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Reporters’ notebook

“There was a quote by Tanner Hall in the latest edition of Freeskier. He said he could ski down any downhill on the World Cup, might not be as fast as us, but a racer would never drop into a pipe. That’s b——t, ‘cuz I love to freeski and hit the park. I’ve done rails before and dropped into the pipe and hit the jumps in the springtime. For a kid like that at the top of the sport of freestyle skiing to say that … he should be educated more and know what’s going on.”- Daron Rahlves, eight-time World Cup winner (two at Hahnenkamm) and the U.S. Ski Team’s top speed skier, on how the freeride movement and ski racing intertwine.”Maybe once a month.”- Frisco’s Jake Fiala, who took 27th in the overall super-G standings on last year’s World Cup, when asked how often he gets recognized by someone he doesn’t know in Summit County because he’s on the U.S. Ski Team.”I like that people get to pet me and I get to drool all over the place. I enjoy being a dog.”- Summit High School student Basil Stetson referring to his role as Harry Pate, who was cursed by a werewolf cub in the upcoming play “The Werewolf’s Curse.””In Austria and a lot of Europe, skiing is what football is in America. It’s definitely more of a prestigious sport. In Austria, you’re surrounded by it. Every little town has a T-bar or rope tow or chairlift.”- Steamboat resident and U.S. Ski Team star Caroline Lalive, on the differences between Europe and the States in the way World Cup skiers are recognized, and the reasons for those differences.”Justin never did anything half way. I was just reading a letter from his Gunnery about what an exceptional soldier he was. If you talk to any of his friends, they’ll say Justin was always the one they went to. He was always the go-to guy.”- Tracy Loveberry-Ross remembering her son, Lance Cpl. Justin Ellsworth, who was killed last Saturday while serving in Iraq. Justin attended Summit High School in 2001 and 2002.- Daily News staff reports

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