FHC ski showcases new talent in latest race

FHC ski showcases new talent in latest race

The Ranger ski team faced off against multiple opponents this Thursday. After a long weekend at Caberfae, the team came out of the gates ready for a fight. The hard work and preparation put in by the team shone through at this meet, as the Rangers climbed the timesheet and beat out multiple previous competitors. 

This week, junior Thomas Carano showcased his abilities in the men’s giant slalom with a 59.93 second combined run time. Not far behind was Christian Bethea with a 1 minute and 1.8-second run. 

FHC commanded the slopes in the women’s slalom race with Lucy McLean snagging sixth with a combined run time of 1 minute and 15 seconds. Following McLean was Kiera Kemppainen with a 1 minute and 22.61-second run. 

These scores are only achievable through the hard work the team had put in. Everyone is dedicated to climbing the ladder and giving their all. 

Senior Ruthie VanSkiver sees this dedication at every practice.

“Our team does the best we can. Everyone tries their best and are all hard workers,” Ruthie said.

As the season progresses, so does the team’s chemistry. The sense of a strong team drives every skier to perform their best for their teammates. Regardless of skill, every teammate is valued equally and appreciated for their unique abilities. This blending of people paves the way to success for the Rangers. 

“The team is so supportive and fun to be a part of,” senior Lilly Harsevoort said. “Everyone gets along so well and it is unlike any sports team I’ve been a part of.”

The unique combination of teamwork and dedication is helping the ski team rise through the rankings. To see the Rangers in action, be sure to make it out to the next meet on Tuesday, February 8.