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Nordic Skiing: PWER has seven skiers earn honors at conference meet

The PWER co-op nordic team had seven individual skiers finish with either All-Conference or All-Conference Honorable Mention on Friday, Feb. 1 at Hyland. Submitted Photo1 / 3
Michael Kenney, an East Ridge skier, finished in 20th place on Friday, Feb. 1 at Hyland in the conference meet. He earned All-Conference honors. Submitted Photo2 / 3
Kendra Besser, an East Ridge skier, finished 18th place on Friday, Feb. 1 at Hyland as she earned All-Conference honors. Submitted Photo3 / 3

Friday

The PWER co-op nordic ski team took the snow paths of Hyland on Friday for the Suburban East Conference meet. It was a strong race by all three schools, but there were a handful of individuals that earned honors before the section meet next week.

For the boys side, Forest Lake finished on top with 476 points. East Ridge ended the day with sixth place and a point total of 381 points, while Park and Woodbury finished behind the Raptors in seventh and eighth place respectively.

The girls side was similar as Stillwater took home the victory with 472 points. East Ridge ended in sixth place again with 368 points, while Woodbury and Park finished behind the Raptors again in seventh and eighth respectively.

As for individuals, many East Ridge racers had strong finishes to the regular season.

The boys side had three skiers finish with awards. Michael Kenney and Joey Del Toro, both East Ridge student athletes, finished 20th and 22nd place which allowed each of them to earn All-Conference honors.

Sean Schiferl, also an East Ridge skier, ended in 23rd place and earned All-Conference Honorable Mention for the race.

There were four girls that ended with honors and also placed high in the conference meet.

Kendra Besser was the top finisher for East Ridge as she placed 18th and earned an All-Conference honor.

Mary Kenney and Britt Harrison, both East Ridge skiers, placed 27th and 31st respectively which allowed them to earn All-Conference Honorable Mention honors. Tiffany Holiday also earned All-Conference Honorable Mention honors with Woodbury as she finished in 33rd place on Friday.

The boys and girls teams for PWER will be competing at Theodore Wirth Park on Tuesday, Feb. 5 in the Section 3 meet. The individuals and teams that perform well on Tuesday will advance to the state meet the following week.

Brian Mozey

I am the sports writer for the Woodbury Bulletin and South Washington County Bulletin. I'm a graduate from the Greenlee School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Iowa State University and have always had a passion for sports since a young age. Whether it was watching or playing sports, I always knew sports would be in my career. I've been born and raised in the suburbs of Minneapolis and look forward to continuing to learn more about the Woodbury and Cottage Grove area throughout my time in this position. 

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