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Barry, Scruggs shine on Day 2 of state skiing

Chris FreudVail, CO Colorado

WINTER PARK – Battle Mountain’s Brinton Barry and the Vail Mountain School’s Katie Scruggs headlined Day 2 of the state skiing championship for the local squads with third-place finishes in slalom and Nordic classic Friday in Winter Park.Barry finished in 1 minute, 34.04 seconds, behind just Evergreen’s Jake Bender and Summit County’s Daniel McFadden. Barry, Kevan Aubel (13th) and Quin Davis (15th) were the scorers for the Huskies boys, who finished third.VMS’ Harrison Alonzo punched in at 17th, while teammate Billy Mitchell was 26th. Eagle Valley’s Matt Genelin slid into 25th.On the girls’ side of alpine, Kendall VanHee busted gates to finish ninth. She had the fastest second-run time. Nicole Affleck was 22nd and Allie O’Brien rounded out the scoring in 31st. The Battle Mountain girls were sixth as a team in the slalom.Megan Muehlathaler topped the Devils on the slopes in 40th. She also finished third in the Skimeister competition, which determines the best high school skier in both alpine and Nordic.Speaking of Nordic, Scruggs took third in the classic for the Gore Rangers and was followed by Clare Baker (11th) and Annie Blakslee (12th). That helped VMS finish third in classic with 157 points behind Aspen (172) and Summit (168). Samantha Maddux was the top Devil in 15th, while Val Constien led the Huskies in 23rd.The Eagle Valley boys Nordic team ended up third as a team in classic, paced by Nathan Maddox (12th), Will Thrasher (15th) and Michael Niemeyer (26th). For the second-straight day, Battle Mountain’s Joe Barrett logged into the top 10 with a seventh-place finish Friday.Summit County ended up sweeping both overall state team titles.The state awards follow:Classic League Champs – Boys1Summit HS4882Aspen HS4713Evergreen HS449Classic League Champs – Girls1Summit HS4952Aspen HS4713Steamboat HS467GS League Champs – Boys1Evergreen5152Battle Mtn4823Steamboat& Summit466GS League Champs – Girls1Nederland4962Battle Mountain4923Summit489Skate League Champs – Boys1Summit HS5252Aspen HS4843Middle Park HS446Skate League Champs – Girls1Summit HS5022Vail Mt. School480Aspen HS480Slalom League Champs – Boys1Evergreen518.52Steamboat 4993Summit485Slalom League Champs – Girls1Steamboat 5212Nederland5013Summit496Classic All-State – Boys1Cameron Bobb, Summit HS2Sam Piehl, Summit HS3Jackson Hill, Summit HS4Keegan Swirbul, Aspnen HS5Henry Trowbridge, Summit HSClassic All-State – Girls1Hailey Swirbul, Aspen HS2Katie Scruggs, Vail Mt. School2Taeler McCrerey, Summit HS4Gabriel Bohlmann, Steamboat Springs HS5Meg O’Connell, Steamboat Springs HSGS All-State – Boys1Jake Bender, Evergreen2Patrick Gruber, Summit3Nick Bailey, Platte Canyon4Christopher Morrison, Evergreen5Grant Ellwood, Nederland6Peter White, Steamboat Springs7Michael Skladanowski, Battle Mtn8Andreas Foulk, Steamboat SpringsGS All-State – Girls1Katy Harris, Summit2Kendall VanHee, Battle Mtn3Dayna Larsen, Nederland4Maggie Cleaver, Evergreen5Kelie Kropf, Nederland6Clara Hathorne, Evergreen7Suzanne Lyon, Steamboat Springs8Lilly McSwain, AspenSkate All-State – Boys1Jackson Hill, Summit HS2Cameron Bobb, Summit HS3Hentry Trowbridge, Summit HS4Nic Reitman, CRMS5Keegan Swirbul, Aspen HSSkate All-State – Girls1Taeler McCreary, Summit HS2Hailey Swirbul, Aspen HS3Katie Scruggs, Vail Mt. School4Ruthie Boyd, Summit HS5Nina Beidlemen, Aspen HSSlalom All-State – Boys1Jake Bender, Evergreen2Daniel McFadden, Summit3Brinton Barry, Battle Mtn4Peter White, Battle Mtn5Christopher Morrison, Steamboat Springs6Nicholas Bailey, Platte Canyon7Patrick Gruber, Summit8Luke Prosence, AspenSlalom All-State – Girls1Suzanne Lyon, Steamboat Springs2Dayna Larsen, Nederland3Anne Parker, Summit4Katy Harris, Summit5Kellie Kropf, Nederland6Ali Pougalis, Steamboat Springs7Kendall VanHee, Battle Mountain8Maggie Cleaver, Evergreen

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