Hornets compete at state meet

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The Essex Nordic teams competed at the first day of the state meet held in Craftsbury on Feb. 26. This was the freestyle (skate technique) meet. Races began in the morning with both the boys’ and girls’ five-kilometer skate race, followed by 2.5-kilometer boys’ and girls’ relay in the afternoon. After combining scores from both races the Hornet ladies currently sit in fifth place and the boys at fourth.

Action for both the boys’ and girls’ teams resumed on Tuesday at the second day of the state meet at Rikert ski center in Middlebury. Coach Paul Allison thinks both the boys’ and girls‘ teams were poised to do well heading into the Tuesday event.

The Essex High School Nordic ski team seniors and coaches pose for a photo after the first day of the Nordic skiing state championship races at Craftsbury on Feb. 26. Pictured in the back row from left to right: Coach Paul Allison, Steven Maloney, Maria Grant, Sarah Tallman, Katie Moino and Kiley Borger. Middle row from left to right: Andrey Chmykh, Colby Pastel, Ethan John and Caleb Guziak. Front row: Jeff Schultz PHOTO CONTRIBUTED

The Essex High School Nordic ski team seniors and coaches pose for a photo after the first day of the Nordic skiing state championship races at Craftsbury on Feb. 26.
Pictured in the back row from left to right: Coach Paul Allison, Steven Maloney, Maria Grant, Sarah Tallman, Katie Moino and Kiley Borger. Middle row from left to right: Andrey Chmykh, Colby Pastel, Ethan John and Caleb Guziak. Front row: Jeff Schultz
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