- Afternoon Mtn Photos – March 3, 2013 March 3, 2013
- Ski-a-thon to Benefit La Jagua Village March 3, 2013
Today, Sunday, March 3, 2013, on the stadium at Oak Hill, there will be a Ski-athon to raise money for people in the Dominican Republic! BKL skier Juliette Dietz traveled there this summer, to a tiny farming town in the mountains called La Jagua. The people there got running water for the first time last summer. Now, we want to bring them a computer – a valuable resource and portal to a better education and a better life.
Juliette is currently gathering sponsors for the Ski-athon this Sunday! Come help us keep skiers on the snow for four hours straight by participating in the Ski-athon for any length of time! It will be from 11:00 am until 3:00 pm, and there will be FREE DONUTS AND HOT CHOCOLATE PROVIDED.
Anyone who is planning to get out and ski on Sunday, please come by the stadium at Oak Hill! You can ski just a few laps and then go head off on the pond loop or another ski trail.Anyone and everyone is invited – just bring your nordic skis! It’ll be lots of fun, the more people that can make it, the less time we’ll have to ski!
Thanks so much for your help, and support of the Dominican Republic!
We hope to see you there.Continue reading →
- 2013 Silver Fox Trot Thank Yous February 24, 2013
Dear Ford Sayre Family,
So many of you, and your children, participated in the past weekend’s Silver Fox Trot as parents, volunteers, and even participants in the Citizens Race!
So, THANK YOU, for all of your help. We had over 235 kids, and adults, race – which is a new record for the “kids’” Fox Trot. The Strafford Nordic Center was very gracious in letting us return there for another year. The many volunteers created the festive atmosphere, which continues to bring families back to the Fox Trot year after year.
Enjoy the rest of this ski season; celebrate the historic results of the US Nordic and Biathlon Ski Teams; and continue to be great role models for our next generation of skiers.
David Lindahl and Dennis DonahueContinue reading →
Silver Fox Trot Race Directors
- Afternoon Mtn Photos – Feb 24, 2013 February 24, 2013
- Silver Fox Trot Race – Feb. 23 February 23, 2013
Stafford, VT. — The Ford Sayre Ski Council welcomed 235 racers, both kids and adults, to its annual Silver Fox Trot race on February 23rd. The race, held for the second year at the Stafford Nordic Center, was a freestyle event over a beautiful and challenging course.
The girls first- and second-grade race was won by Esther Cuneo of Mansfield Nordic in 5:51, with Ford Sayre’s Sarah Glueck (6:47) and Eastern Mass’ Clara Lake (6:52) battling for the next two spots. Putney Ski Club skiers took the next three spots with Caroline Tarmy (7:10), Katerine Normandeau, and Sadie Bell (7:47) coming across the line. Craftsbury Nordic’s Alan Moody (5:37) and Cormac Leahy (5:44) lead the field in the boys race, followed by Frost Mountain’s Zachary Wilkerson (6:02) and West River’s Wyatt Teaford (6:18).
The boys third- and fourth-grade 2km race was extremely close with Putney skiers Darius Parker (8:53) and Mathias Boudreau Golfman (8:58) finishing just ahead of Lyme’s Evan Nichols (9:07) and Craftbury Nordic’s Cormac Leahy (9:08). Quincy Massey-Bierman of Mansfield Nordic won the girls race in 9:03 followed by Liza Bell (Putney, 9:13), She Brams (Eastern Mass, 9:22), Phoebe Hussey (Frost Mt., 9:37) and Lyme’s Elsa Bolinger (10:24).
As snow started to fall, the girls fifth- and sixth- grade 3km race was won by Norwich’s Ingrid Miller (12:25) with second going to Madeline Kitch (Eastern Mass, 12:42). Hanover’s Lucy Glueck (12:47) finished a very strong third and Lyme racers Casey Nichols (13:34), Greta Bolinger (13:45) and Kennedy Lange (14:12) finished in the top ten. The boys race had some fantastic times with Cooper Hartmann of Eastern Mass finishing first in 11:32 ahead of Mansfield Nordic’s Kai Richter (11:44) and West River’s Will Koch (11:55). Andy Rightmire (12:48) of Hanover was the top local finisher in sixth place with Norwich’s Daniel Bandler (13:14, 8th) and Patrick Osborn (14:22, 10th) finishing in the top ten.
Adam Glueck of Hanover surged in the final lap to win the boys seventh- and eight-grade 4km race in 13:14 ahead of Stratton Mountain’s Russell Boswell (13:33). Ben Ogden of West River (14:11, 3rd) and James Kitch of Eastern Mass (14:13, 4th) were close behind. Kristen Miller of Norwich, dominated the girls seventh- and eight-grade race winning in a time of 14:17. Mansfield Nordic’s Olivia Cuneo (15:26) and West River’s Mae Chalmers (16:14) took second and third. Three of the next four finishers were Ford Sayre racers as Alexandra Schaffner (16:31), Ann Osborn (17:08), and Sara Spencer (17:46) were joined by Eastern Mass’ Gabrielle Vandendries (17:27).
Ben Hegman of Mansfield Nordic won the inaugural men’s Citizen Race in 23:09 followed by Jack Hegman from the UVM ski team. Hanover’s Oscar Freedman (24:26, 3rd) and Lief Johnson (5th, 25:22) finished in the top five along with Ben Taska from Portland, ME (4th, 24:44). Carly Wynn of Queensbury, NY won the women’s Citizen Race race in 24:24 with Maddy Pfeifer (24:52) of Andover, NH and Haley Piske (24:57) of Steamboat Springs, CO finishing just ahead of Hanover’s Natalie Flowers (25:03, 5th) and Paige Elliot (25:04, 6th).
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