Notchview hosted today’s 6k freestyle race, suitably recovered from the ice storm that ravaged the area earlier in the winter. Successful and timely grooming packed down the fresh coating of new-fallen snow in time for the boy’s varsity mass start. The race was strategic from the beginning, with a pack of 11 skiers gradually breaking away from the field. Just over halfway into the race, eventual winner Patrick Joslin made a slight break from the chase pack en route to his 5th consecutive league victory. The chase pack of four skiers finished less than ten seconds later, with Mt. Greylock’s Dylan Dethier, Lenox’s Bill Prescott, Greylock’s Cary White, and Wahconah’s Kyle Dempsey taking spots 2-5. Mt. Greylock took the team competition with 13 points, while Lenox was second with 31. On the girls’ side, Mackenzie Hitchcock of Mt. Greylock notched her second victory of the year, leading the Mounties to victory with the help of a third-place finish from Jackie Lemme. Posting her strongest finish of the year and finishing just three seconds behind the leader was Northfield-Mount Hermon’s Maggie Fellows, in second place. Mt. Greylock had the low team score with 20, followed by Lenox’s 41. Matt Cheung of Mt. Greylock claimed the JV race on the boys’ side while Lenox’s Josie Marshall won on the girls’ side
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