Alpine

Chevrolet JOs: Kroneberger doubles up

By Pete Rugh

Winter Park’s Tracie Kroneberger made it 2-for-2, adding a gold from super G to one previously won in downhill to her haul from the Rocky Mountain division’s J3 Junior Olympics on Wednesday.

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Lenzerheide: Strobl retires in classic style

By Pete Rugh

Fritz Strobl finished almost a minute back in the World Cup Finals super G Thursday. But this time, he wasn’t looking for where he could have picked up more speed.

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Lenzerheide: Paerson tops in SG; Schild 3rd

By Pete Rugh

Anja Paerson of Sweden won the final super G of the season Thursday, while Marlies Schild finished third to consolidate her lead atop the overall standings with her best events yet to come.

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Lenzerheide: Overall hopes fade, but Mancuso forges on

By Pete Rugh

She entered the season with two heavy burdens — the label of Olympic champion to live up to, and a surgically repaired hip. A half year later, Julia Mancuso has seen her hopes of an overall championship fade in Marlies Schild’s glow, but Mancuso is content with a season that has legitimized her on the […]

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NorAm Finals: Jitloff, Staples win; Jit nabs title

By Pete Rugh

Tim Jitloff and Kiley Staples won races Wednesday as NorAm Finals got under way at Panorama Mountain Village. Jitloff clinched the giant slalom title and U.S. skiers took four of six podium spots, 15 of the top 20 places in the two events.

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Lenzerheide: Miller wraps up SG title; Svindal wins, but Raich holds overall lead

By Pete Rugh

Bode Miller had some lofty goals this season. Hitting double figures in victories was one of them. Thursday, he settled for a lesser goal, but it was still a cherished piece of crystal for a U.S. men's team that had been reeling post-Christmas.     While Aksel Lund Svindal of Norway and Austria's Benni Raich ratcheted […]

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Masters nationals: Double win for the Lindemers

By Pete Rugh

Be careful what you wish for …      Cooler weather did indeed move in Wednesday at masters nationals as temperatures dipped into the teens at night and all that soft mushy “hero” snow turned into bulletproof conditions. One Western racer was overheard saying, “It never occurred to me that I would need to sharpen my […]

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Lenzerheide: Kernen, Dalcin injured in spills

By Pete Rugh

Bruno Kernen broke his nose, tore knee ligaments and had a concussion after crashing Wednesday in the season-ending World Cup downhill.

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Chevrolet JOs: Rocky J3's open with DH

By Pete Rugh

Finishing off 2 days of outstanding downhill training the Rocky/Central J3's were ready for the challenges of the Tiehack downhill on Racer's Edge at Buttermilk in Aspen, Colorado.  Junior Olympics haven't been in Aspen for over 20 years and the Aspen Valley Ski and Snowboard Club, AVSC, started the event off with a bang.

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Lenzerheide notebook: Is it farewell, Hermann?

By Pete Rugh

Sum up Hermann Maier’s race season: not so fast.     Sum up rumors swirling around the Swiss Alps that the Herminator is set to call it a career: not so fast.     Maier, tied for fifth in the World Cup Finals downhill, did not confirm nor deny that he is retiring following Saturday’s giant slalom. […]

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