Two Teams per Section can qualify for State!

New Minnesota State Meet Qualifying Process Approved
June 2, 2014
On Monday, the Minnesota State High School League unanimously gave its approval to the Coaches Association’s proposal for a two-team per Section format for the State XC Skiing Championships.  This will go into effect in the 2014-15 Season and after.


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Congratulations to our 19 graduating Seniors!

(forgive the blanks, I do not get the information on these skiers yet)

Greg Augustine- University of Colorado, Boulder

Robby Hanson – St. Olaf College

Ryan McCormick-

Jessica Rebischke- Drake University, Des Moines, IA

Kellie McGinn- University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

Christie Vetter- Penn State University, State College, PA

Mitchell Miller- St. Olaf College, Northfield, MN

Jack Gerken- Iowa State University

Matt Schiroo- North Dakota State

Thomas Schiroo- South Dakota State

James Schiroo- University of North Dakota

Wade Durham- Marines

Wali Ibrahim-

Libbey Endersbe- Fort Lewis, Durango, CO

Carly Endersbe- Fort Lewis, Durango, CO

Alexis Friesenhahn- Headed to St. Olaf, Northfield, MN

Erin Kilbride- Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, CO

Chelsea Maiers-

Kayla Franz- U of W LaCrosse

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Plan to rollerski “On Your Own” this summer?

Better do it right, because practice makes permanent! Practicing wrong makes permanent BAD habits. Practicing correctly make permanent GOOD habits.  Here’s some great tips and help with Rollerskiing-



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2013-14 Award Winners

Most Valuable Skier

Lakeville South Girls
Carley Endersbe
Libbey Endersbe

Lakeville South Boys
Mitch Miller

Lakeville North Girls
Molly Wilson

Lakeville North Boys
Grant Eggan

Rookie of the Year

Lakeville North Girls
Emma Drangstveit

Lakeville North Boys
Kyle Binder

Lakeville South Boys
Michael Kennedy

2013-14 Captain’s Appreciation Award

Lakeville South Girls
Libbey Endersbe
Carley Endersbe

Lakeville South Boys
Mitchell Miller
Jack Gerken
Matt Schiroo

Lakeville North Girls
Jessica Rebischke
Kellie McGinn
Elise Askeland

Lakeville North Boys
Greg Augustine
Robby Hanson
Grant Eggan

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A nice “farewell to winter of 2013-14″ picture to remember from Kenwood Trails

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2013-14 End of Season Banquet!


(although plenty of skiing left as winter appears to be around for a few more months!)

Date:  Friday, March 7th

~ Lakeville North Commons and Auditorium~

Schedule of Events:

Social 5:00-5:30pm in Commons

Dinner beginning 5:30pm in Commons

Awards beginning 6:30pm in Auditorium

Dinner:  Catered Main Course (Roast Pork and Roast Turkey),  Au Gratin Potatoes, bread and dessert. We will do potluck cold salads (11th and 12th) and  Drinks (9th, 10th). $13.00 per person.


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Uniform/Equipment Hand-ins

The wax room will be open this Monday and Tuesday from 3 – 4:00 for final hand-ins of uniforms and equipment.

Also, Seniors/Captains: email your Nordic Reflections/Encouragements/Funny-Memorable stories/Farewells for the banquet booklet by Tuesday to Coach Plankis: splankis at Thank you.

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More Ski Racing Opportunities!

We have plentiful snow and lots of warm sunshine coming our way, which is why I would like to invite  you  skiers out to a post-season weekend of fun racing!

The Midwest Junior Championships are on March 1-2 at Theodore Wirth Park in Minneapolis, for those ages 15 and under.

Races are categorized by age group  U16, U14, U12  U10 etc.) The weekend is a collaboration between the Loppet Foundation and Minnesota Youth Ski League, in an effort to encourage skiers to continue skiing late into the winter season and celebrate the joy of skiing! Therefore, it is a mix of competitive racing and light-hearted fun on skis. This year they are featuring six exciting events:

Saturday, March 1

• Classic Mass Start

• four-person Mixed Relays

• SkiCross Time Trials

Sunday, March 2

• Freestyle Individual Start

• Two-person Freestyle Sprint Relays

• SkiBall Tournament

The best way to develop as a skier is to keep skiing!
You may find more information and register at:

 The next price hike is February 19th.

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State Meet Itinerary *UPDATED*

For State meet participants (free) and pre-registered relay participants (50.00) covers lodging, transportation and entry fee.
Load KTMS 7:15 am Depart KTMS 7:30am
Meal stop 11:00am
Arr. Giants ridge 12:00pm
Check in for Relay teams
Girls Relays 1:00pm
Boys Relays 2:00pm
Awards 3:00pm
Dep Giants Ridge, Arr Pineview Inn Virginia 4:00pm
Coaches Meeting, Mesabi East HS 4:30
Recognition Banquet Dinner Mesabi East HS 6:00pm 10.00 non-state participants. All LV skiers registered and req to attend.
Return to Pineview Inn 7:30pm

State Meet!
Depart Pineview Inn 7:45am
Arr Giants Ridge 8:15am
Boys Skate 10:00am Mitch Miller start 10:16:00
Girls Skate 11:00am Molly Wilson start 11:20:45, Carley Endersbe start 11:22:45

Boys Classic Pursuit 1:30pm
Girls Classic Pursuit 2:30 pm
Depart Giants Ridge 4:45pm
Meal Stop 5:30pm
Return KTMS 9:15pm

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Concessions Fundraiser – Tuesday February 11

We are still in need of volunteers for the concessions Tuesday at Lakeville North. This would be a GREAT thing for middle school skiers!! Setup is at 5:15. Concessions open at 6:00 and close around 8:30 or 9:00. If you can’t be there right at 5:15 that is fine as long as you can get there by 6:00. This is a Girls basketball game also.

Please let me know ASAP.
Dotti Augustine email: twindot at

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