Despite the controversial DQ, Truckee posted a combined score of 1,177 points to finish third behind El Dorado’s 1,241 points and Pleasant Valley’s 1,205.
North Tahoe, meanwhile, tied for sixth place in the combined finish with 1,100 points. Colfax (1,139) was fourth and Chico (1,116) fifth, followed by Placer (1,100), Davis (1,095), Foothill (1,084) and Ponderosa (1,047). Five of those top 10 are in Truckee and North Tahoe’s Central II Division.
Both Truckee and North Tahoe’s girls’ teams carried the scoring load, as Truckee’s girls finished second to El Dorado with 687 points to El Dorado’s 675, while the Laker girls were third with 609 points. Truckee’s boys finished 11th and the North Tahoe boys tied Mt. Shasta for 12th, as Placer took the win.
Not surprisingly, Truckee junior standout Ruby Wood followed up her season of consistent top-five finishes by placing fourth in the state in the combined. She posted an overall combined time of 3:50.45 over the two days of racing, while Nelly Steinhoff of Colfax won the combined with a time of 3:42.24.
Truckee teammate Ariah Curtis finished fifth in the combined with a time of 4:00.20.
In Wednesday’s slalom, Wood placed third with a time of 1:28.75 while Drew Bernadett of Nevada Union, who was second in the combined, posted a winning time of 1:25.27. Curtis came in sixth place in 1:33.10, and Truckee’s Shauna Day was 23rd and Nichole Graham 32nd.
Roxy Schumann led the Laker girls with a 10th-place finish in 1:43.41 as teammate Courtney Peters was 12th in 1:44.77. North Tahoe’s Bri Dubuc was 48th and Dana McConnell 71st.
The following day in the GS, Wood and Curtis finished fourth and fifth, respectively, with times of 2:21.67 and 2:27.13, while Sage Hoffee of El Dorado, who was third in the combined, won in 2:14.84. Day was 10th in 2:36.45, Truckee’s Sofie Maciel was 31st and Karen Corral 53rd.
Kenna Bolt led the North Tahoe girls with a sixth-place GS finish in 2:28.29. Schumann was 19th, followed by Peters in 22nd and Sierra Aildasani in 55th.
On the boys’ side, Esson recorded the top result among the Wolverine and Laker contingents when he placed sixth in the slalom in a time of 1:25.35. Jacob Hougum of Shasta, who swept both races to take the combined, posted a winning time of 1:18.07.
Truckee’s Austin McWhinney finished 17th, while teammate Casey Curtis was 22nd. North Tahoe’s Konrad Przybyslawski was 26th, Nash Baehr 30th and Garrett McDermott 48th.
Przybyslawski led the way in the GS, finishing 13th in a time of 2:27.9 to Hougum’s winning time of 2:15.4. Curtis placed 25th for the Wolverines and Dustin McQuary was 33rd. Baehr was 40th and Brandon Hayakawa 53rd for the Lakers.