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Local Ski Racing: Goetz Gets Two Podiums at State Championships

By Caitlin Croft

Last weekend, U14 athletes traveled to Lake Placid, N.Y. to compete in the New York State U14 Championships at Whiteface. The weekend consisted of a Slalom, Giant Slalom and Super G. For the majority of the season, these athletes competed against the west side of the state. At this event, the field is doubled and they are competing against others they have not yet competed against this season. To move on to Eastern Championships the best three results are taken of seven possible results being two slalom runs, overall slalom, two giant slalom runs, overall giant slalom and one super G run. Reported are overall results.

Girls Slalom: Elizabeth Graney of Kissing Bridge finished 25th and teammate Ingrid Siudzinski took 36th.

Boys Giant Slalom: Hayden Wible of Kissing Bridge placed 40th.

Girls Giant Slalom: Hannah Goetz (KB) took home the silver medal and Ingrid Siudzinski finished (KB) 46th.

Boys Super G: Hayden Wible (KB) finished 55th.

Girls Super G: Hannah Goetz (KB) once again found herself on the podium with another silver medal and Ingrid Siudzinski (KB) placed 35th.

Moving on to U14 Easterns will be Hannah Goetz!

On Feb. 25, U12/10/8 athletes competed at HoliMont in a Giant Slalom. This was the last race of the of the regular season.

March 10 and 11 is Kandahar, to be held at HoliMont, where athletes will compete against another council.

U12 Girls: Buffalo Ski Club’s Emily Kloc walked away with the rose gold in 3rd place and Lillian Rauch (BSC) took 6th.

U10/8 Girls: Mary Doyle of Buffalo Ski Club finished 5th, Abigail Duff (KB) 7th and Kelsey Duff (KB) 12th.

U12 Boys: Garrett Goetz of Kissing Bridge finished with the gold medal! Hannes Aubrect (BSC) took 6th.

U10/8 Boys: Owen Gray (BSC) took 7th and Wyatt VanTine (KB) finished 12th.

Tune in next week for Kandahar Results and U16 Eastern Championship results. Moving on to U21/19 Eastern Finals is James Rauch, Daniel Edick and Page Hazen.

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