Moore second; VMS girls win again
ASPEN – This just in – Vail Mountain School’s Karlie Moore is mortal.The Nordic skier finished second in Saturday’s high school freestyle, 1.3 seconds behind Summit’s Briana Perkins (18 minutes, 21.7 seconds). While it was unreasonable to expect Moore, who had won the first two Nordic races of the season, to make a clean sweep of things, she led the VMS girls to another team win.The Gore Rangers knocked off Aspen on its home course, 168-161, while Vail Christian (141) was fourth; Eagle Valley ninth (105) and Battle Mountain 10th (96). On the boys’ side, VMS led local team in third (153), while the Devils were a solid fifth (140) and the Huskies 10th (97).Moore kept flying in Aspen with a run of 18:23, one of three VMS girls in the top 10. Lani Bruntz (19:51.1) and Kaitlin Zdechlik (19:59.4) were sixth and seventh, respectively.
Molly McGee led the Saints with a fifth-place finish in 19:32.4. Vail Christian’s Jessica Linder (15th, 20:55.4) and Laurie Fickling (32nd, 23:04) also picked up points.For Eagle Valley, it was Ali Gulick (29th, 22:58.4), Mackinzie Degroat (45th, 26:18.9) and Molly Walker (47th, 26:38.9). Kendall Wilson (30th, 23:00.2), Bryn Jacobs (51st, 28:42.1) and Hana Warmenhoven (52nd, 29:04.9) scored for Battle Mountain.VMS’ Tony Ryerson led the locals on the boys’ side in fifth with a time of 16:32.7. Sean Woods (14th, 17:40.1) and Rob Fitz (20th, 17:59.5) vaulted the Gore Rangers to another strong day.Eagle Valley’s Kyle Simonett turned heads with a 12th-place performance (17:33.2). He was joined in the points by teammates Sage Smith (22nd, 18:08.3) and James McGoodwin (26th, 18:43.3).Mitch Hendrix stood out for the Huskies with a time of 17:52.1, good for 18th. Connor Wallace (65th, 23:25.5) and Eric Spry (79th, 30:13) also scored for Battle Mountain.
Huskies third in GSThe Battle Mountain alpiners took top local honors finishing third in the boys’ and girls’ giant slalom Friday.The Huskies’ Marissa Ammaturo captured bronze with a combined time of 1:25.06. Teammates Kate Van Hee (10th, 1:27.91) and Lizzie Seibert (11th, 1:28.22) were part of a strong day on the hill for the Huskies.For the boys, Battle Mountain’s Cooper Cartmill was with (1:21.53), Wilder Heuga 12th (1:24.11) and Petey Moore 13th (1:25.26).
The VMS girls were seventh in Aspen, led by Lucy Sackbauer (18th, 1:30.46). Joely Denkinger (29th, 1:33.24) and Kenzie Grant (44th, 1:38.99) finished in the points.Eagle Valley was right behind in eighth. Shanna Zoch was the fastest Devil in 1:32.06 (26th), followed by Nicole Luczkow (28th, 1:33.09) and Rachel Landin (43rd, 1:38.26).Vail Christian’s lone female alpiner was Terrin Kinser in 49th (1:40.81).On the boys’ competition, Eagle Valley – Griffin Turnipseed (40th, 1:35.24), Zach Bailey (56th, 1:41.40) and Adam Horst (88th, 2:15.49) – was ninth.VMS took 12th. Sean Woods (25th, 1:29.67) and Mick Seemann (85th, 1:43.05) scored. Vail Christian’s Corey Seeman was the only Saints’ finisher in 40th (1:35.24).
The alpine teams are at Loveland Friday, while the Nordic squads have the week off.Sports Editor Chris Freud can be reached at 748-2934 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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