Roundup: Local programs benefit from Killington Cup | Slide
KILLINGTON – Mikaela Shiffrin and her fellow World Cup skiers dazzled Killington Cup fans over the weekend, but a lot of money was raised for a good cause along the way.
Through VIP packages and a percentage of ticket sales, the event raised over $ 450,000 for the Killington World Cup Foundation, which benefits local and regional ski racing programs.
The event attracted around 20,000 spectators over two days and was broadcast in more than 60 countries. Over 300 volunteers participated in the two-day event.
The foundation plans to donate $ 150,000 in athlete housing and $ 300,000 in grants for this year’s 2022 HomeLight Killington Cup. The grant application will be open from December to March and decisions will be made in June. For more information or to apply for a grant, visit kwcfgivesback.org.
The 6th edition of the HomeLight Killington Cup is scheduled for November 26-27, 2022 at the Killington Resort.
While local snow sports enthusiasts were blown away by the women’s downhill skiing at Killington Mountain this past weekend, other American athletes were in action all over the world.
Lake Louise, Canada, hosted the action of the Men’s Alpine Skiing World Cup.
On Saturday, Ryan Cochran-Siegle of Cochran Ski Club was 10th in the downhill with a time of 1: 48.78. Middlebury College product Erik Arvidsson finished 37th in this race.
Sunday’s Super G race was canceled, as was Friday’s downhill.
Ruka, Finland, has hosted cross-country skiing events for women and men.
Former Dartmouth College skier Rosie Brennan finished 5th in the women’s 10k pursuit on Sunday. Elite Stratton Mountain skier Jessie Diggins finished 11th and her teammates Kartharine Ogden and Julia Kern placed 31st and 32nd. Caitlin Patterson of Craftsbury was 35th. Brennan finished 6th in the classic 10k race on Saturday. Diggins was 18th, Ogden 38th, Patterson 43rd and Kern 55th.
Ben Odgen of Stratton Mountain was 55th in the men’s 15 km free pursuit on Sunday and was 62nd in the 15 km classic on Saturday.
Alex Diebold of Manchester Center was one of the contestants in the men’s snowboardcross event in Secret Garden, China. Diebold finished 24th in Sunday’s competition.
NEC 74, Norwich 65
HENNIKER, NH – After four straight wins to start the season, the Norwich University men’s basketball team lost their back-to-back game, losing 74-65 to New England College on Wednesday night.
Jamal Allen scored 33 points to lead NEC.
Three players scored in double digits for the Cadets, led by Donovan Lewis Jr. with 14 points. Jalen Olivero managed a double-double for Norwich (4-2).
ENC 87, NVU-Lyndon 58
LYNDONVILLE – Eastern Nazerene had a run midway through the first half against NVU-Johnson to take the lead and the Lions opened the game from there, winning 87-58 on Tuesday.
SNHU 77, SMC 46
MANCHESTER, NH – The University of Southern New Hampshire won a 77 = 46 victory over St. Michael’s College on Wednesday night.
It was a dominating effort in the second and third quarters where SNHU dominated the Purple Knights 48-12 which pushed the Penmen to victory.
Gyanna Russell led SNHU with 21 points, while Nicole Anderson led SMC with 15 points.
Middlebury 86, NVU-Lyndon 38
MIDDLEBURY – The Middlebury College women’s basketball team took an early advantage and fled from there, beating NVU-Lyndon 86-38 on Tuesday.
Alexa Mustafaj gave herself a day for the Panthers with 27 points on a 12-on-14 shot. Three other Middlebury players scored in double digits.
Lea Crompton led Lyndon with 13 points. Fair Haven product Kerigan Disorda had two points and three rebounds.
Lasell 76, NVU-Johnson 59
AUBURNDALE, Mass .– Lasell University took the lead in the second quarter against NVU-Johnson and won 76-59 on Tuesday.
Meg Carroll had more than half the Lasers’ points, scoring 39 points on 15 of 24 shots. She added 20 rebounds to her incredible stat line.
Four women scored in double digits for the Badgers led by Paris Atuahene with 15 points.