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FRAMINGHAM – The Framingham High Alpine Ski team has its best start ever this week, said head coach Roni Sue Bower.

Five racers scored points for the team on January 24, when the Flyers competed in a Giant Slalom race at Ski Ward. 

The team had two runs which is considered 2 races being scored. 

Maddie Reider had her best race ever, said Bower.

“Maddie raced aggressively with so much of her energy pushing forward down the hill that she had an impressive finish,” said her head coach.

She finished 20th in her first race and 13th in her second race. 

An incredible finish, said Coach Bower.

Her times were 23.4 seconds and 23.3 seconds, said the head coach.

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Madi Jones also had an impressive 2 races, as well, said Coach Bower.

She finished 36th, 24.9 seconds and 38th, 25.13 seconds. 

“Madi was very consistent,” said Coach Bower.

A total surprise said Coach Bower was Laila McIndoo, who for the first time scored points.

In the first race with a time of 25.31 seconds, she finished 41st.

“Anya Connell and Katie Wang did a fantastic job competing in their first ski race ever and just 2-3 seconds from scoring points,” said the head coach.

This is very exciting for the girls team, says Bower. 

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There are 12 teams competing and 88 racers.

“We are off to an amazing start this season,” said Coach Bower.

On the boys side Framingham’s Andrew Parnell finished 17th with a time of 22.79 seconds.

“As a freshman, Andrew proved that he can compete with the best and will be a competitor that others will try to beat in the future,” says Bower.” said Coach Bower.

Brayden Piazza scored for the first time earning points in both the first race and the second race, finishing 35th with a time of 25.29 seconds and 43rd with a time of 25.88, said Coach Bower. 

Peter Abramov, Tim Lipatov, Jimmy Bortollotti and Nathan Wang were all within 2 seconds of scoring points, said the head coach.

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Overall, the girls beat in both races Duxbury, Oliver Ames and Milton. 

The boys beat Westwood, Oliver Ames and Duxbury in race 1.

“This week’s race was a great confidence booster for the team and it is only the beginning of our season with limited on snow training,” said Bower. “All of our veteran racers scored with our new racers ready to score.”

The next race is Tuesday, January 30, at Ski Ward. 7 p.m. start time.

Public can attend and cheer on the Flyers.

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Susan Petroni is the former editor for SOURCE. She is the founder of the former news site, which as of May 1, 2023, is now a self-publishing community bulletin board. The website no longer has a journalist but a webmaster.