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Jessie Smith and Tracy Hardin take Boyne Highlands Classic
Jessie Smith and Tracy Hardin take Boyne Highlands Classic

Jessie Smith and Tracy Hardin take Boyne Highlands Classic

1/6/2009 - By Mike Muha

Jesse Smith once again blasted around the course to win the 10km classic in 35:33 in a photo finish with mentor Milan Baic. Tracy Hardin easily took first in the women's division.

Baic and Asmus win Chestnut Valley Freestyle
Baic and Asmus win Chestnut Valley Freestyle

Baic and Asmus win Chestnut Valley Freestyle

1/5/2009 - By Mike Muha

Milan Baic and Vicki Asmus took victory in the 12km Chestnut Valley Freestyle race under excellent trail and weather conditions.

Holiday Sprints results

1/2/2009 - By Nick Biac

Here are the results form the Holiday Sprints at the Boyne Valley Lodge on Sunday, December 28.

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Weekend race wax recommendations

1/1/2009 - By Mike Muha

Wax recommendations from Fast Wax, Solda, Swix, and Toko for this weekend's Michigan Cup and GLD Junior Olympic Qualifier races.

Photos from the Holiday Classic
Photos from the Holiday Classic

Photos from the Holiday Classic

12/31/2008 - By Mike Muha

Photos from the Holiday Classic cross country ski race at the Boyne Vally Lodge - the first Michigan Cup race of the new season.

Traverse City Sprint Race schedule

12/30/2008 - By Mark Esper

Here is the schedule for the mid-week sprint races in Traverse City, sponsored by the Traverse City and St. Francis High School Ski Teams.

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Jessie Smith and Ivanka Bershire win Holiday Classic
Jessie Smith and Ivanka Bershire win Holiday Classic

Jessie Smith and Ivanka Bershire win Holiday Classic

12/29/2008 - By Mike Muha

It was warm and occasionally foogy, but the rain stayed away making for fine racing at this year's Holiday Classic at the Boyne Valley Lodge in Walloon Lake.

Weekend race wax recommendations

12/26/2008 - By Mike Muha

Updated Friday 5:11pm: Wax recommendations for the Holiday Classic (a Michigan Cup Race) and maybe the Holiday Sprints. Check back for additional recommendations or updates.

A Michigan Cup scoring proposal

12/18/2008 - By Ed Anderson

I propose we trial a Michigan Cup scoring system that is the same as what's currently used at any xc running meets. This system, long term, might replace the current scoring used for the Brumbaugh Cup. We'll see what feedback we get at the end of the year

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Michigan Cup Team Points proposal

12/18/2008 - By Ed Anderson, Ken Dawson, Chris Jones

Proposal for tracking Michigan Cup Team points. Team Race points will be tracked for 2009, but only used for demonstration purposes - no awards will be given based on these points.

Michigan Cup cures SAD
Michigan Cup cures SAD

Michigan Cup cures SAD

12/11/2008 - By Fran Upton

At the end of fall when the days are getting shorter, and the air is getting chilly, you read a lot of articles about SAD or Seasonal Affected Disorder. I’m more affected by a different kind of SAD…Social Affected Disorder.

White Pine Stampede registration update
White Pine Stampede registration update

White Pine Stampede registration update

12/8/2008 - By White Pine Stampede

Early discount ends on Dec 15 and a discount or donation option for some skiers from last year.

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