Preps gain in rankings |

Preps gain in rankings

The Union Staff

Nick Herback, Dan Freitas and Allison Chapple were top 10 finishers in their respective boys and girls races to help Nevada Union capture fourth overall on Monday during its California-Nevada Interscholastic Ski and Snowboard Federation (CNISSF) Central II Division regular season-ending race held at Boreal.

Herback placed sixth in the boys slalom with a time of 1 minute, 3.88 seconds and Freitas placed eighth in 1:06.23. Meanwhile, Chapple placed ninth in the girls race in 1:12.05, while teammate Jeanenne Richert was close behind in 11th with a 1:13.97 clocking to lead Nevada Union.

Also in the boiys race, Travis Mills also finished 17th and Skyler Lujan recovered from a fall to take 27th for the Miners. In the girls race, Alli Dorfman and Christine Perkins finished 23rd and 24th respectively.

All of those racers, along with Corey Browning, will compete at the CNISSF Championships on March 6-7 at Mammoth.

In Monday’s junior varsity competitition, Nevada Union freshman Leif Bonfils placed fifth with a solid 1:16.56 performance. Chris Convis placed eighth (1:20.56), Mike Smith ninth and Ben Renker 11th for Nevada Union.

Bear River

Haley Ells nailed down a berth on the all-league team with her seventh-place performance in Monday’s slalom. The junior was timed at 1:11.09 en route to her fourth top-10 finish of the season – and the No. 7 in the division’s final girls standings.

Katie Zilch also finished 27th for Bear River in the girls race, while Wade Corbett finished 22nd and Mike Scinto 24th in the boys race.

Each of the four Bruins, along with Kelly Zilch and Casey Thorne, will compete at the CNISSF Championships at Mammoth.

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