FALL RIVER: It was a complete sweep on the ski race slopes for the Georges P. Vanier Junior High girls ski race team.
The Tim Hilton-coached team captured the Capital Region; the Metro banner; and the provincial championship banner during the final competition of the season, held last month. The boys did well too, with a bronze medal coming from Isaac Lovett.
Ryann Surrette said she raced with the Wentworth team, so she thought it would just be an added bonus to get more skiing in through the school team.
“I thought it would be good to be on the team,” said Surrette.
She thought the banners show how well the team came together to get the two banners.
“There have been a lot of congrats from my friends here at the school,” she said. “It’s made me really good.”
Charlotte Hilton said she’s proud of the team’s accomplishment.
“We all worked really hard and together to win them,” she said. “I’m proud of our team.”
She said she was excited when they learned they got the banners.
“It means all our hard work has paid off,” said Hilton.
Matea Bagnell said she was excited to win the banners, and it was fun being part of the team.
“It feels good to be able to contribute in my first year ski racing to the team’s banner wins,” she said. “It’s a good way to start.”
Isaac Lovett won a bronze medal in boys individual racing.
“I’m really proud of myself for getting the medal,” he said, adding ski racing is fun. “I was excited when I was announced as getting the third place finish.”
He said he will work on building on things so he can maybe earn gold or silver in the future.
Nash Pick just finished his first year of ski racing on the boys team. While he didn’t place, he said his first season was a lot of fun.
“I had to learn a lot of stuff, but by the end I got better at it,” Pick said.
A fourth team member for the girls team was out sick when they were interviewed.