Wednesday January 2, 2013

WESTMORE -- The BUHS Nordic team traveled to the southern end of Lake Willoughby on Friday for their first race of the season at Mt. Hor.

The 2012 Mt. Hor Hop, a 5-kilometer freestyle race, was hosted by North Country Union High, and eleven teams hiked the half-mile civil conservation corps access road to the starting area. The start featured two-skier waves with 30 second intervals between each wave.

Nearly all of the Colonel racers improved on their finish places from last year.

In the boys "A" race, senior Graham Glennon took fifth, which was nine places better than his performance last year. Glennon finished the 5K course in 17:37, which was 25 seconds out of first place.

Austin Lester (20th), Oliver Pomazi (30th), Sam Green (34th), Jonathon Burdo (35th) and Jeff Kahler (46th) all improved significantly on their finishes from 2011. As a team, the boys finished fifth out of eleven schools.

BUHS entered two girls in the girls "A" race and had two top-10 finishes.

Halie Lange finished in second place, twelve seconds off the winning time, and Linnea Jahn tied for tenth.

First year skier Sam Sherlock won the boys "B" race, which features a shorter course for beginning racers. He took a commanding 17-second lead over the second place competitor.

The Colonels will travel to the Viking Nordic Center in Londonderry on Friday for a night race.


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Curves under new ownership to host open house

BRATTLEBORO -- Change is a good thing at Curves of Brattleboro, whether it is making modifications to one’s lifestyle, seeing a decrease on the scale ... or in this case, a change of ownership.

Curves of Brattleboro is embracing change and has announced it is now under new ownership after Robin White took possession of the club on Dec. 1, 2012.

"I’m so excited to become part of the Brattleboro Curves community," said White. "I’m looking forward to helping the women in our community reach amazing results, both physical and emotional, through our workout program and support network."

Current club members and their guests can meet Robin at a special open house event to be held on Saturday at 11 a.m.

Exciting changes to the club will be unveiled, including the launch of Curves Complete and their resolution classes.

White is thrilled to dedicate Curves in memory of her
mother, Pat Saul, who passed last year from complications related her her diabetes, arthritis and weight.

With the average person gaining three pounds a year, a reasonable workout regimen that can fit into today’s busy lifestyle of work and family is critical to help combat diabetes, osteoporosis, and other health risks that women can face.

For more information, call 257-3500 or visit curves.com.