CCHS starts winter sports season

Brian Larsen

Cook County High School athletes have just come off one of the school’s best fall seasons ever with cross country girls’ and boys’ teams and girls’ volleyball making state tournaments. The football team came one game away from qualifying for state. Kudos to the kids who participated, but with little to recover, many athletes are transitioning into winter sports. Here’s a look at the next month or so of games and contests the Vikings will compete in.

The boys and girls basketball teams’ first home game was Thursday, November 30 against the Silver Bay Mariners. An update on those games will be in next week’s paper.

The next home game for the boys will be Friday, December 15 at 6:30 p.m. against Thunder Bay.

On December 18 the CCHS girls will face Cromwell at home at 4:45 p.m. The boys’ game will follow at 6:30 p.m. Two Harbors travels to Grand Marais on January 5. The Viking boys take the floor at 4:45 p.m. and the girls square off against the Agates at 6:30 p.m.

Alpine ski racing will take place at Lutsen Mountains on Friday, December 8 when the boys’ and girls’ ski team host a variety of schools to their home slope. Racing will begin at 11 a.m. The next (and last) home meet will take place Thursday, January 11 at Lutsen Mountains with the racers hitting the slopes at 10:30 a.m. For the girls, Reilly Wahlers has made it to the state slalom championships twice. Will this be her third year to qualify for state?

Nordic skiing won’t have any cross country ski meets here this winter, but the boys and girls teams have 11 races lined up if the weather holds. The team’s first competition of the year is at Ely on Wednesday, December 9 with the start time to be decided.

Several strong cross country runners are trying their luck on the boards this winter. Fitness won’t be the problem, learning proper technique is everything (almost) when it comes to skating or learning the classic form of skiing. Regarding experience, this is a young Nordic team, but success isn’t always measured in wins and losses. Success is also measured in improvement and effort, and for that, all we have to do is look at the hard-working kids who are choosing to compete. Maybe no wins this year, but the future looks bright once again for CCHS nordic skiing.


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