Miners display top four boarders
Nevada Union’s varsity boys snowboard team swept the first four places in Monday’s competition at Sugar Bowl, as the Miners scored a perfect 186 points.
NU’s Nolan Hale not only turned in the top combined runs of the day, but also carved out the top two individual runs. Hale cruised through the course in 37.08 seconds on his first attempt, only to follow up with a 35.67. Hale’s two-run time of 1:12.75 was nearly four seconds faster than his closest competitor.
Joe Kremple had the next fastest run of the day, finishing his first go-round in 37.67 and followed up with a 38.95 for a combined 1:16.62 for second place.
Toby Woodley took third place in 1:17.33 and Rion Toal was fourth with a time of 1:17.62 for the Miners. NU’s Jimmy Rothschield was sixth, while Gabe Cashman turned in a ninth-place finish.
Bear River edged Placer by a single point, 138-137, for second place. The Bruins were led by Leif Nielsen’s 10th place finish in 1:20.73. Luke LaRash turned in 13th place for Bear River.
Colfax finished fourth with 133 team points, while Davis had 12 and North Tahoe had 99.
Nevada Union’s Lady Miners also took first place Monday, led by Amelia Herrera’s second-place finish in 1:23.18. Colfax’s Natalie Martin eked out the first-place finish in 1:23.16, or a mere two-tenths of a second over Herrera’s two-run time.
Drew Kremple took seventh place for the Lady Miners in 1:26.38 and Sara Graham was ninth in 1:28.42.
The Bear River and Nevada Union snowboard teams return to action Monday at Boreal.
Lady Miner skiers
land first place
Nevada Union’s varsity girls alpine skiers took first place Monday on the Giant Slalom at Northstar, led by Jeanenne Richert’s third-place finish.
Claire Miller took sixth place for NU, while Elise Lochart was 11th and Sarah Callahan finished 14th place. All four of the Lady Miners qualified for the state contest, said NU coach Ken Ramirez, adding that the day’s conditions weren’t the best.
“It was a one run race because it was rainy and the snow was getting slushy and nasty,” Ramirez said. “We just couldn’t maintain the course’s integrity. They also had trouble with the timing equipment and computer.”
On the boys’ side, Nick Meyer was the Miners’ top finisher taking 12th place overall. Ben Ellsworth took 17th place and Doug Anawalt was 19th for Nevada Union.
In the junior varsity competition, Nevada Union’s top three finishers were Travis Riley, Brett Anderson and Nick Herback.
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