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Editor's note: This article was updated on October 16 to reflect Lindsey Vonn's recent announcement that she could return to World Cup racing as early as October 26.

You've probably heard a lot about Lindsey Vonn lately. Some of what you heard might even have to do with her being one of the greatest ski racers in history. Unfortunately not so much. Most of the hype has centered around her romance with a very good golfer, which earned her the dubious honor of making the front page of the National Enquirer. Not surprisingly, the Enquirer didn't even touch on her real story.

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Andis Solomon of Jesuit won the Metro League GS Saturday. Photo by mikejulianaphotography.com

High school racers from three different leagues got to shred gates on Shooting Star Ridge and Gemini over the weekend, and Hood River Valley and Jesuit are looking like the teams to beat.

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Mackenzie Green of the MAC club, shown here racing last spring at Timberline, finished third in the 2013 Winterstart slalom on Meadows.

The Mount Hood Racing season is off to a confusing start due to lack of snow followed by a huge blizzard, but racers did manage to squeeze in a couple of slalom competitions on Saturday.

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Lucy McLean of Hood River won the girls varsity with a time of 31.53.

More than 340 high school competitors from Metro Portland and the Gorge opened the racing season on Mount Hood by ripping through the gates in blustery conditions on the Magic Mile Saturday for the 2014 Christine Cato Memorial Race.

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Colton Viner of Glencoe High. Photo by Hank Bosak.

High school alpine racers for Metro, Three Rivers and Mt. Hood League teams have seven races scheduled for 2013-14 on Mount Hood.

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