Alpine

Zagreb will crown a queen — and a king in 2008

By Pete Rugh

The Snow Queen Trophy race will be joined this season, presumably by a Snow King.     Zagreb, Croatia, will be hosting its fourth and fifth World Cups this week, bringing in the men for the first time. The women race Friday night. The men race Sunday night.    The Sljeme is a fabulous slalom hill, not […]

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Holaus to miss rest of season with injured knees

By Pete Rugh

Austrian skier Maria Holaus will miss the rest of the women's World Cup season due to injuries on both knees.     Holaus ruptured collateral ligaments in her right knee and tore cruciate ligaments and broke the upper part of the shinbone on the left after crashing in Sunday's super-G race in Sestriere, Italy, the Austrian […]

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Skier's Edge Western Region masters champs crowned

By Pete Rugh

One slept in a Wendy’s in Dumont. Another cursed the snow at Steamboat and slept in his car. But masters racer Rick Slabinski, determined to get to Winter Park in time for the Skier’s Edge Masters Western Regionals super G, jammed up Berthoud Pass in his SUV while two other racers in the car screamed […]

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Ivica Kostelic takes momentum to home course

By Pete Rugh

Ivica Kostelić placed third in Saturday's slalom in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, plus he's had three more podium finishes in the super combined. The Croatian, who switched to Fischer before the season got under way, has hit top form just in time for his home slalom in Zagreb. In this interview the 28-year-old talks about his good form, […]

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Europa Cup: T.J. Lanning finishes in top 15

By Pete Rugh

T.J. Lanning of the U.S. had the best result for the American Europa Cup team in Monday's super G in Sella Nevea, Italy. He placed 15th.

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Canadian Nat'ls: Kucera takes DH crown

By Pete Rugh

John Kucera won his second Pontiac GMC Canadian Championships title in four years Saturday, taking the crown from last year’s champion Erik Guay by more than half a second.     Kucera, a World Cup super G winner, won in a time of one minute 52.01 seconds followed by Guay in 1:52.64 with Manuel Osborne-Paradis in […]

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NCAA: Dartmouth cruises to home carnival win

By Pete Rugh

Dartmouth returned to its winning ways Saturday and won its third carnival of the season, this time on home snow. 

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Sestriere: Fischbacher, Suter tie for SG win

By Pete Rugh

Two first time winners graced the podium for the women's World Cup super G at Sestriere, Italy Sunday as Andrea Fischbacher and Fabienne Suter tallied identical one minute 21.06 second times. With a single super G left on the schedule, Maria Riesch solidified her place at the top of the standings with a third place […]

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NCAA: Denver rallies past Buffs to win NM Invite

By Pete Rugh

University of Denver skier Annelise Bailly won the women’s 5-kilometer freestyle and DU skiers finished in second, third and fourth in the men's slalom on Saturday as the Pioneers rallied past rival and first-day leader Colorado to win the New Mexico Invitational.

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NCAA: Hammond's GS win sparks Dartmouth

By Pete Rugh

Dartmouth skiers shined Friday on home courses and have taken the lead after the first day of racing at the Dartmouth Carnival. 

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