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Ski teams gear up for state competition

Lakeridge boys win the final league race while the Laker boys clinch the TRL title

MIKE JULIANA - Lake Oswego High School's Nicole Danilevsky navigates the giant slalom course during last weekend's final league race of the season. She won the race individually to help the Lakers qualify for state.The Lake Oswego High School ski teams finished the regular season last weekend winning the overall boys/girls Three Rivers League championship. Both teams qualified for the state championship race at Mt. Ashland March 2-4.

The LO boys took home the team league title and the LO girls finished in second place. LO sophomore Nicole Danilevsky took home the combined individual title, winning both slalom and giant slalom disciplines.

Danilevsky dominated the league schedule. She won four of the six races, sometimes winning by several seconds. "My teammates, friends, coaches, they've all helped me power though this season," Danilevsky said.

Senior Graeson Fish finished fourth overall at season's end.

On the boys side, sophomore Laz Glickman was the top finisher for the Lakers, taking fifth place combined for the season. Senior Cooper Cheetham also finished top-10 in league at ninth combined.

Glickman had a shaky start to the season, falling at the first race. "After the first race, I think I got a little flustered since I didn't ski as well as I could," Glickman said. "It took me a few weeks to figure it out, but I think it's great that my skiing is sort of peaking right before we go to state. I can't wait to get down to Ashland and compete."

"I'm so impressed with everyone on the team," coach Spencer Raymond said. "It's been a great season and we are really confident about this group going into state."

Other boys team members with league honors are Nick Schenk (14th), Cole Sher-Jan (17th), Drew Pieringer (20th), Peter Krenek (21st) and Jacques Debar (25th). And Morgan Ryntines won the JV overall title.

Additional Laker girls with league standings are Kiara Green (13th), Kenna Sandblast (16th), Larissa Chan (26th), Leah Krenek (30th) and Lucie Keeton (36th).

For Lakeridge, the boys won the final race of the season and will also be headed to state.

Will Johnson took fifth place individually, followed closely by teammates Connor Hilts and Cooper Lawhead in sixth and seventh.

Fletcher Miller also took 12th to help the Pacers.

For the girls, Audrey Finlay led her team, finishign in 16th individually while Talia Milionis was 18th and Annika Siddons took 22nd.