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Nordic Girls: Old Forge varsity team wins Queensbury Invitational

Old Forge Girls Nordic Skiers, from left, Rachael Smith, Megan Greene, Emily Greene, Laura Levi, Mikeeli Hanson, Emily Rudolph. Courtesy photo

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

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Webb teams take Section III alpine championships

by Beth Tickner

SECTIONAL III TEAM CHAMPIONS, GIRLS AND BOYS ALPINE...Front row from left: McKenzie Liddle, Jessica Hannah, Danielle Gibbs, Mara Gaffney, Lexie Haehl, Adam Levi, John Gaffney, Daniel Heroux and Adam Winslow. Back: Coach Tom Down, Brianna Brownsell, Lauren Holt, Camry Liddle, Hunter Lawrence, Griffin Kleps, Corey Down and West Tickner. Not pictured but part of the team are Carter Lawrence, Cy Barkauskas, Connor Glasser, Ella Mitchell, Maggie Queen and MacKenzie Kelly. Photo by Beth Tickner

The Town of Webb School Alpine Varsity Ski Team headed to Tully for Sectional competition on Tuesday, February 14th, and the kids’ Valentine’s Day evening was spent racing Slalom down Song Mountain in mild temperatures, which made racing at night more bearable.

The events started with Girls’ Slalom where, in the first run, McKenzie Liddle placed 1st, Lauren Holt 6th, Jessica Hannah 8th, Camry Liddle 9th, Lexie Haehl 10th, Mara Gaffney 13th, Maggie Queen 17th, Brianna Brownsell 25th, and Ella Mitchell 28th. Unfortunately Danielle Gibbs fell causing a DNF (Did Not Finish).

For the second run once again McKenzie Liddle led the team by placing 1st, Lauren Holt 5th, Lexie Haehl 9th, Jessica Hannah 10th, Camry Liddle 11th, Mara Gaffney 13th, Danielle Gibbs 18th, Briana Brownsell 28th, Ella Mitchell 30th, and Maggie Queen who finished 38th in spite of a fall and injury.

These results were strong enough that the Town of Webb girls now lead the Section in first place against the Holland Patent, Manlius Pebble Hill, South Lewis and Lowville teams. Continue reading

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Town of Webb school skiers named to state championship teams

by Beth Tickner

The Town of Webb Girls and Boys Alpine Ski Teams were crowned Section III Champions following two days of competition at Song Mountain on February 14 and 15.

At the end of the competition, the State Championship teams were announced

It was bittersweet as this year Section III decided that only seven racers (each girls and boys) as opposed to the usual 12 racers would be named to the team.

With that in mind, it was important to be Section Champs as that allowed for an extra person to be added to the team. Continue reading

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Webb Varsity skiers capture firsts in team competitions by Beth Tickner, Guest Contributor

AMPLE HARDWARE: Webb Boys Team places 1st in Slalom and Giant Slalom

In past years, Section 3 Alpine High School Ski Teams, which includes the Town of Webb, have been invited to participate in Lake Placid and Saranac Lake’s Winter  Carnival, even though we are outside their section.

Since this year’s event coincided with the Empire State Winter Games at Lake Placid over the weekend of February 2nd through 5th, our Varsity Alpine Ski Team was lucky enough to be able to take part in the historical event.

For Alpine races, sections are combined for a variety of reasons, but mostly because it takes a lot of people to run a race and there are limited times and places to compete. Continue reading

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