Schools: Storytime, Scholarships, Skate Skiing to State
HMI Solicits Scholarship Apps from Sophomores
Did you know that the root of the word sophomore translates in some Greek etomology circles as “wise fool.” Perhaps that’s appropriate for second year students, who are expected to know the how and why of everything. While at the same time, the term sophomoric implies a certain level of immaturity, and is often, accompanied with an apology.
Regardless, if you know any “wise fools” at Lake County High School (LCHS) you should make them aware of this great opportunity from High Mountain Institute (HMI), located right here in Leadville.
Here’s the official word about how LCHS Sophomores can apply from Ray McGaughey, HMI Director of Admissions:
Is your son or daughter a sophomore at LCHS? Applications for the two full High Mountain Institute (HMI) scholarships are due February 15th. LCHS sophomores apply to spend a semester of their junior year as a boarding student at HMI. For more info and to apply,click here.
Panthers Skate to State, Host Teams Next Saturday
The Lake County Nordic Team traveled to Cordillera Ranch on Saturday, Feb. 6 to compete in a same day pursuit race. They competed in a three kilometer classic race in the morning followed by a three kilometer classic race in the afternoon. Both courses were on the same track – a rolling series of hills that encircled an open meadow.
The day was perfect for the race. There were cold temperatures in the morning for the classic race, but there was abundant sunshine and blue sky all day that warmed the temperatures for the afternoon skate races.
Taylor Stack was the first Panther across the line in the boys classic race, where he placed 19th. Charlie Koch was next in 27th, and Joe Koch was 45th. Brandon Hanson was stuck behind some fallen skiers in the start, but he fought his way to 58th, and Zayden Tufte was right on his heels in 60th. Zach Coffin skied to a solid 85th place finish. Matthew Seibel was 98th, Andrew Gardner was 103rd, and Jarrett Rongstad was 111th.
Most of the Panther girls skied within sight of one another for the classic portion, and in the end Ariel Benney was the first across the line in 37th. Coming in right behind was Caroline Benney in 39th, Whitney White in 42nd, Molly Lenhard in 43rd, and Jackie Williams in 44th. Anna Schehrer rounded out the team in 71st.
After a short break, the skiers returned to the course once again for the skate portion of the day. This afforded the better skaters the opportunity to move up from their classic portion of the day.
Stack flew around the skate portion, passing a number of skiers and moving up to 14th overall with the 9th fastest skating split on the day. Koch (Charlie) had a solid performance, good enough to qualify him for the state meet, and ended up 33rd overall. Koch (Joe) had the 38th fastest skate split and moved up a few places to 42nd overall. Hanson and Tufte both worked their way through the pack and moved up to 56th and 59th respectively. Coffin ended up 90th on the day, while Rongstad had a great skate portion to move up to 103rd. Gardner rounded out the team in 106th overall.
Once again in the skate race, Lenhard, and White pushed each other and skied the race together. In the end, Lenhard skied the 33rd fastest split in skating to place 40th overall, White had the 34th fastest split in skating and placed 39th, and Benney had the 35th fastest split to place 36th overall. Lenhard and Benney both earned a berth to the state meet with their fine skating performance. Williams fought through the skate portion and finished 48th overall. Schehrer dropped a few places in the skating portion and ended up 77th overall.
“We had a good day overall – not our best, but a good day,” said Coach Karl Remsen. “There were a few bright spots and pretty solid races all around. I think with a good week of training and a little rest we will be ready to ski fast on our home course next weekend.”
The Panthers will be in action at the Colorado Mountain College Timberline Trails for an individual start skate race on Saturday, Feb. 13. Come on out if you want to cheer on the Panthers and catch a glimpse of some of the best Nordic skiers in the country.