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Mavericks News · Milford Girls Ski Team Finishes 4th at State Finals; Morgan Watts earns 1st Team All-State


Conditions were less than ideal Feb. 26 for the MHSAA Division 1 finals at Boyne Mountain, but both the White Lake Lakeland boys and Milford girls earned top four team finishes.

Marquette won both the boys and girls titles with 56 and 48 points, respectively.

Rounding out the Division 1 girls top five teams included Traverse City West (78), Traverse City Central (109), Milford (160) and Clarkston (172).

Lakeland was eighth with 216.

“Many girls in the field went down on the ice, but the remaining four were determined and skied solid and clean to keep us in the race,” Wiberg said. “The girls worked hard all season to achieve their goal of making it to the state final and they were all smiles, despite the tough hills and challenging conditions.

Milford’s Morgan Watts earned first-team All-State with a sixth in the giant slalom (69.67) , while also taking 12th in the slalom (76.80). Birmingham Marian’s Olivia Weymouth (68.11) was first overall.

Other Milford finishers in the slalom included Alexandria Youngblood, 18th (80.80); Sierra Staman, 43rd (99.47); Riley Watts, 44th (100.07); Megan Bow, 49th (101.79); and Ashleigh McFall, 54th (115.42).

Lakeland slalom finishers included Olivia Racine, 30th (90.18); Abbey Kunselman, 38th (95.86); Kelly Wagner, 45th (100.40); Jade Schanen, 46th (100.49).

Other area individual slalom placers included South Lyon’s Natalie Aulicino (22nd, 84.81) and Trinity Glover (93.14).

In the GS, Marquette’s Ainsley Kirk was the overall winner (67.81).

Other Milford finishers included Youngblood, 25th (73.38); Riley Watts, 35th (76.95); McFall, 38th (79.29); Staman, 43rd (80.72); and Bow, 58th (87.99).