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Bibiana Nosalova

OAK Ridge's Bibiana Nosalova had the highest finish of any Trojan last weekend with a fourth place in Thursday's race. Photo by Harry Lefrak/Lefrak Photography

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Cougar boarders take third

By From page A7 | March 10, 2014

TRUCKEE — The California Nevada Interscholastic Ski and Snowboard Federation State Championships concluded with Thursday’s slalom snowboard race at Northstar.

El Dorado’s Taylor Caldwell duplicated her third place Giant Slalom standing, placing third from a field of 57 riders. The Cougar senior, who won all six South 1 Division races, was also third on the All State team.

Caldwell, Madison Orr, Marisa McGrew and Sofia Costa teamed to guide El Dorado to a third place girls finish out of 19 competing schools. The boys took fourth.

In combined snowboard, the Cougars were fourth. For combined ski and snowboard, El Dorado was second.

Caldwell was trailed by Oak Ridge’s Bibiana Nosalova in Thursday’s slalom. The Trojan junior was also fourth All State and placed seventh in Wednesday’s GS.

Oak Ridge girls were 12th. It’s combined snowboard finish was 14th but Troy captured sixth overall for ski and snowboard team points.

Cougar Madison Orr dipped to 24th after Thursday’s first run but rallied for fourth on the second to place 11th. She was sixth All State.

Ponderosa’s Reed January rebounded from Wednesday’s disqualification to cross fifth in the boys race. January, ninth after the first run, turned in the second-best time on his next.

Bruin teammate Davis Alexander, Wednesday’s state GS champ, was eighth while El Dorado’s Quincy Blackwell and Charlie Plamondon were 10-11. Alexander was the lone South 1 boarder on the All State team as he was No. 4.

Ponderosa boys snowboard took eighth, the girls were 15th, combined 10th and overall for both ski and snowboard, fourth.

Union Mine’s teams, led by Oliver Verablerose and Anika Lehr, were 12th in combined and 16th overall. The D’backs boys came in ninth and the girls were 18th.

For All State ski, El Dorado’s Andrew Vardanega and Tyler Atkinson were fourth and seventh, respectively, while Oak Ridge landed Dustin Diel and Parker Doshier at No. 9 and 10.

For girls, Troy’s Allena Thompson was 8 and Bruin Fiona Zeier 10.

Most race photos can be viewed starting today at lefrakphotography.com with the rest online by midweek.

Below are results of Thursday’s race.

Girls slalom
3-Caldwell, ED, 53.90; 4-Nosalova, OR, 57.32; 11-Orr, ED, 1:02.87; 34-Hayley Krueger, OR, 1:12.36; 35-Marisa McGrew, 1:12.52;  38-Sofia Costa, ED, 1:18.56; 43-Torianna Green, PHS, 1:25.85; 44-Anika Lehr, 1:31.37; 46-Ellie Spelhaug, ED, 1:37.24; 50-Tori Castaneda, PHS, 1:44.95; 52-Angela Fletcher, UM, 1:53.57; 53-Karia Wilson, PHS, 2:16. Savannah Freudenberg, OR, DNS.
Boys slalom
5-January, PHS, 52.29; 8-Alexander, PHS, 53.33; 10-Blackwell. ED, 53.66; 11-Charlie Plamondon, ED, 54.08; 21-Jonas Rogers, ED, 56.34; 26-Oliver Verablerose, UM, 57.23; 30-Cameron Peeters, ED, 57.94; 33-Bryson Abel, UM, 59.08; 39-Kyle McManis, ED, 59.70; 42-Brad Smith, ED, 1:00.09; 46-Inaki Garat, OR, 1:00.73; 49-Ryan Hughes, UM, 1:01.09; 55-John Behman, PHS, 1:02.64; 57-Brandon McCorkle, PHS, 1:03.58; 62-Kevin Penn, OR, 1:05.17; 65-Talon Green, PHS, 1:07.44; 66-Jayden Diez, ED, 1:10.23; 68-John Shaller, OR, 1:11.36; 69-Ethan Fox, ED, 1:16.26.

Jerry Heinzer

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