Gaines honors champion skiers

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Assemblyman Ted Gaines, right, presents a resolution from the California Legislature honoring the 2009-2010 Placer girls state champion ski racing team during halftime of the playoff football game at LeFebvre Stadium Friday night. The Placer High girls ski team has won state championships three of the last four years, including back-to-back wins the last two years. From left are Coach Toby Covich, Shannon O’Flaherty, Paige Rothe, Lanae Rothe, Karly Kenworthy and Assemblyman Gaines. Gaines is a leading proponent of bringing the U.S. Winter Games back to Lake Tahoe. He congratulated the girls on their accomplishments and said if he is elected senator, he will use his influence to promote ski tourism throughout the region. Not pictured: Haley Meyer and Matt Conley.