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Prospect boys win afternoon slalom

Rondeau, Finethy and Couch all record top-10 finishes in Ragged Mountain race

TYLER FINETHY skis through a slalom gate during action Jan. 15 at Ragged Mountain. He placed fourth in the morning and afternoon events. Matt Perloff. (click for larger version)
January 18, 2010
DANBURY — The Prospect Mountain boys' alpine ski team walked away with a victory in the afternoon slalom after coming up just one point short in the morning event at Ragged Mountain on Friday, Jan. 15.

The Timber Wolves took to the slopes with host Newfound, White Mountains Regional High School and Hillsboro-Deering for a full day of skiing, with four runs of slalom for all skiers.

In the morning two runs, the Timber Wolf boys came home second with 380 points, just one point behind the host Bears.

Kyle Rondeau led the Timber Wolves with a second place finish overall in a time of 65.75 for the two runs.

Teammate Tyler Finethy skied to a fourth place finish in a combined time of 70.18, while Zack Couch recovered from a slip on his second run and finished seventh overall with a time of 77.35.

Kameron Hutchins rounded out the scoring for Prospect Mountain with his 12th place finish in a time of 84.01.

Jesse Emerson (24th, 95.77) and Chris Magill (25th, 100.93) also skied for the Timber Wolves in the morning event.

In the two afternoon runs, the Timber Wolves came away with the win, besting Newfound by one point, 380-379.

Rondeau once again led the charge for coach Bruce Davol's troops, coming home second with a combined time of 64.51.

Finethy again came in fourth overall with his combined time of 69.82.

Couch jumped a few spots in the standings to help his team, finishing fifth overall in a time of 71.39. Hutchins was once again the fourth scorer for the Timber Wolves, placing 14th in a time of 83.42.

Emerson (25th, 96.53) and Magilil (26th, 101.77) also competed for the Timber Wolves.

The Prospect squad had only one girl skiing. Lauren Stearns came home 22nd in the morning runs with her combined time of 117.38 and finished 23rd in the afternoon runs with a time of 130.90.

The Timber Wolves will be back in action on Wednesday, Jan. 27, when they head to Pat's Peak for a meet hosted by Bishop Brady, which is set to begin at 4 p.m.

Klumb Environmenta;
Varney Smith
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