By: John Raffel
Clare skiers set for strong season
Tim Gariglio is coaching the Clare ski team in the Central Alpine Ski Conference
1.) Briefly recall highlights of the 2017-18 season; records, top moments etc.
Girls Ski Team is returning all of its members from last season which gives the team experience and some depth this season. The Team finished 3rd in the Conference last season. Kennedy Blackburn led the team last season and finished strong with a 38th place in G.S. at State finals last year. Also, returning is Senior Maddie Potter who was out due to knee injury last season and there is an addition of several rookies this season. On the Boys side the team finished 1st in the conference last season, won several invitations and just missed the state finals by a few points last season. Seniors Max Hofweber and Justin Roberts both qualified for states last year will be helped by several other returning seniors and other underclassman who will contribute.
2 Both Teams are focusing on being a good team member and supporting each other this season.
Both team need to work on the fundamentals of skiing. Everything starts with the basics and the better we are with them the better we will be.
7.) Your conference: How strong is it and who would you consider the league favorites? Where do you see your team fitting into the league race?
Both teams have set goals to be competitive in the conference.