Ridge Skiers Finish State Championships, Place High in League
Two-day event held on Monday and Tuesday.
Boys and girls' varsity ski teams for Ridge High School competed on Monday and Tuesday this week on Monday in the two-day state state finals with representatives from eight high schools around New Jersey, according to information from the Ridge team.
The boys team ended in first place for their league (Independence), and the girls placed second in the Independence League.
The girls placed third statewide, and the boys placed fifth in the state championship.
A slalom race on the first day of the two-day event was held on Monday afternoon at Hidden Valley Ski area in Vernon. The second day continued with giant slalom races at Mount Peter Ski Area in Warwick, N.Y., according to information from the Ridge ski team.
An overview of results from the state championship, with information from the team:
Slalom at Hidden Valley, 3rd place
Sandy Halbing, 7th
Courtney Lailey, 9th
Gina Taylor, 10th
Maddy Kapp, 12th
Alyssa Thompson, 16th
Giant Slalom at Mt Peter, 2nd place
Maddy Kapp, 4th
Gina Taylor, 6th
Alyssa Thompson, 9th
Courtney Lailey, 18th
Sandy Halbing, 19th
Nora Smith, 25th
Overall girls result statewide: 3rd place
Season ending standing in their league (Independence): 2nd
Slalom at Hidden Valley, 6th
Thomas McWilliams, 13th
Alex Thompson, 17th
Tyler Conti, 19th
Mike Depalma, 25th
Patch McGeough, 27th
Giant Slalom at Mt Peter, 5th
Alex Thompson, 3rd
Thomas McWilliams, 17th
Maki Rupert, 26th
Adam Walker, 32nd
Patch McGeough, 33rd
Luke Hull, 43rd
Overall boys result statewide: 5th
Season ending standing in their league (Independence): 1st
The team graduates seniors Courtney Lailey, Alissa McCarthy, Gina Taylor, Maddy Kapp, Nora Smith, Sandy Halbing and Adam Walker, Patch McGeough, Thomas McWilliams. Junior Daniele Colbertaldo, with some first place finishes, was injured mid-season but will be back next season.