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Ski teams get off to a strong start

The LO girls and Lakeridge boys take second in the season's first slalom

The Lakeridge and Lake Oswego ski teams had their first official race of the year last week and got things started on a very positive note.

Racing with an ample amount of snow this season, the Lakeridge boys took second in the slalom event with Lake Oswego close behind in third.

Lakeridge's Will Johnson was the top finisher for his team, lowering his time from his first run to his second by more than a second and taking third place individually.

Connor Hilts finished seventh individually for the Pacers while Cooper Lawhead took 10th and Alex Johnson was 11th.

For Lake Oswego, Cooper Cheetham finished fourth individually, also going more than a second faster in his second run. Drew Pieringer finished 14th individually followed closely by teammate Peter Krenek in 15th and Nick Schenk in 18th.

In the girls event, Lakeridge's Izzy Hoffman won the slalom overall by a little more than a second. Just behind her was Lake Oswego's Nicole Danilevsky, who helped the Lakers take second place as a team.

Lake Oswego had a strong team showing as Kenna Sandblast finished 16th overall and Graeson finish was just behind in 17th.

Lakeridge's Sabrina Achcar-Winkels was 23rd and Audrey Finlay took 26th.

The teams will compete against this weekend at Ski Bowl.