Leah Paley could be the “best all-around skier” in Section 1, according to Edgemont coach Dan Cherico.
Four Edgemont skiers qualified for sectionals at the first race of the season, a Southern League qualifying event at Catamount on Jan. 27, by placing in the top 11.
With no giant slalom and atypical qualification criteria, the skiing postseason had a different look and feel to it, but the Scarsdale and Edgemont ski teams made the most of their opportunity to ski at leagues, and for those who advanced, sectionals.
When your top three skiers, veterans Kea Rutherford and Bella Rutherford and newcomer Schuyler Ng are not only among the best in the Southern League, but in grades 10, eight and nine, respectively, you’re a happy coach.
While some high school winter sports have been delayed by the COVID-19 pandemic, Edgemont’s ski team, as an outdoor sport where social distancing is more easily achievable, has been able to look forward to a partial season.
For a winter with very little snow locally, the Scarsdale and Edgemont ski teams sure got plenty of practices and competitions in for the regular season. That paid off for the Section 1 championships at Hunter Mountain.
Edgemont’s ski team competed in 5 of its 8 regular season races within a span of two weeks, with the final two races at Campgaw being a slalom on Feb. 4 and a giant slalom the next day.
The Edgemont High School ski team has been incredibly busy lately, competing in three races over four days to close out January as the regular season winds down.
What comes with the changing of the guard to five new captains this winter is also a time to groom the Edgemont ski team’s future, which lies in the hands of the seventh-, eighth- and ninth-graders.
Winter has finally returned to the New York metropolitan area, and just in time for the Edgemont High School ski team to kick off its season.
Its not often that both the Scarsdale boys and girls ski teams are at the top of their game in the same year. This season was a major exception to that rule as the boys beat all of the top teams when it mattered in the regular season and the girls won more overall meets than they lost. Then,…