Girls ski team wins Regionals for third straight year, qualifies for States


Last night, the Forest Hills Central girls ski team won its Regional race for the third time in three years. Because of this, the Lady Rangers will be extending their season to compete in the Michigan Division 2 State Finals; however, the boys team fell short and placed ninth, so it will not be advancing to the State Races.

For the girls team, senior Courtney McAlindon placed second in the Slalom races with a total time of 1:07.92 minutes. Next, she placed first in the Giant Slalom races and both of her races added up to a total time of 56.71 seconds. Courtney’s sister, sophomore Abby McAlindon, also had a phenomenal meet, and she was able to place ninth in the Giant Slalom races and seventh in the Slalom races. The last Ranger to place in the top ten for both races was senior Kayley Reynolds; she placed fourth in the Slalom races and fourth in the Giant Slalom races.

In the boys team’s final meet of the season, senior Nathan Jenkins placed twenty-eighth in the Giant Slalom and fourteenth in the Slalom. Along with Nathan, senior Noah Stout took home twenty-fifth in the Giant Slalom races, and freshman Ben Taylor had a breakout night placing nineteenth in the Giant Slalom.

The girls team’s next race will be held at Boyne Mountain on Feb. 25 for the State Finals. As for the boys, their season has come to a close.