailey Killeen was 18th in the race.
In the girls’ 15-and-over division, Sierra’s Crystel Rutledge finished on top of the podium with a combined time of 1 minute, 02.28 seconds. Aimee Pitcher was fifth. Sierra’s Sinead Danagher placed 12th in the girls’ 9-10 year-old division.
Only those skiers who finished in the top 20 are listed. The next Tahoe League race is a slalom on Sunday at Boreal Mountain Resort.
Roberts, Curtzwiler win events
Heavenly Ski and Snowboard Foundation freestyle members Hannah Curtzwiler and Jimmy Roberts both won a single moguls event in their respective gender divisions at a Intermountain Regional event Feb. 9-10 at Deer Valley, Utah.
Curtzwiler and Roberts also had a pair of top-10 finishes in a dual mogul race and another singles event. Rebecca Roberts had three top-10 finishes, including a third-place podium result in a singles competition.
Brandon Hartstein, Marshall Curtzwiler and Alyssa Lowe all had at least one top-10 finish.
Grizzly Peewees drop two games
The South Tahoe Grizzlies’ Peewee hockey team dropped two games last weekend to the San Francisco Sabercats in San Francisco. Both games were 5-2 in favor of the Sabercats.
South Shore’s Luke Weinberger Tyler Dill both had goals over the weekend, while Shane Whitt had solid games in goal for the Grizzlies.
South Tahoe next plays March 1-2 against the California Cougars at the South Lake Tahoe Ice Arena.
Benefit snowshoe race Feb. 24
The Tahoe Mountain Milers and Sagebrush Stompers Running Clubs are hosting a snowshoeing event on Feb. 24.
The Eric Nageotte Memorial 5K Snowshoe Race and Familiarization Walk, a Road Runners Club of America sanctioned event, will start at 10 a.m. at Historic Camp Richardson Resort.
If you have yet to experience snowshoeing, this is an opportunity. You don’t have to race, just have fun.
Sign up by Saturday to save $5 and be sure to reserve a pair of snowshoes. There is no guarantee that shoes will be available on race day without reservation. Early registration is $25. After Saturday and on race day, registration is $30. To download a registration form and for more information go to tahoemtnmilers.org. Registration forms are also available at Kahle Community Center, the Recreation Center, Sports LTD and Fleet Feet Sports in Carson City.
Nageotte-Lowe was killed in 2004 while training in New Zealand. The Eric Nageotte Scholarship Fund is the beneficiary for this event.
For more information, contact Carol Nageotte at (775) 588-5988 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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