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February 26, 2017 Update

posted Feb 26, 2017, 9:00 PM by Bonnie York

WEST CROSS COUNTRY SKI TEAM -
2017 BOYS & GIRLS REGION & STATE CHAMPS


END OF SEASON POTLUCK & AUCTION!
When: Tuesday, February 28th, 6-9 PM (come early if you can help set up)
Where:  Kincaid Chalet
Who: All skiers & parents
What to Bring: Bring your favorite potluck dish to share. Plates and utensils will be provided and Bear Tooth will be supplying some pizza.

This evening is a night for the kids to celebrate their successes and to make some money for the team! The income from this fundraiser is truly a "boost" to our team--allowing us to pay for things like uniforms, loaner ski gear, waxing equipment, tents and yoga lessons at practices. There will be lots of silent auction items and also special adventures or parties, such as Tres Amigos Spring Feast, Moroccan Dinner Party, Wine and Cheese Party, and more! Cash donations will also be accepted. If you have items to donate for the silent auction, please contact Jen Gordon at 907-240-0206 or jengordonmom@gmail.com.

Please look for a separate email from Jen Gordon with a preview of auction items so you can plan ahead!


Tour of Anchorage - West Aid Station--Please help!
The Tour will be Sunday, March 5th.  The high school ski teams each have an aid station along the course.  This is a fund raiser for the team but it also helps out the Nordic Skiing Association of Anchorage which does SO much to support the high school ski teams and local nordic skiing.

West’s station is at Westchester Lagoon.  We are looking for parents and skiers to volunteer at the aid station. We will have 2 shifts: 8:45 AM - 11:15 AM and 11:00 AM - 1:30 PM.  Please contact Frank Mitchell at Frank.Mitchell@bp.com if you can help


Uniform and Ski Gear Return
Thanks to everyone that returned their uniforms and gear last Saturday. The next (and FINAL) return date is Tuesday, March 21st (after Spring Break) at 2 PM in the West ski room. Uniforms must be returned WASHED (please line dry them!). This day will also be the last day to remove all personal gear from the ski room.

If there is a special case for a skier to keep their gear after March 21st, the skier will need to give Coach Anson a written note advising what they are holding onto and when it will be returned.  Fines slips will be going out for any uniforms and loaner skis not returned by March 21st without a written note.  Last year, we were chasing skiers to return gear until late April – this is an unproductive use of volunteer hours.
Please note that we will not be accepting any uniform or ski returns at the end of season dinner on Tuesday the 28th, since this year’s dinner is at the Kincaid Chalet.

January 20, 2017 Update

posted Feb 21, 2017, 10:03 PM by Bonnie York

MESSAGE FROM COACH ANSON
Great job at Regions and all season!! I'm proud to coach all of you!
State races are this Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. On Tuesday and Wednesday after school there will be a bus from West to Kincaid for those who would like to join us for a ski. The coaches will be working with the State group, but everyone is more than welcome to come out and enjoy the wonderful trails and have a fun ski with your teammates. (This is completely optional for those not competing at State).

The following skiers will be representing West at State. Come out and cheer them on!
(Races are at noon Thurs & Fri, 11 AM Saturday)

Girls:
Alejandra Legate, Aubrey LeClair, Elizabeth Mans, Ivy Eski, Maggie York, & Molly Gellert. Alternates: Ellie Mitchell & Gretta Pickett
Boys:
Everett Cason, Luke Jager, Noah Ravens, Ryan Bickford, Sam York, & Tristan Wiese. Alternates: Kelly Martin & Brian Britt


Uniform and Ski Gear Return
Thanks to everyone that returned their uniforms and gear last Saturday. The next (and FINAL) return date is Tuesday, March 21st (after Spring Break) at 2 PM in the West ski room. Uniforms must be returned WASHED (please line dry them!). This day will also be the last day to remove all personal gear from the ski room.

If there is a special case for a skier to keep their gear after March 21st, the skier will need to give Coach Anson a written note advising what they are holding onto and when it will be returned.  Fines slips will be going out for any uniforms and loaner skis not returned by March 21st without a written note.  Last year, we were chasing skiers to return gear until late April – this is an unproductive use of volunteer hours.
Please note that we will not be accepting any uniform or ski returns at the end of season dinner on Tuesday the 28th, since this year’s dinner is at the Kincaid Chalet.


Tour of Anchorage - West Aid Station 
The Tour will be Sunday, March 5th. The high school ski teams each have an aid station along the course.  This is a fund raiser for the team but it also helps out the Nordic Skiing Association of Anchorage which does SO much to support the high school ski teams and local nordic skiing.

West’s station is at Westchester Lagoon.  We are looking for parents and skiers to volunteer at the aid station. We will have 2 shifts: 8:45 AM - 11:15 AM and 11:00 AM - 1:30 PM.  Please contact Frank Mitchell at Frank.Mitchell@bp.com if you can help


END OF SEASON POTLUCK & AUCTION!
When: Tuesday, February 28th, 6-9 PM (come early if you can help set up)
Where:  Kincaid Chalet
Who: All skiers & parents
What to Bring: Bring your favorite potluck dish to share. Plates and utensils will be provided and Bear Tooth will be supplying some pizza.

This evening is a night for the kids to celebrate their successes and to make some money for the team! The income from this fundraiser is truly a "boost" to our team--allowing us to pay for things like extra coaches, equipment, and buses. There will be lots of silent auction items and also special adventures or parties, such as Tres Amigos Spring Feast, Moroccan Dinner Party, Wine and Cheese Party, and more! Cash donations will also be accepted. If you have items to donate for the silent auction, please contact Jen Gordon at 907-240-0206 or jengordonmom@gmail.com.

State Team

posted Feb 18, 2017, 11:24 PM by Anson Moxness

Congrats to everyone for a fantastic season and a wonderful regions weekend. Congratulations to the the following members of the state team:

Girls

Alejandra Legate

Aubrey Leclair

Elizabeth Mans

Ivy Eski

Maggie York

Molly Gellert


Alternates:

Ellie Mitchell

Gretta Pickett


Boys

Everett Cason

Luke Jager

Noah Ravens

Ryan Bickford

Sam York

Tristan Weise


Alternates:

Kelly Martin

Brian Britt

February 12, 2017 Update

posted Feb 12, 2017, 10:42 PM by Bonnie York

Regions: Friday & Saturday, Feb 17 & 18, Kincaid Park
  • West students will be released after 2nd period for the races. All buses will leave West at 9:30. Steller students will need to get themselves to West. Races start at Noon.
  • Saturday buses leave at 9:00 and 10:00. Bus assignments will be announced later. Saturday races start at 11:00 AM.
  • ALL skiers race at Regions!
Spaghetti Feed
The Parent Spaghetti feed is cancelled for Friday due to lack of a host. The Skier feed and talent show is still on at the Comptons.
When:  Friday, February 17th, 6:30 to 9 PM
Where: 1811 Westchester Circle
Hosts: Skiers: Hugo, Gus,Max, and Talis
Parents: Karen & Steve Compton and Kelin & Stig Colberg
What to Bring: According to your last name:
Drinks: P-Z
Salads: A-G
Bread: H-K
Desserts: L-O

Uniform and Ski Gear Return
The end of the season is approaching. We understand that some skiers may want to hang onto their uniforms and loaner skis to participate in events such as the Tour of Anchorage or the Oosik or to just ski over spring break.  Hence, there will be two opportunities to return uniforms and loaner skis:
Saturday, February 18th – After Regions – Back in the ski room, when the buses return to West. – Uniforms can be returned dirty.   Loaner skis can also be checked in at that time.
Tuesday, March 21st at 2 PM – After Spring Break – In the West Ski Room – Uniforms must be returned clean on this day.  (When washing uniforms, please line dry.)  Also, March 21st will be the last opportunity for skiers to remove their personal gear from the ski room at the end of the season.
If there is a special case for a skier to keep their gear after March 21st, the skier will need to give Coach Anson a written note advising what they are holding onto and when it will be returned.  Fines slips will be going out for any uniforms and loaner skis not returned by March 21st without a written note.  Last year, we were chasing skiers to return gear until late April – this is an unproductive use of volunteer hours.

Please note that we will not be accepting any uniform or ski returns at the end of season dinner on Tuesday the 28th, since this year’s dinner is at the Kincaid Chalet.


Tour of Anchorage - West Aid Station
Sunday, March 5th. 
The high school ski teams each have an aid station along the course.  West’s is at Westchester Lagoon.  We are in need of two parents to coordinate this.  Please contact Frank Mitchell at Frank.Mitchell@bp.com if you can coordinate.

END OF SEASON POTLUCK & AUCTION!
MARK YOU CALENDARS!
When: Tuesday, February 28th, 6 PM
Where:  Kincaid Chalet
More details later. If you have items to donate for the silent auction, please contact Jen Gordon at 907-240-0206 or jengordonmom@gmail.com.

February 8, 2017 Update, Sat races delayed...

posted Feb 8, 2017, 9:47 PM by Bonnie York

The forecast for Saturday is for COLD temperatures. In anticipation of that, the start of the races has been delayed one hour to 12 noon. Buses will now leave West at 9:30 (skiers should be at the school by 9:15).

DRESS WARM and thank the volunteers!!

February 6, 2017 Update

posted Feb 6, 2017, 9:19 PM by Bonnie York

East Classic Relays: Saturday, Feb 11
Russian Jack Park.  Races start at 11 AM.
ALL teams will depart from West at 8:30, be there by 8:15.

Spaghetti Feed: Feb 10th
When:  Friday, February 10th, 6:00 to 9 PM
Where: 2221 Belmont (the Gellert's Home)
Hosts: Skiers: Molly Gellert, Luke Jager, Kelly Martin, Maya Stevens
Parents: Wendy & Glenn Gellert; Amy Johns & Jim Jager; Nancy & Michael Martin; Dorothy Shearn & Mark Stevens
What to Bring: According to your last name:
Drinks: A-G
Salads: H-K
Bread: L-O
Desserts: P-Z

Spaghetti Feed Host Needed for Feb 17th
We are in need of a family to host the February 17th Skier Spaghetti Feed at their home.  The theme of this feed has typically been to wear togas and put on a talent show.  The desire would be to have the feed in the Huntington Park or Turnagain areas so as to be in close proximity to the parent spaghetti feed. An option might be available to host the parent feed instead.  If you are interested, please contact Frank Mitchell at frank.mitchell@bp.com.

Tour of Anchorage - West Aid Station
Yes, it looks like we will have a tour this year!!
It will be Sunday, March 5th.  The high school ski teams each have an aid station along the course.  West’s is at Westchester Lagoon.  We are in need of two parents to coordinate this.  Please contact Frank Mitchell at Frank.Mitchell@bp.com if you can coordinate.

AUCTION!
Themed Parties and Silent Auction
***This year we are doing things a little differently for our end of season skier's banquet and fundraiser at Kincaid on February 28th.  In addition to having a regular silent auction, we are also planning to offer themed parties!   The parties will be hosted by ski team parents. Be on the lookout for more information and invites!
***If you are interested in hosting a party, please contact Jen Gordon at 907-240-0206 or jengordonmom@gmail.com.

January 28, 2017 Update

posted Jan 29, 2017, 11:27 PM by Bonnie York

Bartlett Sprint Relay--it's back on! - Wednesday, Feb 1
(This is the race that was cancelled on Jan 18 because of cold temps)
Release time is 12:30 (after 5th period at West). Buses will leave the ski room at at 12:45.
There will NOT be a bus from Steller, so Steller skiers will need to find their own transportation to West.
Races start at 3 PM.

Spaghetti Feed - February 17th Spaghetti Feed –Looking for a Host
We are in need of a family to host the February 17th  Skier Spaghetti Feed at their home.  The theme of this feed has typically been to wear togas and put on a talent show.  The desire would be to have the feed in the Huntington Park or Turnagain areas so as to be in close proximity to the parent spaghetti feed. An option might be available to host the parent feed instead.  If you are interested, please contact Frank Mitchell at frank.mitchell@bp.com.

Tour of Anchorage - West Aid Station -  Sunday, March 5th. 
The high school ski teams each have an aid station along the course.  West’s is at Westchester Lagoon.  We are in need of two parents to coordinate this.  Please contact Frank Mitchell at Frank.Mitchell@bp.com if you can coordinate.

Thursday, January 26th - No Practice

posted Jan 26, 2017, 1:05 PM by West High Ski Team

The ASD has cancelled afterschool activities, so no practice today.

January 23, 2017 Update

posted Jan 24, 2017, 8:49 PM by Bonnie York

Skiathlon - Saturday January 28th. Races start at 11 AM.
  • A and B teams will be doing a skiathlon--a 5k classic and a 5k skate. Other teams (C thru Open) will be doing a mass start.  
  • Tentative bus schedule is below.  Be at West 15 minutes before bus departure.
    • 8:30 AM:  A and B teams and captains 
    • 10:00: C - Open teams 
  • Host Volunteers Needed 
    • West is co-hosting the race this Saturday with South,so we need 6-8 parents to help with the start, finish, and transitions. This is in addition to the usual volunteer needs to support the West team.  If you can help, please email Frank Mitchell at frank.mitchell@bp.com.  The weather looks to be mild--volunteer now before the temps  drop again!
Spaghetti Feed
When:  Friday, January 27th, 6:00 to 9 PM
Where: 1135 G Street
Hosts: Nancy & Michael Martin (830-6492), Shocky Greenberg & Leonard Steinberg
What to Bring: According to your last name:
Drinks: H-K
Salads: L-O
Bread: P-Z
Desserts: A-G

Help needed for Pia's Classic - THIS Sunday, January 29th
Pia's Classic race is part of the AMH Anchorage Cup Series and is held in honor of Pia-Margarethe Denkewalter, a former West skier that passed away at the age of 15 in a climbing accident.  The West Ski Team provides volunteers at the aid station for this race.  We need 4 skiers that can help out from 11:30 AM to 2:30 PM on Sunday.  To sign up, please send an email to Frank.mitchell@bp.com and include your cell number.

Tour of Anchorage - West Aid Station- March 5th
Yes, it looks like we will have a tour this year!!
It will be Sunday, March 5th.  The high school ski teams each have an aid station along the course.  West’s is at Westchester Lagoon.  We are in need of two parents to coordinate this.  Please contact Frank Mitchell at Frank.Mitchell@bp.com if you can coordinate.

Auction! - February 28th
Themed Parties and Silent Auction:
This year we are doing things a little differently for our end of season skiers banquet and fundraiser at Kincaid on February 28th.  In addition to having a regular silent auction, we are also planning to offer themed parties!   The parties will be hosted by ski team parents. Be on the lookout for more information and invites!
If you are interested in hosting a party, please contact Jen Gordon at 907-240-0206 or jengordonmom@gmail.com.

Wed, Jan 18 race CANCELLED

posted Jan 18, 2017, 10:15 AM by Bonnie York

From Coach Anson:  Looks like the race has been canceled because the temperatures are going to be below the race threshold of -4 F. So instead of our 12:30 time, come by the ski room after school with gear to go running and we'll do a workout inside.

 For Thursday's practice, let's bring classic gear as well as indoor running clothing so we are prepared for anything.

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