Sports Shorts – Correction |

Sports Shorts – Correction

Editor’s note: In Wednesday’s edition of The Union, the Nevada Union snowboard team was incorrectly identified. The following is the complete story, as it should have appeared Wednesday morning. The Union regrets the error.

NU snowboard team takes over first

The Nevada Union snowboard team catapulted itself over North Tahoe and into first place in the Central Division II of the the California Nevada Interscholastic Ski and Snowboard Federation, after a win Monday at Northstar-at-Tahoe in the giant slalom.

The Miners scored 348 combined points to beat Colfax’s 325 points and 312 from North Tahoe. Also competing were Placerville with 259 points, Davis with 180 points, and Bear River with 178 points.

Placing seven of eight boarders in the top 20, and five in the top 10, the girls squad scored 178 points to easily out-distance North Tahoe with 157 and Colfax with 150 points. Drew Kremple finished second with a combined time of one minute, 24.14 seconds. Allison Chambers finished fourth with a combined time of 1:27.59 and Kristen Glaze was right behind her at fifth with 1:27.88. Alison Martin finished seventh with a time of 1:28.84 and 1:29.94 was good enough for a 10th-place finish for Lisa Pichitino. The win marked the first victory over the North Tahoe squad this year for the girls.

On the boy’s side, NU had six riders in the top 20, and three in the top 10. Douglas Potter scorched the slopes with the two fastest runs of the day to lead the Miners. His combined time of 1:14.12 was 3.83 seconds faster than his closest competitor. Chris Potter came in sixth with a combined time of 1:24.78 and Marco Maynard finished eighth at 1:25.74.

Nevada Union has two races left in the regular season, the next being scheduled for Northstar-at-Tahoe on Tuesday.

Bettman: Deal must be setby weekend to save season

NEW YORK – With just a little bit of hedging, NHL commissioner Gary Bettman all but issued a drop-dead date for saving what’s left of the season: this weekend.

The lockout reached its 147th day Wednesday. If a deal is reached, Bettman said, there would be a 28-game regular season and the 16-team playoff structure would be preserved.

“It is clear to me that if we’re not working on a written document by this weekend, I don’t see how we can play any semblance of a season,” Bettman said. “Obviously we will listen to everything the union has to say, but we’ve given all we can give and gone as far as we can go.”

– The Associated Press

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