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.
Too little snow and too much snow are typically factors that negatively impact a high school ski season. This year there was another factor in the mix: COVID-19.
Scarsdale ski captains are used to working with teammates in pods, so cohorting this season was an easy adjustment for Raider senior captains Jane Schmelkin, Caroline Cavalier, Cole Zoland, Hayden Claussen, Noah Jaffe and Jackson Dean.
Hayden Claussen doesn’t remember the early days of his skiing career — he was on skis so young that it’s just always been part of his life.
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.
Though it was a jam-packed season over the last few weeks, the Scarsdale skiers were given eight chances to compete between giant slalom races, slalom and league races. Following the final Southern League A race Monday and the final League B race Tuesday, the Raiders finally had their list o…
Any time you have three ski races in the first half of January you’re happy. And to get positive results is even better.
Thunder Ridge will always hold a special place in Pat Liu’s heart. The two-stint Scarsdale High School skiing coach — both times first as assistant coach and then head coach — started his two boys out on skis at the Patterson, NY, mountain before relocating to Catamount and, for the second a…
Jared Blinken fell at sectionals sophomore year. Last year he couldn’t compete due to a concussion. This year as a senior, Blinken didn’t hold back in postseason and put together one of the best performances at the New York State championships.
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,…
The last time Scarsdale’s boys won the Section 1 title in skiing was the winter of 2004-05. This winter, the boys are ready to make a serious run at winning the fifth title in school history. Their reward would be a trip to the New York State Championships.