Miners slide to second, BR gets third | TheUnion.com

Miners slide to second, BR gets third

Submitted photoNevada Union's Amelia Hererra (left), assistant coach Beth Lee, assistant coach Sampson Smith and Julie Bottrell enjoy a few minutes after the last regular-season race of the year. In the background is division coordinator Jack Morgan.
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Julie Bottrell snagged a win and Joe Kremple finished second as the Nevada Union alpine ski team took second to Colfax in the Central II regular-season giant slalom finale at Squaw Valley Monday.

NU (4-2) totaled 272 points, 16 behind the Falcons.

Bottrell turned in a combined time of 56.97 seconds to lead the Lady Miners (3-3) to a 148-141 win.

Kremple (51.58) was out front in the Miners’ (4-2) 145-124 loss.

“Colfax is a formidable competitor. They raced the cleaner race and they deserved to win,” NU head coach Dale Knight said. “We’ll use this as a wake-up call.”

The Lady Miners’ Tori Orlowski finished second with a time of 1:00.45. Amelia Hererra (1:01.79) took fifth. Alison Martin’s 1:05.31 was good enough for eighth.

For the boys, Nolan Hale turned in a 54.50 to take eighth.

Toby Woodley (57.55) finished 14th. Rion Toal had a 57.95 for 16th.

“We had a good time (this year), and that’s our number one rule,” Knight said.

Next up for NU are the state championships at Mammoth Mountain March 4-5.

Bruins take third in final giant slalom race

The Bear River alpine ski team scored 123 points to take third in the regular-season giant slalom finale at Northstar-at-Tahoe Monday.

Quincy totaled 233 points for the win. Davis finished second with a combined score of 191 points.

Matt Grimes took second place with a time of two minutes, 30.66 seconds to lead the boys.

Carl Payne (2:40.76), Timothy Green (2:42.76) and Anthony Green (2:42.78) finished eighth, ninth and 10th.

Dustin Welch grabbed 13th with a time of 2:47.23. Dean Eckles (21st, 3:03.66) and Cameron Kephart (23rd, 3:13.81) also competed for Bear River.

Brianna Stoddart, the Lady Bruins’ sole competitor, took 13th with a time of 3:17.81.

Bear River will compete at the state championships at Mammoth Mountain March 4-5.

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