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TOPS IN TERRITORY – Charlie Hawes, left, and Katie Vowk hoist the trophy after earning best overall alpine ski honours at the Yukon Cup event held in Watson Lake March 7 and 8. A total of 42 skiers competed.

Hawes, Vowk take Yukon Cup

Charlie Hawes and Katie Vowk took home top honours at an alpine ski event held in Watson Lake March 7 and 8.

By Marcel Vander Wier on March 18, 2015

Charlie Hawes and Katie Vowk took home top honours at an alpine ski event held in Watson Lake March 7 and 8.

The duo were the fastest skiers in their gender classes, earning etchings of their names on the Yukon Cup.

A total of 42 skiers competed at the event, held at Mt. Machien.

Hawes placed first in Saturday’s U-14 giant slalom event and second in Sunday’s slalom race to finish first overall amongst males.

Over two runs in each category, the 13-year-old clocked total times of 1:38.11 in giant slalom and 1:22.01 in slalom.

Shane Orban bested Hawes by less than one second in the slalom event, but it wasn’t enough to knock the youngster out of top spot.

Vowk, 14, who along with Samantha Richardson represented the Yukon at the 2015 Canada Winter Games, finished first in both the U-16 giant slalom and slalom events.

Her total times over two runs in each category were 1:42.07 and 1:21.46 respectively.

“Giant slalom sees gates set further apart to test speed,” coach Yves Titley told the Star.

Slalom, meanwhile, sees gates set at shorter distances to test quickness and agility.

The season will conclude with a Snow Stars Festival March 28 at Mount Sima.

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Yukon freestyle skier Lindsey Boorse celebrated a golden moment of her own on the Timber Tour circuit at Silver Star Mountain Resort in Vernon, B.C., where 10 Yukoners competed.

Boorse earned the Yukon’s only medal for her excellent run Friday.

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