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Blue skies on Black Mountain

3/3/2009 - By Ernie Brumbaugh

We awoke to temperatures in the single digits, squeaky powder snow and lot’s of it, clear skies and a bright sun steadily shortening the shadows. It would be what the locals call a perfect, “black and blue” day.

Baic and Hardin win 6th annual Black Mountain Nordic Classic
Baic and Hardin win 6th annual Black Mountain Nordic Classic

Baic and Hardin win 6th annual Black Mountain Nordic Classic

3/2/2009 - By Denny Paull

In what has become standard weather protocol for the event, a storm dumped 12 inches of snow on the mountain one day before the race, leaving event organizers scrambling to prepare a viable course. The grooming resulted in great tracks.

Michigan Cup standings: Juniors on top

2/27/2009 - By Mike Muha

Patterson and Baic look to have wrapped up the junior standings. But could the Strait Striders take the top two senior places this year?

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Vigland and Baic top Traverse City Sprints this week

2/27/2009 - By Mark Esper

Todd Vigland and Brendan Baic had the fast times at Traverse City Freestyle Sprints this week at Timber Ridge.

Wax recommendations for the weekend racing scene

2/26/2009 - By Mike Muha

Wax recommendations from Fast Wax, Solda, Swix and Toko for the weekend's Michigan Cup (and other) races. Check back for updates!

Black Mountain Nordic Classic update

2/25/2009 - By Denny Paull

The race starts at 10:00 on Saturday, Feb. 28 with the 10 k tour starting at 9:30. An added feature of the tour this year will be an option for tour skiers to take an alternate route back to the finish thus avoiding the hilly sections of the race course n

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Good info
Good info

Good info

2/24/2009 - By Pharme138

Rebecca's race got off to a sketchy start as she forgot her water bottle and carrier in the van and didn't have time to track it down before the start. That meant racing without any drink on her until she could get feeds somewhere along the 50 km course., , , , , , , , , ,

Biac, Hallstrom, Patterson and Kamm top Muffin Pursuit
Biac, Hallstrom, Patterson and Kamm top Muffin Pursuit

Biac, Hallstrom, Patterson and Kamm top Muffin Pursuit

2/23/2009 - By Mike Muha

Who would have believed it? After 14 inches of fresh snow in less than 24 hours, the tracks for the 4 Km Classic + 4 Km Freestyle Pursuit Muffin Race were rocket fast.

Wax recommendations for the weekend racing scene

2/19/2009 - By Mike Muha

Wax recommendations from Fast Wax, Solda, Swix and Toko for the Birkie, Muffin Race, Race for the Groomer and other races. Check back for updates!

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GLD announces Junior Olympians

2/19/2009 - By Nick Baic

Congratulations to the athletes in the Great Lakes Districts who have qualified for the 2009 Junior Olympics!

Williams, Vigland, and Meechum top TC Sprints

2/18/2009 - By Mark Esper

Ross Williams, Todd Vigland and Hannah Meecum were the tope finishers in Tuesday's sprints at Hickory Hills.

Team NordicSkiRacer Captures VASA Team Win

2/18/2009 - By Ed Anderson

Team NordicSkiRacer notched their 2nd Team win this past weekend at the 50K Vasa freestyle race with GRNST close behind and HH/CCSS taking 3rd. SS, TNSC and CCSH came in 4th, 5th and 6th, respectively.

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