Ethan Boutin has a look of pure determination before the start of the skate sprint last Thursday at Colchester High School. The Hornets competed in the three-day Tour de Chittenden nordic event over the weekend.

Ethan Boutin has a look of pure determination before the start of the skate sprint last Thursday at Colchester High School. The Hornets competed in the three-day Tour de Chittenden nordic event over the weekend (PHOTOS BEN CHIAPPINELLI)

Sam Feehan smiles at encouraging words from coach Shanna Moyer.

Sam Feehan smiles at encouraging words from coach Shanna Moyer.

Celeste Moyer does her best to keep warm in the frigid temperatures as she flies around the course.

Celeste Moyer does her best to keep warm in the frigid temperatures as she flies around the course.

Charles Martell approaches the line for his start. Martell was the Hornets' boys' lead finisher on the day, coming in 8th with a time of 7:03.

Charles Martell approaches the line for his start. Martell was the Hornets’ boys’ lead finisher on the day, coming in 8th with a time of 7:03.