Junior Nationals competition makes it through wild weather

SALISBURY — Despite the wrong kind of precipitation and wildly fluctuating temperatures, the Junior Nationals ski jumping and Nordic Combined championship events were held in Salisbury and Cornwall Feb. 22 through Feb. 26

Willie Hallihan from the Salisbury Winter Sports Association said, “Weather was definitely the lead story. For Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday, the stories were ones of woe: rain, record warmth and, on Friday, a snow storm.

“But the men and women of SWSA, working most of Wednesday night and all day Thursday, put everything back together again so that Thursday and Friday nights as well as Saturday morning the conditions were excellent at Satre Hill, as were the course conditions at Mohawk Mountain Ski Area.”

Sandra Sproch competed in cross-country skiing Sunday, Feb. 27. Photo by Randy O’Rourke

Karl Thompson (in orange) and Thomas Miller battled during Junior Nationals competition Sunday, Feb. 27. Photo by Randy O’Rourke

Sandra Sproch competed in cross-country skiing Sunday, Feb. 27. Photo by Randy O’Rourke

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