Sports briefs: Hoops teams host Moffat County; local skiers achieve success

Local skiers achieve success across world in variety of disciplines

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Steamboat Springs High School will host the Moffat County Bulldogs tonight for boys and girls basketball games at Kelly Meek Gymnasium. The action begins with varsity girls game at 6 p.m. The varsity boys are scheduled to follow at 7:30 p.m.

The basketball games originally were scheduled to take place in Moffat County, but a scheduling conflict with Steamboat's "Blue Break" in February required the games to be moved to Steamboat Springs.

In other hoops news, the Steamboat Springs School Board approved positions for assistant basketball coaches Devin Borvansky and Cody Sherrill at Monday night's meeting.

Telemark skiers leave mark in Austria event

Lorin Paley pocketed another gold medal Saturday as she raced to the top of the junior women's results of the sprint classic race at the 2009 Telemark World Championships in Kreischberg, Austria.

Paley finished the two-run event in a time of 2 minutes, 37.96 seconds to collect the win in the sprint. She also collected a gold medal in the junior division of the classic race Jan. 22.

Norway's Maren Haugstuen was second in Saturday's race with a time of 2:41.18, and France's Nolwen Faivre was third with a time of 2:42.30. Steamboat's Erica Walters was 10th (3:32.55) in the junior division.

The overall world title went to Norway's Sigrid Rykhus, who finished at 2:23.38. Switzerland's Amelie Reymond was second (2:24.23), and her teammate, Sandrine Meyer, was third at 2:30.01.

Paley also was the top American in the overall results, placing sixth. Walters was 32nd overall.

The men's sprint title went to Norway's Borge Sovik, who finished the course in a time of 2:11.09. He beat teammate Eirik Rykhus, who placed second, and Mattias Wagenius, of Sweden, in third.

The United States was led by Montana's Peter McMahon in 28th. Silverthorne's Drew Hauser was 29th. Steamboat's Benjamin Paley was 36th, and fellow local Ken Recker was 50th.

Denmark's Chris Thomas Bergfos won the junior title in the sprint. Slovenia's Jan Lavtar was second. The Americans were led by Hauser in fifth, Benjamin Paley in ninth, and Jeffrey Gay in 16th. The event brought the World Telemark Championships to a close.

High school Alpine squads

dominate at Ski Cooper

A little closer to home, Hanna Burglund and Josh Fix boosted the Steamboat Springs High School ski team's Alpine squads to first-place finishes at a giant slalom race at Ski Cooper.

Burglund led a 1-2 Steamboat Springs finish in the high school girls race held Friday at Ski Cooper with a two-run combined time of 1:33.95. Steamboat's Jamie Gay was second at 1:34.38, and Summit's Meigan Canfield was third.

The top finish helped the Steamboat Springs girls team win the meet with a score of 175 points. Julia Cooper was fifth, and Linnea Dixson also broke into the top 10 with an eighth-place finish.

Summit 's Hunter Black set the pace in the boys race with a time of 1:29.30, but that didn't stop the Steamboat Springs boys from dominating the final results by capturing three of the top four finishes.

Fix placed second at 1:31.11, Mark Dennis was third at 1:31.97, and Sam Glaisher was fourth with a time of 1:32.45. Steamboat's Daniel Wright was ninth, and Hunter Willis came in 10th.

The strong showing helped the Steamboat boys finish the meet with 174 points. Summit High School was second with 169, and Platte Canyon was third with 156.

Flying high in World Cup in Quebec on Sunday

Former Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club members Ryan St. Onge and Jana Lindsey were the top American finishers in a World Cup aerials event in Mont Gabriel, Quebec, on Sunday.

St. Onge, the defending national champion and 2006 Olympian, placed seventh at the event, which was won by Canada's Steve Moischl. Timofei Slivets of Bulgaria was second, and Switzerland's Thomas Lambert was third. American Jeret Peterson of Boise, Idaho, was 10th.

Australia's Lydia Lassila finished in front of a pair of Chinese jumpers to win the women's event. Shuang Cheng was second, and Shanshan Zhao was third. Lindsey was eighth.

Comments

diplodocus 5 years, 2 months ago

A boy's BB team that loses 5 of their first six games and then starts an undefeated streak to continue the league record of 36 -- 0. A Moffatt County team that loses in overtime to the #1 Glenwood Demons. The Demons lose in OT to Steamboat the next night. This game is for the lead in the league and will go a long way toward deciding who goes to the state tournament. And all the TODAY can manage is a 3 paragraph blurb telling where and when. I expected more.

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