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SKIING: Aga takes first at NJRS alpine meet

Emily Aga of Brainerd had the fastest race time, clocking in at 1:02.79, to clench first-place honors at the Sunday, Feb. 1, Northland Junior Race Series (NJRS) alpine meet at Mont Du Lac in Superior, Wis.

Emily Aga of Brainerd had the fastest race time, clocking in at 1:02.79, to clench first-place honors at the Sunday, Feb. 1, Northland Junior Race Series (NJRS) alpine meet at Mont Du Lac in Superior, Wis.

Aga was one of 51 skiers representing the Mount Ski Gull (MSG) Alpine Racing Team at the meet. Also taking top three honors were 13 other MSG skiers.

Zeke Johnson, Crosslake, placed third in the boys 5 and under division. Sunnie Ruttger of Baxter took third in the girls 6-7 age group. In the boys 6-7 division, Joseph Neumann of Brainerd took first place.

In the girls 8-9 category, Lauren Kalenberg, East Gull Lake, and Aubrey Wiczek, Nisswa, took second and third, respectively. Brandon Niefert of Baxter took first place honors in boys 10-11.

Madison Kalenberg of East Gull Lake took second place in girls 12-13 age group. Grace McGuire of Pine River took the top spot in the girls 14-15 division. And MSG skiers Grant Kosobud, Nisswa, Matt Sherman, Nisswa, and Cameron Steffen, Crosslake, took the top three spots in the boys 14-15 division.

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In the girls 16-17, Aga took first, with teammate Hannah Moen of Brainerd taking second. And in the boys 16 and over, Grant Madison of East Gull Lake placed second.

The next NJRS race will be Sunday, Feb. 8, at Giant's Ridge in Biwabik. Mount Ski Gull will host the sixth meet of the season Feb. 22.

Mount Ski Gull team results:

5 and under boys: (3) Zeke Johnson, 4:12.29

6-7 girls: (3) Sunnie Ruttger, 2:12.49; (4) Gabriella Bratney, 2:14.94

6-7 boys: (1) Joseph Neumann, 1:42.03; (4) Ethan Hiebert, 1:49.67; (5) Holden Krantz, 1:50.60

8-9 girls: (2) Lauren Kalenberg, 1:23.38; (2) Aubrey Wiczek, 1:33.82; (5) Millie Taylor, 1:40.05; (6) Lindsey Neifert, 1:43.16; (8) Bridget Collins, 1:47.20; (11) Molly Cartwright, 2:00.59

8-9 boys: (5) Eli Johnson, 1:44.59; (8) Logan Doerr, 1:54.04; (11) Wyatt Holst, 2:14.55

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10-11 girls: (4) Hannah Taylor, 1:22.10; (7) Annika Wiczek, 1:28.97; (9) Madeline Pederson, 1:29.77; (10) Carsyn Krassas, 1:29.88; (11) Allison Krantz, 1:29.93; (12) Morgan Krieger, 1:30.04; (20) Mattie Holst, 1:52.38

10-11 boys: (1) Brandon Niefert, 1:12.39; (4) Esten Hiebert, 1:20.60; (5) Evan Hutchinson, 1:22.70; (6) Max Krieger, 1:26.09; (8) Emmett Johnson, 1:29.07; (9) Gavin Hoelzel, 1:30.38; (12) Parker Linn, 1:31.52; (13) Garrett Krantz, 1:38.14

12-13 girls: (2) Madison Kalenberg, 1:15.76; (4) Anna Krieger, 1:21.25; (7) Erin Hoelzel, 1:24.47; (8) Madeline Sherman, 1:25.66; (10) Lindsey Proctor, 1:32.71; (11) Emma Hiebert, 1:34.91;

12-13 boys: (4) Calvin Madison, 1:13.12; (6) Ethan Johnson, 1:29.01; (9) Trevor Hutchinson, 1:41.86

14-15 girls: (1) Grace McGuire, 1:03.22

14-15 boys: (1) Grant Kosobud, 1:02.82; (2) Matt Sherman, 1:21.10; (3) Cameron Steffen, 1:26.06

16 and up girls: (1) Emily Aga, 1:02.79; (2) Hannah Moen, 1:03.72; (6) Addie McGuire, 1:16.57

16 and up boys: (2) Grant Madison, 1:07.42; (4) Calvin Johnson, 1:15.01; (5) Collin Heidmann, 1:18.11

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