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Berkshire Leage Race 1-17-15 – Varsity Boys

Berkshire Leage Race 1-17-15 – Varsity Girls

Berkshire Leage Race 1-17-15 – JV Boys

Berkshire Leage Race 1-17-15 – JV Girls

Berkshire Nordic Ski Race at Mount Greylock Aerial Footage

Brrrrerkshire League Continues at Prospect Mountain

Snow Time Like Race Time Co-written by Ian Culnane and William Nolan After missing the second race of the season last Saturday due to lack of snow, the skiers of the Berkshire Nordic Ski League were eager to get racing again back at Prospect Mountain in Woodford, Vermont. With many athletes returning from winter break, sixty-four new skiers were added to the starting lists, with boosts coming from Northfield Mount Hermon (NMH) and Berkshire Country Day School (BCD) who both missed the first race. NMH, a private school in central Massachusetts, adds strong skiing and competition while BCD brings positive energy and enthusiasm. The frigid air and snowy skies made the walk from the buses to the entrance of the Prospect lodge daunting. Like Barney Stinson, teams “suited up” in preparation for the single digit temperatures. No team was more crafty than the Millionaires who reinforced the insides of their…

Berkshire League Kicks Off

The Berkshire League got its 2014/15 campaign underway at Prospect Mountain on Tuesday.   (For complete results click the title of this post)

6th Annual Ski For Scholarship: Mathias Jessup Bartels Community Nordic Ski Race

By Thomas “Chi City” Schoorlemmer and Jake “Jakey-boy” Kobrin Racers were all smiles at the 6th Annual Mathias Bartels Scholarship race last Sunday as they began lining up for the 6K – the first race of the day. Skiers and spectators alike were present to celebrate the life of Mathias Bartels and to support the scholarship fund in his name. The Mathias Jessup Bartels Memorial Scholarship is awarded annually to a graduating senior who exhibits the integrity, kindness, and commitment to excellence shown by Mathias. Entrants in the race included Berkshire alums, coaches, former Olympians, second graders, and High School skiers and their families. Most people were looking to have a fun day out on skis, and for many Mount Greylock alums, that meant proving that they’re still the baddest Nordic skiers around. Some of the County’s fastest skiers duked it out for over six kilometers of rolling hills, sharp…

Mass Bay West Race 5 Results

2014 MBW Race 5 Results

Berkshire League: Back to the Mountains

Co-Written By Will “Wolan” Nolan and Ian “Culnawné” Culnane   With new snow, and love in the air, the Berkshire nordic ski league headed back into the mountainous terrain for a Valentines themed final league race. Despite temperatures hovering around zero, the buses were able to start without trouble, and everyone congregated early in the morning at Notchview Reservation. Following the storm on Wednesday, the trails boasted fresh snow (where little had been before), which became sugary at points following the teams’ warm-ups. Very similar to the upcoming State course on Tuesday, the Berkshire County Nordic Ski League gained insight into what lies ahead. Most of the state course was included: Ant Hill, Stair case, and the ever notorious Shaw Road. On Tuesday, an extra kilometer will be tacked on featuring an extended Shaw and an even longer downhill. Leaving the stadium, skiers experienced strong winds, pushing them to go…

Mass Bay West Results for Races 3 and 4

2014 MBW Race 3 Results 2014 MBW Race 4 Results

‘Wall-conah': Berkshire League Takes to a Fun Course at Wahconah High School

By: Abbi Yezierski Lack of snow has forced the majority of our races to be held at Mohawk Trail Regional High school this season. The course has become so familiar to us skiers, we could ski it in our sleep. Luckily this week, the weather cooperated enough so we could race at a new venue – Wahconah High school. The course was a windy 2.8 miles through soccer fields and football fields. The snow was chopped up powder by the time the races began. It was a beautiful 43 degrees – perfect ski conditions, not only for the races, but for spectators too. Finally there was no need to wear a raincoat, seek refuge in the warm cafeteria or layer jacket after jacket. Days before the race, the Mohawk team discussed the history of the Wahconah course with experienced members trying to prep the newbies. They told us about the…

Ski for Scholarship: Mathias J. Bartels Community Nordic Ski Race 2014

The 6th annual Mathias Jessup Bartels benefit cross-country ski race and tour will be held on Sunday, February 16th, at 11:00 AM at Mt. Greylock Regional High School.  The event will feature a 6 kilometer classic race, a 2.5 kids’/beginner’s race, and a lollipop race for young children. Races are suitable for all ages and abilities.  Prizes will be awarded to overall and age category winners.  A $15.00 donation is requested at day of race registration.  All proceeds benefit the Mathias Jessup Bartels Memorial Scholarship Fund and the Mt. Greylock Nordic Ski Team.  Checks can be made out to: Mt. Greylock Regional High School – M.J. Bartels Scholarship Fund. In the event of limited snow coverage at Mt. Greylock, check http://blogs.fasterskier.com/bnsc/ for race updates. Mathias was an outstanding young man – a scholar, athlete, and leader of his class.  He was a high school junior and standout member of the Mt. Greylock Nordic Ski Team when he…