Skiing: Douglas takes fourth

The Douglas High ski team battled through a doubleheader on its home course last week, taking fourth as a team in the morning giant slalom and finishing fourth in the afternoon slalom in Tahoe Basin Ski League action at Heavenly.

In the giant slalom, sophomore Hillary Sapp took third and junior Crystal Rutledge finished ninth to lead the girls.

Jennifer Stice took 22nd and Jenna Dykes took 27th as the Douglas took fourth in the girls' competition.

Anton Anger put together two solid runs to finish 12th in the boys' race while Tyler Johnson (24th), Scott Maxwell (28th) and Taylor Kersten-Wines (29th) rounded out the scoring as the Tigers took fifth.

In the slalom, the team results came out identical, but Rutledge took fifth and Sapp took ninth.

With only one league race left, both girls are in solid position to qualify for the state championships.

Stice took 20th in the slalom and Kristin Lovell finished 25th.

Johnson took 26th for the boys while Andriy Kinash took 30th, Darren Vega finished 31st and Scott Maxwell took 32nd.

On the day, South Tahoe won the giant slalom and Truckee won the slalom. The two schools swapped second-places in the races they didn't win the overall title. North Tahoe took third in both races, trailed by Douglas.

In junior varsity action, Brock Crawford took 13th to lead the Tigers in the giant slalom while Baxter Harris finished 14th and Andrew Forest finished 16th. In the slalom, Crawford took 12th and Gavin Fitzhugh finished 13th.

Next up for the Tigers is a slalom race at Diamond Peak Thursday.


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