SMS alpiners sweep Nederland slalom
NEDERLAND – The Summit Middle School alpine skiers keep racking up the wins under coaches John Spierling and Al Splettstosser.Led by Hunter Black on the boys side and Michelle Maddex on the girls, the Tigers won both genders’ team crowns at Nederland’s slalom races over the weekend.Black dominated the boys field for the second straight week, winning by a whopping three seconds in each of two races. Shane Werts stayed consistent with a fifth and a sixth, while Dale Moulton took third in the first race and Matt Tuesdell skied to seventh in the second race.Mathias Krainz, Grant Petersen, Ben Ferris and Kacey Grosskreuz all earned ribbons for top-15 finishes.On the girls side, Maddex took third in the first race and fourth in the second, while Hannah Price grabbed third in the second slalom. Geneiveve Truckey took fifth in the first race, and Sydney Schwab skied to sixth in both races.Haley Gage, Stephanie Walters, Madeline Hayes and Karinne Bergman all took home ribbons for top-15 finishes.The team trains at Keystone on Monday and Wednesday nights.
ARVADA – The Summit Lightning Squirt B hockey team recently returned from an impressive showing in the Arvada All Squirt Tournament over the Martin Luther King weekend. The local squirts took second in their pool with a 3-1 record.During the first game on Saturday morning, the Lighting took on the Arvada IceKats. Summit scored early in the first period with a goal from Drake Blass, off a pass from Evan Streit. After a scoreless second period, Summit picked up the scoring again with a third-period goal by Mac Pitts, with an assist from captain George Gruber, and finished it off with a final unstoppable goal by Peter Grotemeyer, assisted off a quick pass from Curtis Dankof. Ricky McAllaster’s strong goaltending and focus earned him a shutout and the team a 3-0 win. Saturday night, the Lightning played the Colorado Springs Tigers in a spirited game. Pitts started the scoring for Summit off a beautiful pass from Riley Hillis. The Tigers quickly answered back with their own goal. The game remained tied through the second period, but early in the third period Pitts scored another beauty, with an assist by Streit. Blass finished off Summit’s scoring with a power-play goal, and the Lightning held on for a 3-2 win.Sunday evening Summit played the Cheyenne (Wyo.) Capitals. After a scoreless first period the Lightning picked up the scoring with goals from Grotemeyer and Sean Farley. Farley scored again early in the third on a stunning assist from Reed Gregory, followed by a final wraparound goal by Austin Hackett-Klaube. Summit’s barrage of 26 shots on goal and goalie Noelle Herrick’s flawless performance earned the Lightning a 4-0 win. Summit’s squirts next faced the Anchorage (Alaska) Jr. Aces in a matchup of three-win teams at 6:15 a.m. Monday morning.In what proved to be a tough game from the beginning, Summit tried to take advantage of the Jr. Aces’ penalties, as Drake Blass scored an amazing unassisted goal right over the Anchorage goalie’s shoulder. But despite the Lightning’s strong goaltending and a great team effort, Summit was unable to pull off a win and settled for second place.The Summit Squirt B’s now return to league play with an impressive 8-1-0 record
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