Whittell’s Idso wins TBSL individual girls points title
INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — Madison Idso didn’t make it to the top of the podium during the Tahoe Basin Ski League season — but ended the campaign as its individual champion. The Whittell sophomore locked up the girls points title with a second-place finish in the regular season finale last Wednesday, a slalom race at Diamond Peak.
Idso finished the regular season with 324 points over six races. Last Wednesday’s second-place ski (1:03.99) was her fourth of the season to go along with one third- and one sixth-place finish.
Idso was the Warriors’ only girl racer at Diamond Peak. Incline’s Belle Johnson won the event by skiing a 59.07.
In the boys race, freshman Payton Norton was Whittell’s fastest skier — he took fourth by skiing a 57.33. North Tahoe’s Quinn Earley won with a time of 55.75.
Junior Matt Davis came in next for the Warriors, placing 19th with a time of 1:08.78. Sophomore Kaven Peck (22nd, 1:11.39) and freshman Andrew Carlisle (34th, 1:25.74) also earned points for Whittell.
The Warriors sent eight skiers down the hill for the boys race at Diamond Peak. That group included freshman Jonathon Duffy (38th, 1:33.63), junior Hilton Atherton (39th, 1:34.42), freshman Dylan Kixmiller (41st, 1:57.00) and junior Gabe Rusk (DNF).
Whittell finished the regular season sixth in the TBSL overall team standings — the Warriors’ boys took fifth while the WHS girls team placed sixth. South Tahoe won the overall team points title — North Tahoe had the top boys team and Incline finished as the top girls team.
Whittell returns to action today, when it begins the postseason with divisional duals at Alpine Meadows. The Vikings conclude their season with state in all three disciplines, which will be held Feb. 24 and 25 at Sierra-at-Tahoe Resort.
See more photos from last Wednesday’s race at http://www.lefrakphotography.com.
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