Lake Oswego and Lakeridge snowboarders battle in banked slalom
Hey — it was Super Bowl Sunday. What choice did Lake Oswego's best snowboarders have but to be super themselves?
Lake Oswego and Lakeridge's best did just that, with the Lakers taking second in the girls competition and third in the boys, while the Pacer girls were third and their boys fourth in the Three Rivers League banked slalom competition at Mt. Hood Meadows on Sunday, Feb. 2.
Next up, the Lakers and Pacers will compete in a slopestyle competition at Mt. Hood Meadows on Saturday, Feb. 15.
The Lake Oswego girls — competing under sunny skies in 50-degree temperatures on 6 fresh inches of snow — battled the best on Sunday, racking up 1,265 points finish second behind only defending state champion West Linn's 2,370.
While the course included two new turns and several new jumps, the Lakers looked right at home, with Alexandra Fefelova finishing third overall with a time of 57.733 seconds for the best of her two runs and scoring 600 points in the process.
Also competing for the Lakers were: Ella Fuentes (eighth at 1:03.904 for 320 points); Lauren Manuguid (12th at 1:09.521 for 220 points); and Sofi Prokes (21st at 1:50.381 for 125 points).
For Lakeridge, Catherine Harding led the way in fifth place with a time of 59.628 for 450 points. Also scoring for the Pacers were: Savona Anderson (seventh at 1:01.823 for 360 points); and Rachel Opferman (23rd at 1:53.031 and 115 points).
West Linn's Ava Paul took top honors with a time of 54.273 and 1,000 points.
The complete team scoring on the girls side included: West Linn 2,370, Lake Oswego 1,265, Lakeridge 925, Wilsonville 800, Oregon City 700 and Canby 330.
The Lake Oswego and Lakeridge boys were no slouches either, with the Lakers third at 1,116 points and the Pacers fifth with 354.
Lake Oswego's Josh Lucas set the pace on Sunday, finishing second overall with a time of 50.429 and scoring 800 points for the Lakers.
Also competing for the Lakers were: Jack Wagner (20th at 54.975 for 130 points); Cole Leach (24th at 55.407 for 110 points); and Nathan Waterbury (38th at 59.437 for 76 points).
For Lakeridge, Nicholas Rodenkirch set the pace by taking 10th overall at 53.79 and scored 260 points. Also scoring for the Pacers was William Flanagan in 29th place at 55.96 for 94 points.
West Linn's Ronen Retzlaff took top honors with a time of 50.389 and 1,000 points.
The complete team scoring on the boys side included: West Linn 2,100, Oregon City 1,700, Lake Oswego 1,116, Canby 890, Lakeridge 354 and Wilsonville 290.
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