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Hastings girls beat Northfield in non-conference ski meet

The Hastings girls Alpine ski team continued its strong season with a nice dual meet win over Northfield on Jan. 9.

Hastings had 570 points. Northfield finished with 564.

Gabriella Sorg won the meet with a combined time of 59.21 seconds. She had a time of 30.70 on her first run and 28.51 on her second run. Both were the fastest on the course.

The second-place finisher, Skye Sonnega of Northfield, finished in 1:01.63, more than two seconds behind Sorg.

Rosie Pechous placed third overall in 1:01.86.

Sara Juelfs took fifth in 1:05.29.

Sarah Kieffer placed eighth in 1:09.23.

Kirstie Clothier finished ninth in 1:09.54.

Kayla Boogren took 10th in 1:11.31.

Logan Doty placed 15th in 1:20.66.

Ellie Peine and Alexa Kimmes also raced for Hastings.


The Hastings boys came in behind Northfield. Hastings had 562 points. Northfield had 572.

Stephen O’Connor led Hastings with a second-place overall finish. He had a first run of 28.52 seconds and finished the second run in 27.22 for a combined time of 55.74.

The winner, Cam Strike, had a time of 55.56.

Jack Caturia was sixth for Hastings. He had a time of 1:03.20.

Jacob Peine took seventh in 1:03.25.

Hayden Niebur finished eighth in 1:03.60.

John Schmits was 10th in 1:08.38.

Josh Juelfs took 11th in 1:09.30.

Sam McKinney had a fall on his first run and ended up placing 13th. His time of 29.31 on his second run was good for fifth, however.

Thomas Goonan and Jake Gartzke also raced for Hastings.

Chad Richardson

Chad Richardson is the news director for RiverTown Multimedia. He was the publisher of four RiverTown publications until 2016, when he was named news director. He was previously general manager of the Farmington Independent and Rosemount Town Pages from 2000 to 2007. He worked at the Hastings Star Gazette from 1996 to 2000 as a photographer and reporter. He also worked as a photographer and writer at the Pope County Tribune in Glenwood.

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