Skiers have hard time, while the sliders roll |

Skiers have hard time, while the sliders roll

Icy conditions made it tough on the Bear River ski team Monday at Sugar Bowl. The Bruin girls team only had one qualifying run in the slalom event and the boys had falls by their two top skiers.

Denise Sweet finished 18th on the girls side.

On the boys side, Timothy Green finished sixth with a combined time of 1 minute, 7.08 seconds. Anthony Green finished ninth at 1:48.82. Dustin Welch (2:02.89) was 13th and Dean Eckles (2:21.47) was 18th.

The Bruins will head to Northstar for a giant slalom next Monday.

Miners nab second

The Nevada Union snowboarding team took second to Colfax in Monday afternoon’s contest at Boreal.

Bear River took third.

NU’s boys team won its half of the competition Monday, behind the one-two finish of Nolan Hale and Joe Kremple. Hale’s combined time on the two runs was 1:09.72, while Kremple came in more than two seconds ahead of the third-place finisher with a time of 1:12.22. Miners Toby Woodley and Rion Toal finished 10th and 14th, respectively.

Bear River’s boys took third behind the strong showing of Casey Aherns (1:14.59) and Jacob Ells(1:15.78), who placed fourth and fifth on Monday. Bruin Jon Hoag took eighth with a time of 1:17.61. Carl Barett and Leif Nielson finished less than one second apart to come in 20th and 21st.

NU’s girls, which won at Sugar Bowl last week, took second to Colfax Monday. Julie Bottrell placed second (1:23.43), topped this time by Colfax’s Gia Scicluna (1:22.37) for honors.

Tiffany Hopkins took fifth, while Stephanie Etlin and Amelia Hererra placed 14th and 15th, respectively. Hererra, who placed second last week, was boarding Monday on a bad ankle assistant coach Samson Smith said she hurt while playing basketball.

Bear River’s girls team took fourth in their competition, with Bruin Rebecca Cross and Kate Wellman finished ninth and 10th, respectively.

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