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Battle Mountain boys skiing wins state title

Quintin Cook won the state-meet slalom at Keystone on Friday, helping Battle Mountain to its first state title since 2001. Cook also brought home the Skimeister Award, as the state's best all-around skier.
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The honor roll

League awards

Boys Skimeister

Quintin Cook, Huskies.

Boys classic league champs

1. Battle Mountain.

Girls classic league champs

2. Battle Mountain.

Boys GS league champs

1. Battle Mountain.

Girls GS league champs

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Boys skate league champs

1. Battle Mountain.

Girls skate league champs

2. Battle Mountain.

Boys slalom league champs

1. Battle Mountain.

Boys classic all-state

4. Franklin Reilly, Huskies.

Girls classic all-state

4. Megan Rossman, Huskies

Boys GS all-state

1. Sands Simonton, Huskies.

3. Keenan Zopf, Huskies.

5. Victor Guilmineau, Huskies

6. Quintin Cook, Huskies.

Girls GS all-state

8. Abby Davidson, Huskies.

Boys skate all-state

2. Cameron Moore, Huskies.

Girls skate all-state

2. Maddie Donovan, Gore Rangers

Boys slalom all-state

1, Sands Simonton, Huskies.

3. Keenan Zopf, Huskies.

4. Quintin Cook, Huskies.

Girls slalom all-state

1. Abby Davidson, Huskies.

Colorado Cup

Boys

1. Sands Simonton, Huskies.

2. Keenan Zopf, Huskies.

Girls

1. Abby Davidson, Huskies.

5. Haley Frischholz, Huskies.

CHSAA awards

Boys giant slalom

1. Sands Simonton, Huskies.

2. Quintin Cook, Huskies.

5. Keenan Zopf, Huskies.

Boys classic

4. Cameron Moore, Huskies.

Girls classic

4. Megan Rossman, Huskies.

5. Annie Blakslee, Gore Rangers.

Boys slalom

1. Quintin Cook, Huskies.

2. Sands Simonton, Huskies.

Girls slalom

4. Abby Davidson, Huskies.

Boys skate

4. Cameron Moore, Huskies.

Girls skate

2. Maddie Donovan, Gore Rangers.

5. Lyle Shipp, Gore Rangers.

SUMMIT COUNTY — Battle Mountain skiing put it all together again on Day 2 of the state ski meet, and the boys are bringing home their first state title since 2001.

The alpine side did what it needed to do — a day after Sands Simonton edged teammate Quintin Cook for a giant-slalom state title, Cook traded the favor, winning Friday’s slalom at Keystone. With Keenan Zopf again in the top 10, the Huskies built on their 16-point edge over host Summit County from the first day of competition.

And then the Nordic gents sealed the deal. Long Battle Mountain’s Achilles’ heel, the thin skis and those on them delivered with a more than necessary performance, finishing third with 155 points, well within range of Aspen (169) and Summit (159) in Friday’s classic race at the Frisco Nordic Center.

Winning Skimeister

In that classic race, Cook finished 19th, which was important for the team as the Huskies’ third scorer. It also was the crowning touch on winning the Skimeister, the award for being the state’s best all-around skier.

The last Eagle County Skimeister was Vail Mountain School’s Eva Spaeh in 2011. The last guy from this area to win it was Vail Christian’s Ian Hamina in 2010, and the last in black and gold was Mitch Hendrix in 2007.

Battle Mountain’s boys finished with 657 points from the two days, well ahead of Summit (622) and Aspen (588). Eagle Valley was fifth with 534.

Summit took the girls’ title with 667 points, followed by Aspen (638) and Battle Mountain (599). Eagle Valley was eighth with 449.

Sports Editor Chris Freud can be reached at cfreud@vaildaily.com and 970-748-2934. Follow him on Twitter @cfreud.