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High School Ski Champion-
ships - Day 2 - Girl's Slalom
Much like Day 1 of the Colorado High School Ski Championships in the Giant Slalom event, Day 2 for the Summit High Girl's team in the Slalom event saw no Tiger capture the top spot, that went to Nederland's Sophie Defries, but just about a half second behind was Summit High's Eleanor Brown-Wolf...or "Elle" to most of us, her second place finish overall, along with Rachel Smith in 5th, Gisele Thompson in 6th and Dani Moulton in 7th meant 4 out of the top seven spots went to the Summit high Tiger Girl's. See the complete list here...Girls SL Results.txt The course at times was visibly challenging because of the snow falling...Slalom course.jpg The Lady Tigers persevered to be the top High School Girl's Alpine Ski team for the Slalom event in the state of Colorado...Girls SL Team Results.txt Congratulations to the 2015 Colorado High School Girl's Alpine Ski team - The Summit High Girl's team!
(pictured at right - Coach Karl Barth talking with a few members of the team)
Colorado State High School Ski
Championships Day 2: Boy's Slalom
The Battle Mountain Boy's Alpine Ski team made it tough for any other high school boy's team at the Slalom event at Keystone in the State High School Ski Championships, but the Summit High Boy's gave it a good go, coming in second overall. See the final team standings in the Slalom here...Boys SL Team Results.txt The best finish individually by a Tiger went to Cameron Berget, who placed 6th in the standings. See complete Individual results here...Boys SL Results.txt After all the points were counted, the Summit High Boy's Alpine Ski team nabbed a 2nd place finish overall in the Colorado State High School Ski Championships. Congratulations to the Summit High Boy's team!
State High School Ski Championships:
Nordic - Day 2: Mass Start - Girl's
Just like the day before, in the Interval start skate, Summit High Tiger freshman Ezra Smith was the fastest Nordic skier on the course at the Frisco Nordic Center on Friday's mass start Classic. she was a minute and a half faster than the second place finisher in the event, which happened to be fellow teammate Ruthie Boyd. What that means for Ezra Smith is that she is a Dual State Champion, having won the Interval Start with the fastest time just the day before. Congratulations to Ezra Smith and all the Summit High Girl Nordic team members...way to go!
State High School Ski Championships Day 2
Nordic Events - Mass Start Classic Boy's
The Boy's Nordic Ski team didn't quite have the success they had the day before in the Interval Start Skate, but then many of the boy's have been fighting off the illness bug that's been going around. The best finish by a Tiger on the Boy's Nordic team Friday was 5th by Joel Sawyer. Three more of the Boy's finished in the top 12 individually, they include; Derek Hill, in 8th place, Billy Wilcox, in 11th place and Colin McGrew, in 12th.
Colorado State High School Ski
Championships - Day 1 Girl's GS
It started at the Keystone Ski resort at 9:30 with this day all about Giant Slalom racing. Girls from high schools all over state competed to start the event, but nobody was faster on a single run than 14 year old freshman Gisele Thompson of Summit High School. With her second run of 40.79 (the fastest of any of the two runs by the ladies) combined with her first run at 41.56 gave her total of 122.35 - good enough to claim third overall individually, and the top Summit High Girl in the GS event. See the attached for the individual standings...Girls GS Results.txt As good as Gisele was on Thursday, the team shined as bright as the sun did most of the day at Keystone - getting the top spot in the standings - see attached...Girls GS Team Results.txt
Krystal 93's Roman Moore pictured with Summit High speedster Gisele Thompson
Colorado State High School Ski
Championships - Day 1 Boy's GS
Battle Mountain came in the favorite to win and they showed why by placing more individuals in the top 15 than any other school. They dominated in the first and second runs of the day. Summit High Boys looked strong after the first run, in 2nd place in the team standings, but a few miscues in the second run had them finishing 4th overall. The top two boy's for the Tigers were Jack Farrell with an overall time of 124.89 after two runs - good enough for 10th in the individual standings overall, while Slav Ivanovich had a time of 124.89 after two runs - good enough for 11th in the individual standings overall. See the Individual results here...Boys GS Results (1).txt See the Team Standings here...Boys GS Team Results.txt
(Pictured above is Slav Ivanovich - photo courtesy of Sebastian Foltz/Summit Daily)
Colorado State High School Ski Champion-
ships Nordic Skate - Interval Start - Girl's
Freshman Ezra Smith from Summit High celebrated her 1st place finish in Thursday's event by talking her Dad into buying her a $40 Colorado High School Ski Championships Hoodie. How could Dad refuse when his daughter came in at 15:22.50 - out distancing Maddie Donovan from Vail Mountain School by over 17 and a half seconds. Coming in 3rd was Junior Ruthie Boyd of Summit High with a time of 16:34.30.
Colorado State High School Ski Champion -
ships - Skate - Interval Start - Boy's
The Upper Classmen at Summit High went big at the Nordic course in Frisco, much like the under classmen girl's did, scoring a 1st and third place finish in the Individual Interval Start Skate. Senior Henry Trowbridge rocked the course with fastest time of 14:10.43, over 15 seconds faster than 2nd place finisher Nick Sweeney of Aspen. 3rd place was locked up by Summit High Senior Joel Sawyer with a time of 14:28.16, just two and a half seconds behind 2nd place.
Safety Incident at Summit High on 02/12
On Thursday, February 12th at Summit High School there was an incident between two students. Administrators and the Sheriff's Office were notified and are continuing their investigation into the specifics of that incident. Julie McCluskie, the Communications Director for the Summit School district has more…Julie If you or your student has any direct information about the incident that occurred yesterday, please call 877-542-SAFE
Murder-Suicide in Wildernest Subdivision
On February 10, 2015 at approximately 9:30 p.m. the Summit County Sheriff’s Office responded to a welfare check at 2022 Ryan Gulch Road, in the Wildernest subdivision of unincorporated Summit County.
Investigators say multiple shots were fired inside the home and a weapon was found at the scene. The deceased individuals were identified as James McNaul, 75 years old, and Dorthe McNaul, 73 years old. James and Dorthe McNaul had recently filed for divorce after 52 years of marriage. After further investigation, it was determined that James McNaul murdered his wife Dorthe with a handgun and then subsequently shot himself.
Possible Telephone Scams May Hit
A local Frisco business owner alerted the Town of Frisco to a scam call he received on Wednesday. The caller claimed to be from the Town of Frisco Water Department and maintained that water service to the business would be turned off in 2 hours if the caller did not receive payment for a past due bill. The business owner asked additional questions and eventually the caller admitted that he was not from the Town of Frisco, and subsequently, hung up the phone. If something like this happens to you contact the police.
Summit High School Sports
02/13 - Hockey team lost to Cheyenne Mountain 8-6.
02/13 - Boy's Basketball team beat Delta 37-35. Jesus Moya made 2 late free throws, while Merrick Crispell had a steal in the waning moments of the game to seal the victory.
02/13 - Girl's Basketball team lost to Delta 48-41. Megan McDonnell was the high scorer for the Tigers with 11, followed closely by Autumn Ward with 10.
02/14 - Hockey team beat Valor Christian 5-2.
02/13 & 14 - Swim & Dive team at State.
02/14 - Wrestling team travels to Jefferson High for Regionals.
Accidents Aplenty on Wednesday
Weather created havoc on the roadways today for many vehicles, large and small, including a Lake Dillon Fire Rescue engine that was deployed west of the Eisenhower tunnel going down the hill for a medical call. Steve Lipsher, the public information officer from Lake Dillon Fire Rescue has more...Steve Lipsher.mp3
4 Hour Standoff Ends Peacefully
Just before noon on Saturday, January 31st, Summit County Communications Center received a request for assistance from the Lake County Communications Center. The Lake County Sheriff's Office and Leadville Police department were following an armed suicidal subject entering Summit County. The vehicle carrying the subject was stopped on eastbound I-70 on the 201 exit (Frisco Main Street). The standoff, which lasted about 4 hours, came to a peaceful resolution. Upon his surrender, the subject, who was an active aids patient, was found to be armed with a .45 caliber handgun. He will undergo a mental health evaluation and will not be criminally charged.
Former Mayor of Silverthorne Dies in House Fire
81 year old Warren Alloway died after being rushed to St. Anthony Summit Medical Center on Friday, January 2nd after he was evacuated from a fire at his home at 914 Blue River Parkway, in Silverthorne. Alloway was the town's first full-time mayor, serving from 1968 until 1976.
The first firefighting team to enter the building shortly about 1:30 p.m. found Alloway unconscious. The team removed him from the building and immediately began performing CPR. He was then transported to Summit Medical Center, where he passed away at about 2:30 p.m. An investigation is underway to determine the cause of the fire.
(Summit Daily News file photo of Warren Alloway from 2007)
911 Texting Coming to Eagle County
Texts to 9-1-1 will become available in Eagle County by the end of the month, according to an announcement today by the Vail Public Safety Communications Center. The new service is free and will enable residents and guests to text directly to 9-1-1 from their cellular phones. Eagle County will join Pitkin and Larimer Counties as the only counties in Colorado currently providing Text to 9-1-1 service.
Snowshoer Dies in Avalanche near Torrey's Peak
39 year old Christopher Thomas of Colorado Springs killed in an avalanche that occurred while he and two others were crossing Kelso Ridge in an attempt to ascend Torrey's Peak on December 31st. The trio were trying to cross the treacherous area one by one in an effort to avoid a slide. The first person crossed without any problems, but as Thomas tried to cross, the avalanche hit. The two other snowshoers used his avalanche beacon to find him, and while it only took 15-20 minutes to dig him out from under five feet of snow, it was too late.
Booking Scam Hits Mountain Properties
A massive rental scam is targeting visitors to the mountains that include entire listings from property management companies on Craigslist. A concerned vacationer contacted the resort management company after a posting on Craigslist hit a dead end. 80 properties have been illegally posted for rent. According to CBS4 in Denver, the scammer has gotten pretty technical by stealing the identity of one of the top executives at the property management company. They’ve even sent an application asking for the payment in full to be sent to an address in Lakewood. Visitors are urged to do more research before booking a listing online, like contacting the property management company directly with a phone call before booking.
Summit County 'Heavy' 2015 USA Pro Challenge
The 2015 edition of the USA Pro Challenge will be Summit County “heavy.” The finish of stage 2 will be at Arapahoe Basin, the start of stage 3 will be Copper Mountain, the finish of stage 4 will be Breckenridge, and then stage 5 will have Breckenridge host the individual time trial. I asked Jamie Harmon, the Director of Marketing and Operations why Summit County is such a big part of next year's big bike race...Jamie Harmon. The route is as follows below, with one exception; fans will determine one of the stages.
In a mix of new and prior host cities, the stages of the 2015 USA Pro Challenge include:
Stage 1: Monday, Aug. 17 – Steamboat Springs Circuit Race
Stage 2: Tuesday, Aug. 18 – Steamboat Springs to Arapahoe Basin
Stage 3: Wednesday, Aug. 19 – Copper Mountain Resort to Aspen
Stage 4: Thursday, Aug. 20 – Aspen to Breckenridge
Stage 5: Friday, Aug. 21 – Breckenridge Individual Time Trial
Stage 6: Saturday, Aug. 22 – Loveland to Fort Collins
Stage 7: Sunday, Aug. 23 – Golden to Denver
Fans will be able to help shape the race by logging on to www.prochallenge.com/2015stage6 before 11:59 p.m. December 12th, and give their opinion on what part of the state Stage 6 should visit.
Summit Foundation Names New Director
Jeanne Bistranin will succeed Lee Zimmerman as Executive Director of The Summit Foundation. Bistranin brings over 30 years of philanthropic and community collaborations, most recently with the Adolph Coors Foundation, a private family foundation that provides grants to nonprofits throughout Colorado. Bistranin developed several of the Foundation’s highly successful community initiatives, including a high school social entrepreneur program focused on suicide prevention and an effort to help veterans successfully transition to civilian life. She comments on her new position...Jeanne Bistranin
Fire Suppression in Tunnels for 2015
The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) has contracted a Design Build team for the installation of a Fixed Fire Suppression System (FFSS) for the Eisenhower/Johnson Memorial Tunnels (EJMT). This $20 million project includes a water deluge system, a fiber optic linear heat detection system and a new drainage system. We asked Emily Wilfong from CDOT what impact the work will have on traffic through the tunnels…Emily Wilfong Construction is set to begin in early spring of 2015. Project completion is scheduled for December 2015.
Summit County Hospital gets Award
The Leapfrog Group has named St. Anthony Summit Medical Center to its annual list of Top Rural Hospitals. This is the second time St. Anthony Summit Medical Center has received the award… Paul Chodkowski, the president and CEO of the hospital comments... Paul Chodkowski. The Leapfrog Top Hospital award is given to less than seven percent of all eligible hospitals.
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