Summit High Sports Wrap-up: Girls ski team repeats, winter sports close
Winter sports came to a close this week headlined by the Alpine and Nordic skiing state championships at Keystone Resort and the Frisco Adventure Park. Girls and boys basketball and boys hockey all finished their year on the road.
Skiing: The girls Alpine and Nordic ski teams led the charge at CHSAA State Skiing Championships Thursday and Friday, winning their second consecutive combined state title. The boys team finished second behind Battle Mountain. Summit freshman Ezra Smith laid claims to state titles in both Nordic events with strong performances on the Tigers’ home turf. Nordic teammate and senior Henry Trowbridge also won a state title in Thursday’s individual skate race.
Smith wasn’t the only freshman making noise during the two-day competition. Gisele Thompson contributed a third-place finish in Alpine giant slalom, a mere 0.21 seconds behind race winner Quincy Dollahan of Aspen. Summit’s Ruthie Boyd took second place in the mass-start Nordic classic race behind Smith. Boyd also finished third in Thursday’s skate race.
The Tigers’ Joel Sawyer and Ellie Brown-Wolf also had strong outings during the competition. Sawyer finished third in Nordic skate and fifth in classic. Brown-Wolf finished second in slalom, less than a second behind winner Sophie Defries of Nederland.
Boys basketball: The Tiger boys’ first post-season appearance in roughly eight years came to an end Friday with a 53-41 loss to Glenwood Springs in the opening round of the Western Slope League tournament. Glenwood was undefeated in-conference at 14-0 headed into the game. The Tigers finished the season at 5-9 in-conference, 5-16 overall.
Girls basketball: The Tiger girls team’s season also came to a close in league tournament play Friday. The lady Tigers fell to 17-5 Montrose 59-19. Summit finished the season at 6-15, 3-11 in-conference.
Hockey: The hockey team’s senior night against Mullen was canceled Friday due to weather. Because of CHSAA rules the team will not be able to make up the game. The Tigers closed their season Saturday with a 4-1 loss at Aspen. They finished the year 3-10-1 in-conference, 5-13-1 overall.
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