Alpine

Kitzbühel: Sullivan OK after training run crash

By Pete Rugh

Marco Sullivan of the U.S. Ski Team took a nasty looking fall in the second downhill training run at Kitzbühel on Wednesday, but he is seemingly none the worse for it.     “He fell exiting the Hausberg,” U.S. head coach Phil McNichol said. “He caught an edge on that sidehill there, hooked up and went […] Read more...

Devlin-Young, Sansonetis lead disabled team in WC

By Pete Rugh

QUEYRAS, France — Chris Devlin-Young (sit-ski) and George Sansonetis (standing) led the U.S. Disabled Alpine Team on Tuesday, both finishing third in their divisions. Read more...

Masters Moments: Action heats up in chilly January

By Pete Rugh

Temperatures finally dipped below freezing in Central New York which left challenging conditions for racers after nearly a week of rain and temps in the high 60s. The super G scheduled for Song Mtn. was postponed due to rain and thin cover. Racing resumed at Toggenburg Ski Area in Fabius, N.Y., for two slaloms, and […] Read more...

Kitzbühel: Swiss lead 2nd trainer; Thursday trainer canceled

By Pete Rugh

The Swiss downhill team dominated its rivals in Wednesday's second training run at Kitzbühel with Didier Defago setting the fast time of the day ahead of his teammate Didier Cuche, while their colleague Daniel Albrecht, racing for the first time on that slope, finished an impressive fourth.     "I am happy to have finished the […] Read more...

Cortina: First training run cancelled

By Pete Rugh

The first training run for the women's downhill at Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy has been canceled due to snowfall. The competition scheduled remains unchanged with the replacement super G from Aspen set to start Friday, the downhill Saturday and the regularly scheduled super G Sunday. Read more...

Kitzbühel: Confident U.S. crew heads for the Streif

By Pete Rugh

Led by Bode Miller’s record-tying win, the American crew of racers headed to Kitzbühel for the Hahnenkamm weekend appears at or near the top of its collective game.     Team America’s Miller, and U.S. Ski Teamers Marco Sullivan, Steven Nyman and Scott Macartney, all finished in the top 25 on the brutal and long Lauberhorn […] Read more...

Miller most happy with aggressive skiing at Wengen

By Pete Rugh

“It was extremely fun,” said Bode Miller after winning the Lauberhorn for the second straight year and tying Phil Mahre for the most World Cup wins by an American man with 27.     “It didn’t feel that good as far as the quality of the skiing, but I was 100 percent aggressive. I pushed every […] Read more...

Kitzbühel: Cuche wins first training run

By Pete Rugh

Didier Cuche claimed the first timed training for the famed Hahnenkamm Downhill, set for Kitzbuehel, Austria Saturday, Jan. 19.     The Swiss veteran, currently leading the downhill standings by a single point, decimated the field, topping Austria's two-time downhill winner Michael Walchhofer by more than a second.     Didier Defago of Switzerland was third, Christoph […] Read more...

NCAA: Dartmouth wins Bates Carnival

By Pete Rugh

A win by Middlebury senior Alec Tarberry in Sunday’s giant slalom event wasn’t enough to pull his team ahead of Dartmouth in the overall team standings in the last day of competition at the 2008 Bates College carnival. Read more...

NCAA: Utah wins first meet in nearly five years

By Pete Rugh

The University of Utah finished first in the team standings for the first time in nearly five years in topping its home invitational Saturday. The Utes finished with 585.5 points, well ahead of second-place Denver, which finished with 550. Colorado finished third with 543 points. Read more...