Ski Teams Take Second at Pine Knob Divisionals
Aaron Crouse

Both the Notre Dame Girls and Boys Varsity Ski teams took second at the Pine Knob Divisional races.

The Notre Dame Girls Varsity Ski team placed second at Pine Knob Divisional race among the 11 teams competing, taking second in both Giant Slalom (GS) and slalom to Clarkston, each time by six points.

The Irish had five girls finish each race in the top 15, once again showing the depth of the team scoring. All six Varsity racers had at least one top 15 finish. Sydney Schulte led the Irish in both events again this week with a first place finish in slalom (45.76 seconds) and a fifth place finish in GS (37.04 seconds). For the slalom, the scoring was rounded out with Peyton Schindler taking seventh, Claire Kirchner placing ninth, and Keely McLeod earning 12th with a backup of Hailey Schindler in 13th. For GS, scoring included McLeod in sixth, Peyton Schindler in seventh and Delaney Flavin in 11th , with Kirchner taking 14th as a backup score.

The Notre Dame Boys Varsity team also took second at Pine Knob Divisional race, holding off Bloomfield Hills by five points in the event that included 78 skiers and 13 teams. The Irish took second in slalom and third in GS for the day and the second place finish overall ensured a place in the Southeast Michigan Ski League championship race (SEMSL).

Notre Dame was led this week by strong showings from sophomores Chase Flavin and Teegan McLeod who tied for sixth place in slalom. Flavin led the Irish in GS with another sixth and McLeod contributed a 12th place finish. Also scoring for the team were JJ Lintol with a 10th place in slalom and Frank Roth in 12th . In GS, Roth had a 17th place finish and Nick Uhazie added a 19th to finish off scoring.

With both teams taking second, Notre Dame also won the Dan Costigan Award for the team with the best combined scores between its Girs and Boys programs. The Irish also placed first amongst all Division Two teams in the race. 

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