Local sports roundup: GH girls' skiers 3-for-3 in league wins

Grand Haven's varsity girls skiers continued to dominate the Grand Rapids Area Ski Conference, taking first in both the slalom and the giant slalom on Tuesday.
Tribune Staff
Jan 25, 2012

 

The Bucs scored 33 points to beat Forest Hills Northern/Eastern by 13 points in the giant slalom. Brittney Olds took third with a combined time of 54.32 seconds, while Claire Pepper and Paige Reierson tied for eighth at 59.03. Bailey Coval was 13th with a time of 59.56 seconds.

The Bucs scored just 18 points in the slalom, well ahead of second-place Forest Hills Eastern/Northern, which scored 44.

Olds was second overall with a combined time of 1:02.45. Allison Price took fourth at 1:06.40, and Reierson took fifth at 1:06.49. Hannah Rymal placed eighth at 1:08.18.

Rymal suffered a serious fall during the giant slalom, but coach Tim Graham said that she will be OK and will hopefully be able to return to the lineup soon.
The Buccaneer boys placed seventh in both disciplines on Tuesday.

In the giant slalom, Greg Page took 15th with a combined time of 53.37 seconds. Lukas Walling was 30th at 56.10, and Kevin Stolarski took 36th at 57.01. Jack Griffin was 43rd with a combined time of 1:00.55, and Jack Leitner 45th for the Bucs at 1:01.12.

Walling placed 21st in the slalom at 1:08.87. Page was 28th at 1:14.08, and Hobie Hagen took 30th place at 1:16.43. Griffin finished 34th at 1:17.30, and Kevin Stolarski was 42nd at 1:23.90.

The Bucs will be back at Caberfae on Friday for another league meet.

SL SWIM FALLS TO BYRON CENTER

Spring Lake’s swimmers and divers came up short in a showdown with the co-op team from Byron Center/Caledonia/Grand Rapids South Christian on Tuesday, losing 108-78.

“Byron Center is always a tough meet,” coach Penny Zacek said. “There was not a lot of excitement at tonight’s meet. We had some very good races and then we had some races were it looked as though we needed to focus on the basics.”

The Lakers’ Chris Velarde had one of his best meets as he dropped three seconds in the 200-yard individual medley, placing third. He also went under a minute for the first time in the 100 butterfly, placing second behind teammate Trevor Billinghurst.

Jesse Ruter broke the two-minute barrier in the 200 freestyle at 1:58.68, while Cody King had a 2.5-second drop in the 100 free.

Erik Lukkari won the diving competition with 239.95 points.

The Lakers are home against Ludington on Thursday.

 

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