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Thursday, February 14, 2019

State Meet & Charlie Banks Relays

The ski season wrapped up this week with the Charlie Banks Relays and State Meet at Giants Ridge in Biwabik. Banquet coming up on Tuesday, Feb 26 at the Falls Ballroom!

Brainerd Dispatch
Lakeland Public TV

There was a little bit of snow coming down for the afternoon classic races:

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Section 8 Meet

For the first time in many years, we were able to race the Section meet at Camp Ripley and all of our skiers did GREAT! The boys team took second place, behind Cathedral-Sartell and will go on to the State meet next Thursday. The girls team took 4th out of 11 teams and Katie qualified individually for the State meet.

Brainerd Dispatch - Boys
Brainerd Dispatch - Girls
Morrison County Record
Lakeland Public TV
Classic Results
Pursuit Results

Sunday, February 3, 2019

Section 8 Meet - Feb 5 @Camp Ripley

2019 Section 8 Nordic Ski Meet

Date: Tuesday February 5th 2019
Location: Camp Ripley F-Range


  • 9:00     Coach’s Meeting
  • 10:00    Boys Varsity: Classical 
  • 11:00    Girls Varsity: Classical 
  • 1:30     Boys Varsity: Freestyle Pursuit 
  • 2:30    Girls Varsity: Freestyle Pursuit 
  • 4:00 - 4:15    Awards Ceremony

Starting Procedure:
The Classical Race will be an Interval Start with one skier departing every 15 seconds out of 2 start lanes. The Freestyle Race will be a Pursuit Start with 3 starting lanes.

Timing, Scoring, and Tie-breaking procedures (in case you're wondering how it all works):
All timing will be to the tenth of a second using chip timing. Pursuit race places will be
determined by the order in which the skier crosses the finish line. A skier must
complete both races to receive team points. A skier must complete the first race in
order to compete in the pursuit race. The first place skier will be assigned 100 team
points and each subsequent finisher will be assigned one less point than the finisher
ahead of them. The tie breaking procedure to determine the advancement to the state
meet by an individual will be by a coin flip. The tie breaking procedure for team
placing will be determined by adding the times of the top 4 pursuit skiers from each
team. The fastest combined team time will win.

MSHSL Rules and Policies, MSHSL Nordic Ski Racing Rules Modifications, and MSHSL By-Laws apply to Section competition. Rules & Policies are linked in the right sidebar of the blog and include guidelines for teams, skiers, uniforms, and spectator behavior. Signage, noisemakers, spectators skiing, and a few other things that are fine during the regular season are regulated during Section meets.

Saturday, February 2, 2019

Jr High Championships Results & Photos

What a beautiful day for our Jr High skiers' last meet of the season! There were almost 400 kids in grades 5 through 9, skiing both a 4.2 km classic race and a 4.2 km skate race.

Race Results 

Sunday, January 27, 2019

Jr High Championships on Saturday, Feb 2

The North Star Conference Meet tomorrow at Maplelag has been cancelled.

Regional Junior High Championship Nordic Ski Race 

When: Saturday, February 2 at 10 am
Where: Forestview Middle School, Baxter
Who: 6th-9th graders who are not be on the Section team

Starting Format: Freestyle and Classic races will be interval starts of 4 skiers per 15 seconds with a double pole start across a field.
Distance: Approximately 4 km freestyle and 4 km classic races on the same course.
Sprints: Sprint relay races will include teams of 3 skiers skiing 1 km each.


  • 9:00 Volunteer Meeting 
  • 9:30 Coaches Meeting 
  • 10:00 Girls Classic Ski 
  • 10:40 Boys Classic Ski 
  • 11:45 Fun event skiing 
  • 1:00 Girls Freestyle Race 
  • 1:40 Boys Freestyle Race 
  • 2:30 Freestyle Sprint Relay Races
  • 3:30 Awards 

Awards: Ribbons will be awarded to boys and girls by grade level, first through seventh place, in the Freestyle and Classic races. Edible prizes for sprint relay races.

Location of Trails: Forestview Middle School-12149 Knollwood Drive, Baxter

**Concessions will be available**