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Cougar Spirit

DS Alpine leaves the competition and equipment behind at Cannon

Coach Hettler

Braving single digit temperatures, the Derryfield Varsity alpine team traveled north to Cannon for the second leg of the White Mountain series.  8 teams (Profile, Linwood, Gorham, Sunapee, Littleton, Woodsville, Lisbon and Derryfield) all battled it out for slalom supremacy.
The girls once again witnessed strong finishes from their senior Captain Miranda Shilling who took silver in the morning and 4th in the afternoon to take 2nd overall for her second straight silver medal in the White Mountain series.  Congrats, Miranda!  Freshman Maddie Rosato turned in her best performances of the year turning heads with her 9th place morning and 7th place afternoon runs. Sophomore Lila Kelsey also impressed with her 14th and 20th place finishes while senior Captain Holly Rohlfs finished off the scoring for the girls finishing 24th an 27th overall.  Sophomore Ellie Small continues to ski well taking 27th and 29th followed closely by freshman Reese Hotten-Somers who is really pushing herself (32nd and 28th).  Junior Sophie Brandt (33rd and 34th) and freshman Maya Marston (37th and 45th) finished off a successful day on the hill for the girls.  As a team, the girls finished 4th overall in the morning and 3rd in the afternoon.
The boys team also batted hard against a tough field and some even tougher second run conditions. Senior Captain Kyle Goldberg putting together a nice day that saw him finish 7th in the morning and 8th in the afternoon.  Sophomore Nathan Dudley nearly put together his first top 10 of the year finishing the morning in 11th and afternoon in 17th.  Fellow Sophomore Frankie Brandt had a few moments of bad luck in some otherwise great skiing, but still managed to finish 22nd and 33rd overall.  Similar to Frankie, Sophomore Charlie Butler also had some bad luck but finished the morning scoring for the boys in 23rd while bouncing back in the afternoon to take 4th overall.  Sophomore Chris Vannatta continues to gain confidence and found his way to his first top 30 finishing 29th in the morning (45th in the afternoon).  Sophomore Max ”I don’t need two gloves” Smith powered his way to a 33rd place finish in the morning, while junior Henry Howe (35th) and sophomore Chris Lynch (36th) finished neck and neck.  Henry had a nice first run that originally had him in line for a top 12 finish, but had just had a bit of bad luck on his second.  However, things are starting to come together. Henry would bounce back in the afternoon to finish 13th overall.  Chris also turned in his best run of the day finishing 40th in the afternoon. Ryan Barto also finished some really nice skiing placing 42nd and 47th overall.  Sophomore Andrew Wold had a tough second run which placed him 44th in the morning, but bounced back nicely in the afternoon to place 28th, just behind fellow Sophomore Aiden Lacroix (27th) who also bounced back nicely with a terrific afternoon run.  Junior Emerson Bracy finished off the day for the boys in 47th and 51st place overall to cap off a solid day of racing for the boys.  As a team the boys finished 5th in the morning and 3rd in the afternoon.
A tough day on the slopes dealing with cold temps and variable snow conditions, but we live to ski another day!  We return to action next week with a Duel GS at Sunapee on Tuesday and a Slalom at Crotched on Thursday.  Until then…
“Think Snow”
Race Fast…Take Chances…Beat Everyone!
Coach Hettler, Gorton and Ellinwood

The Derryfield School

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