Youth Roundup: Ruckriegle wins dual moguls event at Steamboat RMD competition
Sarah Ruckriegle won the women’s dual moguls competition and Mike Mead placed second in the men’s event, highlighting a solid showing from the Team Summit freestyle skiers last weekend in a Rocky Mountain Division competition at Steamboat Springs.Mead also took seventh in the men’s open moguls competition, followed by Scott McDonald (21st) and Riley Campbell (23rd). Mikaela Matthews finished ninth in women’s duals behind Ruckriegle to lead the local girls on the bumps.Among Team Summit’s other impressive results were Riley Campbell (10th), Louis Cirillo (13th), Eric Haywood (14th) and Derk Slottow (17th) in the first of two men’s aerials events. Cirillo moved up to 10th in the second aerials competition, with Bobby Brown (11th) and Slottow (14th) close behind.The freestylers head to Aspen for their final regular season competition before tackling divisionals at Winter Park.U19 girls improve to 10-2-1, move into second placeThe Summit U19 girls hockey team won three games last week by a combined score of 17-2 to move into second place in the Mountain States Girls Hockey League with an impressive 10-2-1 record.The local girls beat Colorado Select 2-1 in Denver to open the week, getting goals from Shelley Mauch and Jackie Koetteritz. They followed that up with two blowout wins at home, 7-1 over Providence of Fort Collins and 8-1 over the Gunnison Blades.Hannah Harvey scored a hat trick (along with two assists) to highlight the rout of Gunnison, and Krysten Joyce chipped in with two goals of her own. Michelle Warpecha, Hayley Wolach and Lindsay Peoples also scored.The talented Harvey also scored thrice against Providence, with Alex Sobiecki adding two goals and Maija Miller and Joyce tallying one apiece.Kris Caples was a wall in goal for all three wins. Maddex, Black lead SMS alpinersThe Summit Middle School alpine racers enjoyed another successful race last weekend on home snow at Copper Mountain, with the girls winning and the boys taking second. It was the third win of the season for the girls.Michell Maddex’s third- and fourth-place finishes enabled the girls to ski to victory by two points. Karinne Bergmann finished eighth and Chelsea Rybak finished ninth to round out the scoring in the first race. In the second race Sydney Schwab placed fifth while Rybak took seventh. Lara Getz and Madeline Hayes also won ribbons for their racing.On the boys side, the sensational Hunter Black posted the fastest individual time of the day, completing the Bittersweet course in 27.90 and winning the second race. Ben Ferris finished fifth and eighth, while Grant Petersen took fourth and Shane Werts finished seventh, each scoring points. Kacey Grosskreuz, Michael Hughes, Ian King, Cole Werts and Mathias Krainz all took home ribbons. The season concludes at Winter Park today with the middle school state championships.Peewee A’s split weekend gamesSummit’s Peewee A hockey squad split a pair of games last weekend, losing 2-1 to undefeated, first-place Foothills before taking care of a good Steamboat team by the same score. In the opener against Foothills, Summit’s Shamus O’Neill scored to put his team ahead 1-0. At the mid-point of the period, however, Foothills answered to tie the game at 1. The score remained tied into the third, when Foothills scored what would turn out to be the winning goal. Summit kept scrambling to tie it up and came close on a couple of chances, only to fall short. The Lightning managed just seven shots on the Foothills goalie while Foothills finished with 13 on Summit goalie Andrew Dunlap. In Sunday’s rematch with Steamboat – which had beaten the Lightning earlier in the season – the ‘Boat went ahead 1-0 late in the first period. O’Neill tied the game early in the second with an assist coming from Brandon Smith. Summit struck again when Sonny Magrino put home a rebound from a Smith shot to make the score 2-1, which stood up as the final.Dunlap faced 11 shots on goal, turning away 10. Summit players Dak Dice, Zach Dobson, Sam Dudick, Justin Gregory, Bill Grosshuesch, Jon Gutierrez, Dylan Horan, Kyle Metzger and Dylan Junkermeier also played strong games throughout the weekend. Summit remained tied for third place in the division with a record of 7-3. This weekend the team takes to the road to play in the Presidents Day Tournament in Las Vegas.Contos, Peewee B’s blank Denver Country ClubThe Summit Lightning Peewee B hockey team took out its recent frustrations last weekend in Denver. Although shorthanded, Summit came away with a commanding 2-0 win against Denver Country Club. Goalie Phillp Contos made some dramatic saves en route to the shutout, while defenseman J.P. Schoeffield and center Calvin Taylor each provided an unassisted goal. Offensive players Rob Courtney, Jason Looby, George Lowry and Ian McCluskie, and defensemen Danny Cook, Andrew Richardson and Bobby Ruddle all contributed with strong performances. The Peewee B’s now have two weeks to prepare for their next game against the undefeated Foothills Flyers.
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