Harbor girls ski to win in season-opener
Harbor Springs junior Abby Hackman won the girls slalom Thursday during the season-opening Lake Michigan Conference ski meet at Nubs Nob. (News-Review file photo)
The Rams put together a solid team performance in giant slalom en route to winning the season opening six-team Lake Michigan Conference meet as they held off Manistee-Traverse City St. Francis, 52-62.
Boyne City was third with 97 points, followed by Grayling, 147; Charlevoix-East Jordan, 157; and Elk Rapids, 163.
Manistee-T.C. St. Francis finished first in the boys’ meet with 42 points, while Harbor Springs was second, 47; and Boyne City was third, 84. Grayling finished fourth with 161 points, followed by Charlevoix-East Jordan, 169; and Elk Rapids, 169.
Harbor Springs junior Abigail Hackman won the girls’ slalom in 57.84 seconds and was runner-up by a mere two-100ths of a second in GS to Manistee-T.C. St. Francis’ Andrea Paine, who finished in 51.82.
Cole McCardel of Manistee-T.C. St. Francis won both the boys slalom in 53.65, and GS, 50.72.
Also for the Harbor girls in GS, where they finished first with 15 points, Rose Pellegrom was third, while Morgan Mooradian was fourth, Meg Shepherd, sixth; and Hadley Cunningham, eighth.
For the Harbor girls in slalom, Mooradian was sixth; while Shepherd was seventh and Pellegrom, 23rd.
For the Harbor boys, Jac Talcott was a team-best second in GS and fourth in slalom, while Greg Gallagher was third in GS, seventh slalom. Also for the Harbor boys, who won the GS with 18 points, Forrest Lundgren was fifth in GS, eighth slalom; followed by Dan Davis, eighth GS, 10th slalom; John Bailey, 27th GS, 12th slalom; and Nick Mogford, 14th slalom.
The Boyne City boys were paced by Norm Berge as he was second in slalom and seventh in GS, while Dean Hague was third in slalom, ninth in GS. Other Boyne City boys skiers were Corey Bohnet, 11th GS; Elliot Crouch, 13th GS, 27th slalom; Kory Skop, 14th GS, 24th slalom; John Paul Coopersmith, 15th slalom; and Jake Knitter, 21st GS.
For the Boyne City girls, Lexie Harding was a team-best third in slalom, fifth GS; while Lauren Richards was 12th slalom, 13th GS. Also for the Rambler girls, Meredith Hague was 13th slalom, 15th GS; Claire Wellman, 16th slalom, 20th GS; and Jordan Weiss, 21st slalom, 23rd GS.
Casey Keane led the Charlevoix-East Jordan girls as she was eighth in slalom and 10th in GS. Other Charlevoix-East Jordan girls skiers were Ryleigh Knoop, 18th slalom, 25th GS; Cora Taylor, 18th GS, 28th slalom; Paige Podskalny, 25th slalom, 28th GS; Christina Russell, 26th slalom, 27th GS; and Ashlee Mumich, 29th slalom, 31st GS.
For the Charlevoix-East Jordan boys, Brandon Cardwell was 11th in slalom, 12th GS; while Jonathon Lindfors was 17th slalom, 22nd GS. Also for Charlevoix-East Jordan, Gabe Hawley was 23rd slalom; Tyler Whitley, 26th slalom, 30th GS; Tyler Engstrom, 28th GS, 30th slalom.
Boyne City, Charlevoix-East Jordan and Harbor Springs will all take part in the Petoskey-Harbor Springs Ski Invitational Monday, Jan. 9 at Boyne Highlands.