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PONDEROSA'S Davis Alexander carves around a gate on his way to victory in the boys Giant Slalom race at Northstar Wednesday. Photo by Harry Lefrak/Lefrak Photography


Alexander, Cougar ski state champs

By From page A6 | March 07, 2014

TRUCKEE — Ponderosa snowboarder Davis Alexander, the South 1’s top rider during the regular season, carried that forward by winning the boy’s Giant Slalom race at Wednesday’s CNISSF State Championships at Northstar.

After two opening days of ski competition, El Dorado’s boys team was named the state champions for their performance. Oak Ridge was third and Ponderosa, fifth.

Alexander’s victory margin was 2.22 seconds. The Bruin was first after the first run. On his second attempt, Alexander posted the second fastest time.

On the girls side, Taylor Caldwell was third and Madison Orr, fourth, Each had the third-best time on the opposite run. Trojan Bibiana Nosalova placed within the top 10 by coming in seventh.

Skiers wrapped up with the GS Tuesday. In the boys race, Ponderosa’s Ryan Fischietto was fourth, Golden Sierra’s Alexander Murray was fifth, Cougars Andrew Vardanega and Tyler Atkinson were seventh and 10th, and Bruin Sam Neill was eighth for locals in the top 10.

For the girls, Ponderosa’s Fiona Zeier was ninth and Oak Ridge’s Allena Thompson was 10th. Team-wise, the Lady Trojans were third, Bruins fourth, Cougars, eighth, and Union Mine, 18th.

In combined ski, Oak Ridge, Ponderosa and El Dorado finished 3-4-5 and the D;backs 22nd.

All State teams will run next week. Photos are available at

Boy snowboard (GS)
1-Alexander, PHS; 2:10.00; 14-Oliver Verablerose, UM, 2:21.03; 15-Jonas Rogers, ED, 2:22.28; 22-Charlie Plamondon, ED, 2:27.59; 26-Ryan Hughes, UM, 2:29.15; 27-Ethan Fox, ED, 2:29.18; 30-Quincy Blackwell, ED, 2:30.91; 36-Inaki Garat, OR, 2:34.15; 38-Bryson Abel, UM, 2:34.3041-John Behman, PHS, 2:36.46; 44-Brad Smith, ED, 2;36.97; 52-Kyle McManis, ED, 2:41.91; 54-Colton Bliss, ED, 2:43.67; 56-Brandon McCorkle, PHS, 2:44.29; 58-Kevin Penn, OR, 2:48.82; 60-Cameron Peeters, ED, 2:51.84; 69-Broderick Petrucciani, OR, 3:07.25; Reed January, PHS, DSQ
Girls snowboard (GS)
3-Caldwell, ED 2:19.91; 4-Orr, ED, 2:21.27; 7-Bibiana Nosalova, OR, 2:24.75; 12-Torianna Green, PHS, 2:28.02; 28-Savannah Freudenberg, OR, 2:49.60; 38-Marisa McGrew, ED, 2:55.89; 38-Sofia Costa, ED, 3:02.73; 45-Hayley Krueger, OR, 3:14.26; 48-Tori Castaneda, PHS, 3:43.65; 49-Anika Lehr, UM, 3:46.63; 53-Angela Fletcher, UM, 5:02.47; Karia Wilson, PHS, DNF.

Boys ski (GS)
4-Ryan Fischietto, PHS, 1:59.95; 5-Alexander Murray, GS, 2:00.02; 7-Andrew Vardanega, ED, 2:01.23; 8-Sam Neill, PHS, 2:01.38; 10-Tyler Atkinson, ED, 2:02.40; 11-Dustin Diel, OR, 2:02.69; 12-Joel Kaderka, ED, 2:02.87; 14-Parker Doshier, OR, 2:03.32; 15-Dallas Diel, OR, 2:03.68; 19-Josh Prettyman, OR, 2:05.99; 33-Keenan Raleigh, ED, 2:14.75; 41-Hunter Lay, PHS, 2:19.96; 43-Andrew Eells, ED, 2:21.09; 47-Dylan Devine, PHS, 2:22.70; 4-Andrew Stone, PHS, 2:24.05; Bryce Templeton, DNF.
Girls ski (GS)
9-Fiona Zeier, PHS, 2:01.94; 10-Allena Thompson, OR, 2:03.12; 19-Danica Stevenson, OR, 2:13.52; 22-Amanda Pinski, PHS, 2:15.66; 28-Ally Roemer, ED, 2:21.98; 29-Heather Dunham, OR, 2:22.78; 31-Lauren Olson, PHS, 2:23.66; 37-Emily O’Donnell, ED. 2:28.40; 41-Stephanie Pinski, PHS, 2:31.82; 42-Miranda Jachens, PHS, 2:32.39; 44-Kat Porter, PHS, 2:33.11; 49-Jessica Prettyman, OR, 2:35.33; 57-Lindsey Ganzert, ED, 2:45.04; 58-Maia Haugaard, UM, 2:47.97; 62-Allyson Olson, PHS, 2:58.59.

Jerry Heinzer

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