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Powder Ridge Ski Team places third

Powder Ridge Alpine Ski Team places third at Afton Alps Ski Area, Afton, Minn. A total of 12 Powder Ridge racers combined top five finishes, putting Powder Ridge in third place at Afton Alps in the second of a four-race series for 2009. A first-place finish was turned in by Abby Swanson (Girls age 6). Placing second was Shelby Zoller (Girls age 6). In third was Callan Miller, (Boys age 6), Nathan Hilbert (Boys age 8), Parker Fuchs (Boys age 14) and Kristian Dahlgren (Boys age 15+). Fourth places went to Eric Schneider (Boys age 12) and Cole Minkel (age 15+). Placing fifth was Emma Erickson (Girls age 9), Logan Erickson (Boys age 11), Ryan Hunstiger (Boys age 14) and William McMillan (Boys age 15+). Powder Ridge entered 29 racers who combined for team points totaling 29 compared to first place Afton Alps (175) with 132 racers and Hyland Hills (90) with 121 racers. The Powder Ridge Team will host the next race with teams from Welch Village and Andes Tower Hills at Powder Ridge, starting 10 a.m. Feb. 7. The championship race is scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 28 at Mt. Kato.