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Heavy mettle

Monticello’s Haley Ripa was second at the Section IX Alpine Ski Championships. Other Section IX state contenders will be Liberty’s Olivia Racette and Monticello’s Riley Lindholm and Mackenzie Mitchell.

By Richard A Ross
February 19, 2014

SULLIVAN COUNTY, NY—Against the backdrop of bone-chilling temperatures and a blizzard of historic proportions, one that wiped out this year’s Section IX Indoor track championships for the second straight year, there were still stories of high school athletic success. Those were marshaled even in the midst of adversity, thereby warming the cockles of our nearly-frozen hearts.