Dawson Dunn, Kerissa Dunn, Jens Bartel,Lydia Bartel and Alivia Hopsicker
The Polar Bear Nordic Youth Team traveled to New Hampshire on Friday, March 4 to attend the biggest race of the season, the New England Bill Koch Festival, that took place on March 5 and 6th.
Coach Janine Phaneuf said the 2016 Festival was held with good snow cover and mostly sunny skies with the majestic White Mountains adding their grandeur and magic above the fields and forested trails of Great Glen trails in Pinkham Notch, NH. Continue reading
The Polar Bear Ski Club hosted the 2016 Kandahar Festival ski races at McCauley Mountain on February 27 and 28th. We would like to thank everyone who helped make this such a huge success.
First, we need to thank Steve Uzdavinis, Dave Kress and the rest of the McCauley Mountain staff for all of the work that they did to prepare the mountain for the weekend. Continue reading
by Marianne Chirsty
Four Polar Bear alpine skiers representing the Adirondack and Central Councils traveled to Hunt Hollow in Naples, NY to compete in the Kandahar Championships on Friday and Saturday, March 4 and 5th.
The Championship is open to racers ages 11 and 12, and also fields U14 skiers, ages 13 and 14.
Representing the Polar Bears in the U12 race were Thomas Levi, Alexis Heath and Karleigh Hollister.
Johanna Lutz raced in the U14 field. Continue reading
The Junior Polar Bear Alpine Team participated in an Adirondack Council Giant Slalom Race at Snow Ridge on Saturday, January 30th.
The results of the race are as follows:
18th – Grace Heath
20th – Schuyler Uzdavinis
Coach Janine Phaneuf’s Polar Bear Nordic Youth Team began its busy racing season on Sunday, January 17 with a Paintball Biathlon
at Mt. Van Hoevenberg in Lake Placid.
The young racers showed great results in the ski and shoot event.
In the Girls Ages 9 to 10 group the results were: 2nd – Jenny Rundell hitting 5 of 10 targets; 3rd – Kerissa Dunn hitting 3/10; 3rd – Alivia Hopsicker hitting 2/10, and 6th – Macy Capron hitting 3/10. Continue reading
Old Forge Girls Nordic Skiers, from left, Rachael Smith, Megan Greene, Emily Greene, Laura Levi, Mikeeli Hanson, Emily Rudolph. Courtesy photo
The Queensbury Nordic Invitational was held on Saturday, January 16 at the Gore Mountain Ski Bowl in North Creek, with the Old Forge boys and girls skiers racing impressively.
The competition was also a Junior Nationals qualifier for U18 and U16 boys and girls.
The Old Forge Girls Varsity Team won their 4.5K team event, powering to first with 13 points.
Queensbury finished second with 19 points, and Shenen-dehowa came in third with 41. Continue reading
The Polar Bear Biathlon Club hosted two events at McCauley Mountain over the weekend of June 21 and 22nd. The Saturday event was a Junior Development Clinic directed by Art Stegen, a former U.S. Biathlon coach and athlete and Sean Halligan, a National Guard biathlete who competed under Coach Stegen, who instructed seven athletes on the techniques of shooting and racing.
Polar Bear Biathlon Club racers, from left, Tyler Rudolph, Megan Greene, Connor Hrynuk, and Henry Uzdavinis. Photos by Michele deCamp
Representing the Polar Bear Ski Club were Henry Uzdavinis, Megan Greene, Tyler Rudolph and Connor Hrynuk.
One of the other participants was from south of Albany and the other was from the Saratoga area. Continue reading