2013 Collegiate Tally Board
May 22, 2013
Find out where the Midwest high school seniors are planning to ski next season with our annual collegiate tally board. Send us your plans, we'll update it regularly.
National J2 Camp Announced
April 11, 2013
This year's National J2 Camp will be held July 27-August 3 in Marquette, Michigan. The Midwest qualified a number of skiers including: Cory Rouw, Zak Ketterson, Hannah Rudd, Amanda Kautzer, Keely Jackson, and Rocci Wohlk.
Complete 2013 Junior Nationals Coverage
March 20, 2013
Find a complete recap of our 2013 Junior Nationals coverage.
Minnesota State Meet Recap
February 19, 2013
Hard to believe it was less than a week ago, but we reflect back on the 2013 Minnesota State Meet, recapping the races and highlighting some great performances as well as some interesting stats.
MSHSNSCA Award Winners for 2012-2013 Announced
February 18, 2013
MSHSNSCA has announced the award winners from the 2012-2013 Minnesota high school season, including the Coach Of the Year: Rich Heilman, Lakeville North.
Michigan State Meet - Pursuit Results
February 16, 2013
Dan Wiitala reports: The Michigan State HS Nordic Skiing Championships ended with a lot of repeats. Blake Murray took the boys championship, and his second consecutive pursuit crown, with the fastest classic leg of the day and a comfortable freestyle finish to top Traverse City Central's Andrew Bruning. Evelyn Delong of Copper Country repeated her sprint championship by overtaking teammate Sarah Lyle in the freestyle leg for the win. Marquette boys won the boys title while Copper Country won the girls and the combined trophies.
Michigan State Meet - Sprint Results
February 15, 2013
Dan Wiitala reports: Perfect trail conditions greeted high school racers at Al Quaal Recreation Area in Ishpeming, Michigan. The freestyle sprint racing action proved as exciting as hoped for with Marquette’s Blake Murray edging Traverse City Centrals’ Andrew Bruning in a photo finish in the Boys A final, and Evelyn Delong winning her first State Championship title after Traverse City Central’s Erin Lipp crashed in the final 50 meters while leading into the finish lanes. Marquette Boys were the strong men today with three in the A final while the Copper Country Ski Tigers take the lead on the girls side. Marquette holds a slim lead in the combined score followed by Copper Country and Traverse City Central in third.
Wisconsin State High School Championship Recap
February 11, 2013
Ken Schoville provides a detailed recap on last weekend's Wisconsin State Meet, which was one of the more exciting and surprising championships in recent years.
Wisconsin State High School Championship - Day 2
February 10, 2013
John Burke wraps up the Wisconsin State High School Championships, which provided some big surprises in the pursuit races Sunday.
Wisconsin State High School Championship - Day 1
February 9, 2013
John Burke reports in on day 1 of the two day Wisconsin State High School Championships, which featured a 6K classical race at the Northwoods Golf Course in Rhinelander.
Skinnyski.com High School Rankings - Final
February 8, 2013
With sections wrapped up and the Minnesota State Meet less than a week away, we take our final pass at the high school Nordic ski rankings. A number of changes, including a new number one individual and team for the girls.
Section 7 Coverage
February 7, 2013
Section 7, featuring the northern powers, competed Thursday on the State Meet courses at Giants Ridge. Ely's Amy Bianco was the star of the day, besting Duluth East's Anna Kubek in both skate and classic to win by almost a full minute. Jesse Olson, Ely, and Sam Johnson, Mesabi East, had a tight race with Olson winning by just 4 seconds in the pursuit. Ely boys and Duluth East girls advanced to the State Meet. Results and some photosets linked in.
Section 2 Coverage
February 7, 2013
Wrapping up four days in a row of section meets at Theodore Wirth, Section 2 showcased the top ranked teams of the Wayzata girls and Eden Prairie boys on Thursday. Both teams dominated the meet, with Eden Prairie placing three boys in the top four, Wayzata seven in the top ten! Tom Bye and Alayna Sonnesyn won the individual titles. Results, photos and video recaps are posted.
Wisconsin State Championships Predictions
February 7, 2013
Ken Schoville files his annual predictions and review of the Wisconsin State High School Championships, coming up this weekend in Rhinelander.
Wisconsin Nordic High School State Championships
Section 4 Coverage
February 6, 2013
Racing across town from Section 5, at Green Acres, Section 4 skiers also faced snowstorm conditions for the morning classical. Kris Bourne, MPA, continued her classical tear, putting 20 seconds into rival Rocci Wohlk, Forest Lake, in the morning, then holding Wohlk off in the skate to take the overall title. Skyrocketing Nick Gardner, MPA, pulled away from a pack of six skiers in the afternoon pursuit to upset the favorites for the boys individual title. Forest Lake boys and Stillwater girls won the team titles. Results up as well as video recaps from the pursuit races.
Section 5 Coverage
February 6, 2013
An epic day on the trails of Theodore Wirth for the Section 5 meet Wednesday. A morning snowstorm made for tough classical conditions as the skiers tried to hammer through two laps of the snowmaking loop. Osseo boys rocked the rankings, coming up just a single point short of upsetting Irondale for the team title. Roseville girls cruised to the team victory by placing four in the top nine overall, with Niki Reker leading the way in first. Tyler Gilbert, Irondale, edged out Steve Hokanson, Mounds View, in a two way battle for the overall as top ranked Lucas Mason, Roseville, battled illness to advance to State. Results up along with photos and video recaps.
Section 1 Coverage
February 5, 2013
Running on beautiful, natural snow at Valleywood Golf Course, Section 1 was decidedly an Eagan affair. Eagan boys dominated the scoreboard, posting a near perfect score in taking for of the top five places as Nick Acton lead the way. Sonja Hedblom cruised to the girls victory, but it was Lakeville North that advanced their team to state. Video recaps of the pursuit races up now along with results.
Section 3 Coverage
February 5, 2013
Section 3 titles were handed out Tuesday at Theodore Wirth. Burnsville's Vivian Hett dominated the girls field, winning by over two and half minutes. Luke Brown, feeling a bit under the weather still managed to take the boys title. The Burnsville girls won the team title, even with a last minute substitution. St. Paul Central repeated as boys team champ. Photos and results posted.
Section 8 Results
February 5, 2013
Racing on the trails of Camp Ripley, Section 8 featured central and NW Minnesota schools Tuesday. St. Cloud Tech boys won the team title with four of their skiers finishing in the top 8, including the boys champion Cory Rouw. In nearly identical fashion, Little Fall girls also placed their four scorers in the top 8, with Maria Hauer taking first and teammate Mattia Hendrickson finishing second, just 13 seconds back.
Section 6 Coverage
February 4, 2013
The Minnesota High School sections kicked off Monday with Section 6 competition on the Theodore Wirth snowmaking loop. Hopkins Jakob Ellingson returned to the racing scene with an exclamation point as he posted the top skate time in the morning. Hannah Rudd, Armstrong, rocked the girls field and took a 12 second margin of victory from the freestyle race. In the afternoon, the favorites came roaring back. Harris Dirnberger, Hopkins, caught Zak Ketterson, Bloomington Jefferson, and Ellingson and came into the finish with ahead to claim the pursuit title. Similarly, Hopkins teammate Sarah Benton strided to close the gap before the end of the first lap, and pulled away in the final K to take the girls title. Hopkins girls squeaked out a two point victory over Armstrong for the team title, Hopkins boys had an easier day with their team victory. Results, photos and video clips are online now.