By Brenda Erdahl, Sports Editor
The local Alpine Ski team had a good day at the Section 5 championships at Afton Alps on Thursday, Feb. 8, qualifying one athlete for state. The Alpine team is made up of area schools including Maple Lake. Suzanne Schneider of New London-Spicer was the lone skier for the local co-op to advance. Closer to home, Tommy Becker of Kimball and Rogan Kuser of Annandale finished first and second on the team respectively. Toby Stumpf, also of Annandale, had a “good end” to his senior season, coach Eli Dean said. Maple Lake’s lone competitor, senior Emma Spike, is part of the girls team that ended its season in fourth place at sections. “It was a great day at sections and I look forward to joining Suzanne at the state race at Giant’s Ridge,” Dean said.