Saturday, February 25, 2012
Four more athletes were named honorable mentions.
Half a dozen Hopkins High School Nordic skiers have been honored with all conference selections this year for the Lake Conference, according to a high school news release. The Hopkins Nordic skiers chosen were: The following Hopkins Nordic skiers were named honorable mentions:
Tuesday, February 14, 2012
The girls and boys Nordic ski teams and the boys alpine ski team will compete in championships this week.
Hopkins has no shortage of skiers getting ready for this week’s state championships. Both the girls and boys Nordic ski teams qualified for the state meet by winning sectional meets Wednesday, and the boys alpine ski team qualified for state Thursday at sectionals. The boys Nordic ski team tallied 382 points to runner-up Minneapolis Southwest’s 364 points in the Section 6 meet at Elm Creek Park Reserve. Junior Nationals qualifier Harris Dirnberger placed first overall in the meet, while junior Jakob Ellingson placed third and senior Jordan Taylor came in fifth. Hopkins girls edged out Minneapolis Southwest in the Section 5 meet—collecting the same number of points as the runner-up but finishing with a faster average time. Junior Sarah …
Monday, February 6, 2012
Juniors Sarah Benton and Harris Dirnberger will compete March 4 through March 10 at Soldier Hollow Cross Country Ski Resort in Utah.
Two Hopkins High School Nordic skiers have earned a spot on the 2012 Midwest Junior National Ski Team. Juniors Sarah Benton and Harris Dirnberger will compete in the Junior National event March 4 through March 10 at Soldier Hollow Cross Country Ski Resort in Utah. The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association Marriott Junior National—Cross County Championships is a competition between the strongest and fastest Nordic skiers in the country between the ages of 16 and 20. The Midwest team has 21 men and 21 women from Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Illinois who qualified through a series of ski races. Both Benton and Dirnberger have raced for the Midwest squad in the past.
Tuesday, December 20, 2011
With the ongoing snow shortage, the athletes have had to find other ways to train.
On Friday, Hopkins High School junior Sam Arneson put on his blue Lycra ski suit, grabbed his ski poles and headed into the cold as he does most days of the week. But instead of gliding off across the snow, the Nordic skier rolled across the pavement on a pair of roller skis. The feeling is a familiar one this year for Hopkins Nordic skiers. Perhaps no one is dreaming of a white Christmas more than they are. The snow shortage has forced the skiers to make do with alternatives like roller skis, drills on dry land and lots of running. “I did cross country (running), so it just feels like one long season,” said Allison Schaefer, a senior and team captain. Coach Rob Fuhr agreed that this year’s lack of snow has been particularly bad. Last week…