Johnstown alpine skiers compete at Gore Mtn.

NORTH CREEK — The Johnstown boys alpine ski team competed at the Shenendehowa Invitational on Monday at Gore Mountain. The race was a two-run event that was scored as two different races.

In the first race, Ballston Spa claimed the team title with a total of 26 points. Saratoga Springs was second with 32 points and Johnstown was third with 32 points. Christian Brothers Academy was fourth with 33 points and Queensbury was fifth with 55 points. Ballston Spa also won the second race, finishing with a total of 17 points. CBA (28 points) was second, Saratoga Springs (34) was third, Schenectady (55) was fourth and Shenendehowa (55) was fifth. Johnstown was ninth with 89 points. Broadalbin-Perth fielded an incomplete team.

Christian Brothers Academy’s Cole Paton won the first race with a time of 41.29 seconds. Ballston Spa’s Ethan Huff (41.38 seconds) was second, Niskayuna’s Colby Geer (42.50) was third and Saratoga Springs’ Nate Rodriguez (42.91) was fourth.

Johnstown’s Ben Krempa was fifth with a time of 43.07 seconds, while Carter Cheney was sixth for the Sir Bills with a time of 43.30 seconds. Jakob Hanna (45.07) was 21st for Johnstown, Andrew Lake (47.05) was 28th and Jack Miller (56.01) was 50th.

Broadalbin-Perth’s Tyler Osterhout was 41st with a time of 50.68 seconds. Nicholas Georgelos (52.42) was 45th for the Patriots.

Paton also won the second race for CBA, posting a time of 40.85 seconds. Huff (42.20) was second, Schenectady’s Jeff Long (42.68) was third, Ballston Spa’s Brody Keneston (42.77) was fourth and Shenendehowa’s Braden Kruk (42.78) was fifth.

Hanna was 16th to lead Johnstown, finishing with a time of 44.86 seconds, while Lake (46.10) was 23rd and Miller (56.45) was 50th. Krempa and Cheney both failed to finish their second runs for the Sir Bills.

Osterhout (49.74) was 35th for B-P, while Georgelos (52.19) was 43rd.

In the first junior varsity race, B-P’s Colin Cotter won with a time of 42.09 seconds, winning by a margin of more than nine seconds.

Cotter also won the second junior varsity race with a time of 41.66 seconds.


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