Wednesday, July 23, 2014
YOLO COUNTY NEWS
99 CENTS

DHS skiers are state championship-bound

By
From page B3 | February 26, 2014 |

Seventeen Davis High School athletes are waxing their skis and sharpening their edges in preparation for the pinnacle of their season: the California Nevada Interscholastic Ski and Snowboard Federation state championships.

The Blue Devil qualifiers will face the best slalom and giant slalom racers from more than 30 schools throughout California when they hit the slopes at Northstar on Monday and Tuesday. And Coach Bob Brewer is enthusiastic about the team’s chances.

“We’ve qualified 17 individuals, the largest championship team we’ve taken in recent history,” he said. “And it’s always this depth that enables us to get on the podium.”

The state championships are similar to regular-season races: Skiers will complete two runs in their event for a combined time. The boys and girls slalom races are set for Monday, and the boys and girls giant slalom races are Tuesday. Many DHS skiers have qualified to compete in both events.

Brewer has made many trips to the state finals in his 12 years as ski coach and describes them as “exciting, with kids from all over the state, including many we know from past years. It’s a very genial attitude.”

Weather could be an issue as the 10-day forecast shows rain and snow predicted for Northstar beginning today and continuing off and on through Monday. As the winter Olympics in Sochi taught us, conditions dictate much about how the races are trained for and equipment is prepared.

As Brewer says, “The warmer conditions and less-than-ideal snow requires that we pay particular attention to prepping skis. The waxing matters significantly,” as was repeatedly demonstrated in Sochi.

New for Brewer this year is his role at the state finals: “I’m lucky that I get to be the start referee, so I get to meet everyone who passes through the starting gates this year.”

And they’re lucky they get to meet you, too, Coach.

— Reach Tanya Perez at 530-747-8082 or tperez@davisenterprise.net. Follow her on Twitter at @enterprisetanya

DHS state championship qualifiers
Girls giant slalom:
Kerry Boyers
Alix Graves
Shannon Segall
Nina Shields
Aina Smart
Lauren Smith
Lily Wolfe

Boys giant slalom:
Jack Beckman
Justin Bier
Tyler Powell
Justin Reno
Kian Reno
Kian Tanner
Michael Welsh
Miles Wong

Girls slalom:
Lindsey Bavetta
Alix Graves
Shannon Segall
Nina Shields
Aina Smart
Lily Wolfe

Boys slalom:
Justin Bier
Davis Perez
Kian Reno
Kian Tanner
Miles Wong

LEAVE A COMMENT

Discussion | No comments

The Davis Enterprise does not necessarily condone the comments here, nor does it review every post. Read our full policy

  • Recent Posts

  • Enter your email address to subscribe to this newspaper and receive notifications of new articles by email.

  • .

    News

     
    Second Mellon grant supports Mondavi events

    By Jeff Hudson | From Page: A1 | Gallery

    Are arachnids awesome or awful? Visit Bohart Museum to find out

    By Kathy Keatley Garvey | From Page: A1 | Gallery

     
    One hundred years at the State Fair for local shorthorn cow herd

    By Elizabeth Case | From Page: A1 | Gallery

    Police arrest suspect in robbery spree

    By Lauren Keene | From Page: A2

     
    Madhavi Sunder joins Davis school board race

    By Jeff Hudson | From Page: A2

     
    Crews make gains on massive Washington wildfire

    By The Associated Press | From Page: A2

    New safety rules proposed to curb oil train fires

    By The Associated Press | From Page: A2

     
    Kaiser awards grants to Yolo nonprofits

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A3

     
    NAMI program offers mental illness information, support

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A3

     
    Backpacks for Kids launches annual donation drive

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A3

    Architecture in Davis, on ‘Davisville’

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A3

     
    Speaker will spin some fishing tales at Davis meeting

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A3 | Gallery

    Kids can paint their own Breyer horses at Davis store

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A3

     
    Grandparents support group meets weekly

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A3

    Exchange program seeks host families

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A4

     
    Wine-tastings will benefit YCCC

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A4

    Pedro party will benefit Yolo Hospice

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A4

     
    Car lovers will speak Sunday at gallery

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A4

    Racial diversity crucial to drug trials, treatments

    By San Francisco Chronicle | From Page: A4

     
    Enterprise is focus of Davis Roots talk

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A5

    Quaff a beer and watch the bats

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A5 | Gallery

     
    .

    Forum

    They’re pickier than she is

    By Creators Syndicate | From Page: B5

     
    U.S. is complicit in attack

    By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A6, 2 Comments

    Extinguish extremism for peace

    By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A6, 2 Comments

     
    With profound gratitude

    By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A6

     
    Someday, there will be peace

    By Rich Rifkin | From Page: A6

    Tom Meyer cartoon

    By Debbie Davis | From Page: A6

     
    .

    Sports

    Former Davis man at crossroads: biking or artwork?

    By Bruce Gallaudet | From Page: B1 | Gallery

     
    Aggie golfer headed to men’s U.S. Amateur Championship

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: B1 | Gallery

    Giants outlast Phillies

    By The Associated Press | From Page: B1 | Gallery

     
    River Cats nip dogs

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: B1

    A’s fall in extra innings

    By The Associated Press | From Page: B1 | Gallery

     
    Blue Jays hitting upends Red Sox

    By The Associated Press | From Page: B2

    Pyrenees please Nibali, Rogers in Tour Stage 16

    By The Associated Press | From Page: B3

     
    Albergotti to discuss Armstrong’s doping scandal

    By Bruce Gallaudet | From Page: B8

    .

    Features

    Field to Fork: Skyelark Ranch, not a lark at all

    By Dan Kennedy | From Page: A8 | Gallery

     
    Name droppers: ASUCD hands out awards

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A8 | Gallery

    .

    Arts

    Tomato Festival makes call for young artists

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A7

     
    Additional casting notice for ‘Hello Dolly’

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A7

    Hear Los Tres de Winters on Thursday

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A7

     
    Picott to play at The Palms Playhouse

    By Kate Laddish | From Page: A7

    Fairy-tale romance in Barnyard Theatre’s ‘Pinky’

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A7

     
    Soar to Neverland with DMTC’s ‘Peter Pan’

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A7 | Gallery

    Village Homes to host Rita Hosking Trio

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A7 | Gallery

     
    .

    Business

    .

    Obituaries

    .

    Comics

    Comics: Wednesday, July 23, 2014

    By Creator | From Page: B6