Miller leads NU to win |

Miller leads NU to win

Nevada Union’s Alice Miller took first and Julian Crouch finished second on the boys side in the giant slalom as the Nevada Union alpine ski team won its fourth straight Central II Division title at Sugar Bowl Monday.

NU totaled 166 points, 32 ahead of second place Placer of Auburn. Colfax finished third with 88 points.

Miller turned in a combined time of one minute, 19.58 seconds for the win. Crouch’s 1:13.68 was just under five seconds out of first place.

“Alice was one of the top skiers in the state last year. We’re expecting a repeat performance from her this year,’ said NU head coach Ken Ramirez. “This is only (Julian’s) second year racing. He’s really come a long way.”

Along with Miller and Crouch, seven other NU skiers earned a trip to the state giant slalom championship at Mammoth 2-8.

For the Lady Miners, Shawna Schobert (1:25.39, third), Hilary Barsby (1:30.62, fifth), Jill Collins (1:30.64, sixth) and Claire Miller (1:31.67, seventh) also qualified for the state meet. Valentina Ciardi (1:33.67, 12th) is an alternate.

Alex Wolfe (1:17.31, fourth), Nick Meyer (1:19.10, sixth) and Nick Nowak (1:20.09, seventh) qualified for the boys.

Bruins slide to fourth at Northstar

Casey Aherns snagged a third place and Amanda Gonzalez took 15th as the Bear River snowboard team came in fourth in the giant slalom at Northstar Monday.

Bear River totaled 177 points. Nevada Union won with a score of 275 points.

Aherns’ combined time of one minute, 26.61 seconds was just under six seconds behind individual winner Nolan Hale of Nevada Union.

Jon Hoag turned in a 1:32.23 for tenth place. Jacob Ells (1:35.17, 18th), Leif Nielson (1:37.33, 24th), Benje Williams (1:40.60, 29th), Chris Streeter (1:45.45, 35th), Carl Barrett (1:50.83, 37th), Daniel Redmond (2:00.49, 40th) also competed.

Gonzalez’ 1:48.91 was just over 18 seconds behind girls winner, Amelia Herrera of Nevada Union (1:30.39).

Kate Wellmon turned in a 1:50.57 to finish 18th.

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