Sports Briefs: Local trio at X Games, South Tahoe alpine ski team fundraiser Jan. 29
Anderson, Bowman, Hight set to compete at X Games Aspen 2016
This year’s Winter X Games will again feature local athletes going for the gold. Three from Tahoe will compete at X Games Aspen 2016, including South Lake Tahoe natives and Olympic gold medalists Jamie Anderson and Maddie Bowman.
X Games Aspen 2016 will be held Jan. 28-31 at Buttermilk Mountain in Aspen, Colorado. Nine California athletes will compete in the 20th edition of the winter action sports event.
Bowman will aim to again defend her championship in the Ski SuperPipe. The 22-year-old, three-time reigning gold medalist in the event is coming back from a knee injury last season.
Anderson has reached the podium in Aspen eight of the last nine years, and will compete in the Snowboard Slopestyle competition. The 25-year-old’s last gold at Winter X Games came in 2013, and she has won silver each of the past two years.
Elena Hight will compete in the Snowboard SuperPipe in Aspen. She has four Winter X Games medals in the event, including silvers in 2012 and 2013.
ESPN and ABC will televise a combined 16 hours of live content from this year’s X Games Aspen, and an additional eight hours online on ESPN3. For more info, visit http://www.xgames.com.
South Tahoe alpine ski hosting Warren Miller’s “Chasing Shadows” Jan. 29
The South Tahoe alpine ski team is hosting a movie night featuring Warren Miller’s “Chasing Shadows” on Friday, Jan. 29. The event will be held at 7:30 p.m. in the STHS Theater.
Tickets are $15 at the South Tahoe ASB office and $16.50 online at http://www.ltusd.org. The event will feature a silent auction and raffle in addition to a screening of the movie — all proceeds will benefit the Vikings’ alpine ski team.
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