April 26, 2017

Nordic conquers all

A crowing repeat for the girls and a restoration after a year’s absence for the boys. That was the Nordic skiing situation Tuesday night after the Champlain Valley Union High boys and girls Nordic teams stormed to championships in the second day of competition, this time at southern Vermont’s Prospect Mountain in Woodford.

The girls were led by Taylor Spillane, who won the classic tour in 18 minutes, and 4.7 seconds, with teammates Autumn Eastman, Cally Braun and Emma Hamilton capturing third, seventh and ninth slots.

The quartet also dominated the relay.

The boys returned to title land by winning five of the top six positions, led by race runner-up Forrest Hamilton. He was followed in order by third-place winner Emmett Peterson, Sean Delaney, Parker Francis and Marvin Muller.

Hamilton, Francis, Delaney and Peterson teamed up to win the relay.

The boys team total of 52 easily outpaced second-place Mount Anthony Union, with a score of 123. The girls held a 60-122 advantage over runner-up Mount Mansfield Union.

—Mal Boright,
Observer correspondent



  1. youngvt says:

    I am writing in response to Mr. Hoxworth’s article on transportation costs for the poor in Vermont. I would like to suggest further research on this topic before we simply just give another handout or tax credit. The poor, may, have a higher disproportionate burden on their transportation costs than the wealthier residents of Vermont; however, they also have a lower disproportionate burden on taxes and housing. Pick your evil.
    We can simply just give every poor Vermonter an energy efficient car, gas card, free tuition, renter’s rebate, etc.…but the only way out of poverty is through the combination of education, hard work, and discipline. Education and degrees are not handed out or purchased; a person has to EARN them. This seems to be the only way out of poverty—sorry, there are no shortcuts.
    If we continue this trend of enabling, our entire state will be a welfare state.

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