The Carlisle Mosquito Online

Friday, March 25, 2005


CCHS boys winter sports:
Skiing: cross-country and downhill have excellent seasons

Jim Burnham
The Concord-Carlisle cross-country ski team, under Carlisle's Dusty Johnstone's expert coaching, raced to finish an excellent season this year. Having been strong for the last few years, the C-C boys continued their pace all the way to the MIAA State Championship Meet in Windsor. They placed fourth behind other excellent teams.

Lenox placed first with 30 points. Mt. Greylock came in second with 41, and Mohawk was behind them with 56. C-C just missed third place, with a total of 59 points. Dover-Sherborn placed fifth, scoring 109.

"We skied well and we ran into some good competition," said C-C coach Johnstone. "We came in with some high hopes. Lenox was immensely deep. It was a great season, even though we didn't do as well in the States as we hoped."

The Carlisle skiers who helped this team achieve its record of only one loss all regular season include Carlisle juniors Alex Ivanov and Tim Galligan, Carlisle sophomore David Tobin and Carlisle freshman Jimmy Burnham.
David Tobin


In the downhill division, Robert Fury coached Concord-Carlisle to the DCL championships where C-C placed first. From there the downhill racing team moved on to States. There they placed eighth overall, scoring 590 points for a remarkable improvement over last season. There were no Carlisle skiers on the varsity Alpine team.

Both boys skiing teams had excellent seasons, continuing C-C's record of distinction in skiing.

2005 The Carlisle Mosquito