Sisters boys and girls alpine ski teams raced in a slalom race at Mt. Bachelor on Saturday, January 25, and the boys team walked away with a new best finish, and took second place.

Evan Palmer continued to ski with a technically clean style and took fourth place (105 points). Colton Seymour stepped up his performance and completed two fast runs for a ninth-place finish (61 points). Remaining scores were: George Chladek 10th place (52 points), Bela Chladek 11th place (46 points), Corbin Fredland 24th place (24 points), and Mitchell Griffin 26th (six points).

“The boys continue to up their game,” said Coach Gabe Chladek. “This team of varsity boys have been working on their ski racing performance for years, and it’s really showing this season.”

The girls team was short a racer, but they skied well and finished enough runs in the top 30 to hold onto fifth place. Sydney Wilkins finished 19th and earned 15 points for the team. Sydney is just a sophomore, and her aggressive skiing this year has moved her up in the finish order at every race.

Skylar Wilkins missed a gate on her first run, but had a very smooth second run to finish 24th for seven points. Piper Adelt was 25th and earned four points. Freshmen Tatum and Annie Cohen keep pushing themselves as new ski racers and are getting closer to scoring with every run.

Coach Gabe Chladek told The Nugget he expects both Tatum and Annie to move up in the finish order throughout the season.

The JV boys took fourth as a team, and all racers are improving. Their finish order is as follows: Simon Rhett 33rd, Christopher Lundgren 44th, Conner Petke 48th, Corbin Johnson 53rd, Ethan Eckert 55th, Ian Cash 62nd, Aiden Eckert 66th, Vicente Rebolledo 67th, and Ilya Goheen 68th.

Next up for the Outlaws is a giant slalom race on Friday, January 31, and they will race on the Cliffhanger run at Mt. Bachelor on Saturday, February 1.