Galena girls win title
Galena High School’s Heather Wark and Jennifer Hessenbruch swept the top two places in the girls giant slalom and the Grizzlies captured the team title at the Nevada State Finals high school alpine skiing championships Sunday at Mt. Rose Ski Area.
Galena won the giant slalom and wound up as the combined girls team champion by a 933-872 margin over four-time defending champion Reno. Carson finished third in the combined girls standings with 833 points.
This marks only the second time in the past two decades Reno’s girls haven’t won. Carson’s girls won in 1995.
Wark and Hessenbruch finished 1-2 and Anna DeArrieta tied for sixth in the individual combined standings. Carson’s Jackie Nourse finished in a tie for sixth and Tomi-Jo Johnson was eighth.
Carson’s Aaron Reinhardt picked up two individual medals Sunday, as the junior placed third in the boys giant slalom and climbed up to fourth in the combined. Reinhardt finished sixth in Saturday’s slalom.
Bishop Manogue’s Mike Curtis won the giant slalom with a time of 27.70 seconds, followed by Galena’s Barrett Young (28.05) and Reinhardt (28.53). Curtis and Young ended up first and second in the boys combined results.
David Crowell finished 20th for Carson, Vance-Sun Harper 30th, Jay Kvam 31st and Nick Reinhardt 41st. Carson finished sixth in the combined boys team standings.
Johnson finished sixth, Nourse 10th, Catarina Farrow 23rd, Haley Zook 24th and Katelyn-Bot Bessette 31st for Carson’s girls on Sunday.