Connolly wins Snowboard GS, Slalom titles.
Wile the official results are still being tallied on the ski side from races held Wednesday and Thursday, The Sheet has been informed that the Boys’ and Girls’ High School Ski Teams have both won their respective Slalom Titles on Thursday, meaning the team has captured the overall state ski title. We’ll post more about that online at thesheetnews.com this weekend.
In the meantime, here are results from the snowboard competition which took place Monday and Tuesday.
It’s been six years since Mammoth
held the last California Nevada Interscholastic Ski and Snowboard Federation (CNISSF) Championships, but that changed on Monday, March 2 when the 2015 Championships kicked off at Mammoth Mountain.
Five Mammoth High School snowboarders were in the first race, the snowboard giant slalom, including: Fleur Connolly, Julia Cage, Tyler Searles, Sam Heins, and Carlos Morales.
Connolly, who has been a Mammoth Husky standout in the South Two division races, showed her enormous talent by taking first for the girls with a margin of 8.23. To put her winning time in perspective, second through fourth place finishers were separated by just over one second. Connolly’s teammate Julia Cage sat in 10th place after the first run, but ran into some difficulties in her second run and ended up taking 25th.
On the boy’s side, all three Husky boarders moved up in their second run, resulting in Tyler Searles taking seventh, Sam Hein 22nd, and Carlos Morales 47th. Missing from the roster was Devin Tubbs, who won all of his divisional races, but was injured in an off hill accident and was unable to compete in the championships.
Tuesday, March 3, Mammoth had four boarders qualify for the boy’s slalom competition, with Searles ending up sixth out of the 82 best high school slalom racers in the state. Heins was 15th, followed by Morales in 32nd and Kristian Martin in 79th in his first CNISSF Championships. Searles’ two top ten finishes earned him sixth place in the Overall standings.
On the girl’s side, Cage and Connolly made their second championship appearance. Cage just missed the top 10, coming in 11th, while her teammate Connolly again reigned queen of the hill, winning the girl’s slalom race by 4.55 and the Overall State Title for the second year in a row.