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Service win Nordic skiing state championships for the third year

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Published: Mar. 2, 2022 at 1:17 AM AKST
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FAIRBANKS, Alaska (KTVF) - They won in 2020 and 2021 and they have done it again in 2022. Service High School has won the Nordic skiing state championships for the third year in a row.

In 2022, the state championships took place at Birch Hill Recreation Area in Fairbanks, AK. The Event lasted from Thursday the 24th to Saturday the 26th. On Thursday, the Service Cougars took the lead spot for the boys, while West Anchorage grabbed first place in the girls race. The events on Friday however ended with a Win for the West Valley Wolfpack in the boy race and a win for Service in the girls race. However, Service held the top spot for total time regarding the boys while they were able to boost themselves to number one for the girls as well.Natalie Hood from West Anchorage overcame Zarah Laker-Morris from West Valley. For the boys, it the Wolfpack lead the race until Aaron Power from Service hit the trails and from that point forward the green and gold had it in the bag. West Valley completed the race second and West Anchorage followed for third.

Overall results give the win for boys and girls to the Service Cougars while the second place boys team goes to West Valley, who also took third for the girls. In mirrors reflection, West Anchorage took second for the girls and third for the boys.

The top three boys awarded honors for the skimeister award or best individual skier went to Aaron Power from Service, Josh Baurick from West Valley, and Hatcher Menkens from West Anchorage. For the girls, Marit Flora from Service took first, and the only interior racer in the top five was Lathrop’s Abigail Haas in fourth.

Since 2019, West Valley, West Anchorage and Service have all made the top three spots in the state with West Anchorage last winning in 2019.

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