South Tahoe’s Jobbins wins Sierra-at-Tahoe giant slalom; Vikings, Warriors race in second TBSL event
TWIN BRIDGES, Calif. — The Tahoe Basin Ski League returned to Sierra-at-Tahoe Resort for the second straight race — and high school skiers again took on the South Shore resort in giant slalom. South Tahoe senior Alec Jobbins highlighted the second TBSL race of the season Thursday, Jan. 7, taking home the boys’ individual title.
Jobbins completed his two runs in 58.31 to win by nearly a second, and his 28.99 opening run was the fastest of the day. He helped South Tahoe to a third-place combined finish — North Tahoe finished first overall while Truckee took second.
The Vikings’ next-best finisher was junior Tristan Deatherage, who placed sixth with a time of 1:00.8. Sophomores Weston Swift (21st, 1:06.2) and Logan Langemeier (22nd, 1:07.0) also earned points for South Tahoe in its second league race.
Senior Trenton Leonard returned to the slopes for his first race following a knee injury, and finished with a time of 1:07.5. Senior Noah Solomon completed his runs in 1:32.4 to round out the STHS contingent.
For Whittell’s boys, sophomore Payton Norton led the way a time of 59.85 that was good for a third-place finish. Freshman Gunnar Barnwell (10th, 1:02.5), junior Kai Mangiaracina (26th, 1:09.9) and senior Matt Davis (31st, 1:12.2) also earned points — sophomore Andrew Carlisle (1:14.6), senior Hilton Atherton (1:22.2) and junior Kaven Peck (1:25.9) completed the Warriors’ group.
On the girls side, Incline’s Belle Johnson finished first with a time of 1:01.07. The Highlanders and Truckee ended the race tied for first in points.
Senior Tatum Whatford led the Vikings with a fifth-place finish, completing her runs in 1:04.9. Junior Rose McDonough also finished in the top 10, placing ninth by skiing a 1:07.2.
Sophomore Lyndsey Allen (11th, 1:08.5) and junior Sierra Bedwell (20th, 1:11.7) earned points for STHS by finishing in its top four. Freshman Summer Furrer (24th, 1:14.8), sophomore Gabbi Fisher (25th, 1:15.3), junior Alle Balme (30th, 1:20.5) and senior Cassie Flynn (36th, 1:23.3) also raced for the Vikings at Sierra-at-Tahoe.
For the Warriors’ girls, senior Kate Krolicki delivered the top time last Thursday. She skied a 1:21.1 to place 33rd.
Juniors Cameron Ceglia (39th, 1:33.1), Marisa Maidman (40th, 1:34.5) and Gigi Stetler (47th, 1:49.8) rounded out Whittell’s contingent. Four Warriors completed the course, the minimum to qualify for a team score.
Like the season opener in December, last Thursday’s race was originally scheduled to be held at Mammoth Mountain before being moved due to weather. South Tahoe and Whittell returned to action in a TBSL slalom race Thursday, Jan. 14, at Alpine Meadows — both teams will compete locally on Tuesday, Jan. 19, in duals at Heavenly Mountain Resort.
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