Summit High Sports Wrap-Up: Swim team hosts invite, Alpine team strong again |

Summit High Sports Wrap-Up: Swim team hosts invite, Alpine team strong again

Sebastian Foltz
Summit's Emily Sandberg (green) dives into the pool on her way to a third place finish in the 100-yard freestyle race Saturday during the team's annual Lady Tiger Invite.
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The Tigers wrapped up the week in sports with a busy Saturday at Summit High with the boys and girls basketball teams and girls swimmers all hosting matchups at home. The Tiger hockey team was also home this week closing a three-game home series Friday night at the Stephen C. West Ice Arena. While the Nordic team had an off week, the Alpine ski team had another strong outing earlier in the week.

Swimming: The lady Tiger swimmers closed their home schedule hosting their annual Lady Tiger Invite. Six schools took to the Summit High School swimming pool Saturday morning for the meet. Summit finished the day third behind Grand Junction and Salida high schools.

Summit’s Maddie O’Malley and Emily Sandberg led the way once again for the Tigers along with diver Sophie Imamura. Imamura was the top Summit finisher on the day, scoring a 159.15 to finish first in the 1-meter diving competition.

O’Malley was the next highest Tiger finisher, taking second in the 100-yard backstroke. Grand Junction’s Kianna Colaizzi edged out O’Malley with a time of 1 minute, 8.83 seconds. O’Malley followed in 1:13.84.

Emily Sandberg took third in a tight 100-yard freestyle race in 1:05.64, behind Grand Junction’s Marina Silva (101.43) and Salida’s Aspen Lofton (1:05.07). Sandberg also took fourth in the 50 in 29.11. Silva finished first in that race as well in 26.59. O’Malley finished sixth, less than a second behind Sandberg.

The pair also contributed to a second-place finish in the 200-yard medley relay with teammates Stephanie Shulman and Jordan Bussy. The group finished in 2:21.50 behind a team from Salida that finished in 2:10.76.

O’Malley, Sandberg, Schulman and Bailey Radek also added a third-place finish in the 200-yard freestyle relay, behind Grand Junction and Salida.

The girls will head to Glenwood Saturday, Jan. 24, before closing the season at Aspen Jan. 31.

Skiing: The girls led the way for the Tiger Alpine team Thursday finishing first in the giant slalom competition at Winter Park Resort. The boys team finished third behind Evergreen and Middle Park high schools. Ellie Brown-Wolf was once again near the top of the podium finishing second behind Evergreen’s Brenna Hattler. Hattler ran the course in a two-lap combined time of 2 minutes, 18.11 seconds. Brown-Wolf finished in 2:25.71 closely followed by freshman teammate Gisele Thompson (2:28.91) in third.

Middle Park’s Cole Riccio took the top spot for the boys in 2:16.96. The Tigers’ Jack Farrell and Henry Boyd finished ninth and 10th respectively. Farrell ran the course in 2:34.89, Boyd in 2:37.96.

The Alpine team will continue their season with a slalom competition Friday, Jan. 23, in Steamboat Springs.

The Nordic team was off this week but will resume competition Saturday, Jan. 24, in Vail with a duathlon.

Boys basketball: After a 67-55 home win over Delta Friday night the Tigers looked to make it two in a row Saturday. Palisade had other plans. Summit closed the week with a tough 58-42 loss to the Bulldogs. The Tigers led for most of the first half, going in to halftime down just three, 27-24. Summit kept it within four points through the third quarter, and then the wheels fell off. The shots stopped dropping and Palisade outscored the Tigers 21-9 in the final quarter. Earlier in the week the Tigers also fell to Battle Mountain 58-50 on the road. The team moved to 2-9 on the season, 2-3 in-conference. They’ll host Glenwood Springs Thursday, Jan. 22, and travel to Steamboat Springs Friday.

Girls basketball: It was a tough week for the girls basketball team with home losses to Battle Mountain, Delta and Palisade. The losses dropped the team 3-7 on the season, 0-4 in-conference. The girls will host Glenwood Thursday, Jan. 22.

Wrestling: The wrestling team will travel to Glenwood for their next meet Wednesday, Jan. 22.

Hockey: Summit’s hockey team closed a three-game home stand Friday with a 3-3 tie against rival Battle Mountain. The team topped Kent Denver 7-2 Thursday. The win and the tie moved them to 3-4-1 on the season. They travel to Dakota Ridge Tuesday, Jan. 20.

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