Ely Freestyle Invitational

Posted by on January 1st 2014 in Events, Races

Ely Freestyle Invitational
Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014
Hidden Valley Ski Area


Varsity Boys/Girls – 5K freestyle
JV Boys/Girls – 5K freestyle
JH Boys/Girls – 3K freestyle

Coaches meeting at 10:30 am

Boys’ Varsity – 11:00 am
The rest of the start times are approximate and will depend on the
total number of skiers in the race.
Girls’ Varsity – approx. 11:30
Boys’ JV – approx. 12:00
Girls’ JV – approx. 12:30
Boys’ JH –approx. 1:00
Girls’ JH –approx. 1:30

Awards for 1st-10th place – Var/JV/ JH

Concessions will be available.  Questions? call Paula Anderson at
218-365-2785 (home), 218-349-6231 (cell) or e-mail –

Coaches Information read more Ely Freestyle Invitational

Snowflake Relays Saturday, December 7, 2013

Posted by on December 3rd 2013 in Events, Races


Snowflake Relays  Saturday, December 7, 2013

Canceled due to cold weather

Race Information

Format: 3 X 3km freestyle relay race on the relatively flat 4km course.
Jr. High is also a relay but the course will only be about 1.5 km.

Coaches meeting 10:30

The race order is:

Varsity Boys – 11:00 a.m.

Varsity Girls

JV Boys

JV Girls

Jr. High Boys

Jr. High Girls


Varsity 3 X 3km races will take about 45 minutes, the JV races just a little longer and the Jr. High races about 30 minutes.


Snowflake Nordic Ski Center
4348 Rice Lake Road
Duluth, MN 55811
Coaches Information
Entries due to Steve by 9:00 p.m. Thursday

Entry fee $5 per skier

Snowflake Nordic Ski Swap

Posted by on November 13th 2013 in Events, Team Communication

Snowflake Nordic Ski Swap

4348 Rice lake Road, Duluth, MN 55811

November 16, 2013 9:00 am Start

Entry Numbers handed out starting at 8:00am

The schedule for the swap will be similar to past years:

Equipment drop off – Friday, November 15th  5:00 p.m. -8:00 p.m.

Ski Swap Sale – Saturday, November 16th  9:00 a.m. – noon

Unsold equipment pick-up – Saturday, November 16th noon-1:00 p.m.

Marshall Nordic Practice Begins Monday, November 11!

Posted by on November 8th 2013 in Uncategorized
Marshall Nordic practice begins on Monday!  We will meet in the upper school commons at 3:30, take role, stretch out a bit and then start our work out.  We should be done most days around 5:00pm.
Until we have snow, running will be the main part of the workout.  Come prepared to run outside in the cold.  What does that mean?

 Good quality running shoes
 Wool or poly pro socks
 poly pro long underwear top and bottom
running tights/pants
wind proof jacket
 insulating layer for top…ie vest or thin polar fleece
 stocking cap

To practice you must have your yellow card from the athletic office or be confirmed that all your paperwork is in.  See here for details:

Please make sure you are dressed properly for the workout…skiers dressed poorly for the weather will not be allowed to practice until they have appropriate clothing.

Link to a web page on what to wear for winter running

See you Monday!

2013-2014 Pre-Season Team meeting Announcement

Posted by on October 15th 2013 in Events, Team Communication

The preseason team meeting for the 2013-2014 season will take place in Mr. DJ’s room on Monday, November 4, 2013 at 3:30 pm.  All interested Marshall and LCA students in grades 7-12 are invited to attend.  The team is open to any student regardless of skiing experience or ability.  Marshall Nordic Sign Up Form

Marshall Nordic Ski Team Pizza Party and Moonlight Ski

Posted by on February 18th 2013 in Events

Joe Fairbanks Qualifies for State Tourney 3rd Year in a Row!

Posted by on February 9th 2013 in Races, Team Communication

Joe Fairbanks  Photo by Joe Bianco


Joe Fairbanks Qualifies for State Tourney 3rd Year in a Row!

Results found here

Photo Sets Found Here

Thursday, February 7, 2013    Marshall School senior Joe Fairbanks qualified for his third MSHSL State Tournament with a strong top ten finish in today’s Section Seven Nordic Ski Meet, held at Giants Ridge Nordic Ski Center.   In the first race of the day a 5 kilometer skate race on the Silver Trail, Fairbanks placed 10th.  Later that afternoon Joe moved up one spot to capture ninth place overall in the classical pursuit race held on the Cedar and Gold section course.  His finish placed him in the group of eight individual state meet qualifiers not on the winning team.  Fairbank’s teammate Senior Cody Johnson finished the day 13th in skate and 17th overall.  Johnson was satisfied with his performance in the grueling races having just recovered from a long lingering cold.

In team results the Ely boys captured first place in a hard fought battle with the Duluth East Greyhounds.  The Marshall boys team finished the day in 6th place out of the 11 teams competing in a very tough section.

The MSHSL State Tournament will be held on Thursday, Feb 14, 2013 at Giants Ridge.  Racing begins at 10:00am and will be broadcast live by WELY out of Ely, Minnesota

Junior Varsity & Junior High Championships

Posted by on February 5th 2013 in Events, Races

Junior Varsity & Junior High Championships

Rescheduled to Tuesday, Feb 12, 2013

Monday February 11, 2013

Spirit Mountain Nordic Trails

Duluth, MN

Format:  Freestyle (We will have a track set for skiers choosing to classic ski.)

Eligible skiers:  Any skier who did not qualify for the State Meet

Bib Pick-up: 11:30 (In the Nordic Chalet)

Coaches’ Meeting: 12:30 (In the Nordic Chalet)

Order of Start:

1pm  JV Boys – 5K

JV Girls – 5K

JH Boys 9th; JH Girls 9th – 3k

JH Boys 8th; JH Girls 8th – 3k

JH Boys 7th; JH Girls 7th – 3k

JH Boys 6th/5th; JH Girls 6th/5th -3k


Awards Ceremony: In front of the nordic chalet as soon as results are available for all races.

Awards: Top 10 boys and girls from each division.

Concessions: We will have a lot of soup and other goodies available inside the nordic chalet.

Coaches Information: read more Junior Varsity & Junior High Championships

Section 7

Posted by on February 5th 2013 in Events, Races

Link to Results

Link to Photoset

Link to Video of Boys Pursuit Start

2013 Cook County Invitational Pursuit Race

Posted by on January 29th 2013 in Events, Races, Team Communication

2013 Cook County Invitational Pursuit Race and LSC Championships

Photoset of the Event (mostly videos of Marshall Skiers)


Date: Friday, February 1, 2013.  Date Changed to Saturday, February 2, 2013
Coaches meeting & bib pickup 9:30 AM at Pincushion warming house
Where: Pincushion Mountain Ski Area on the Gunflint Trail. (Co. Rd. 12 is the Gunflint Trail – go through
“downtown” Grand Marais, turn left onto the Gunflint Trail, go about three miles to the Pincushion scenic
overlook (Pincushion Drive) and turn right. Warming house and primitive toilets on site.
ORDER OF START (Enter as many skiers as you want)
10:30 am start running clock. Racers double start at 30 second intervals with some gaps
between events to prevent unnecessary crowding.

Boy’s Varsity Freestyle 5.3K
Girl’s Varsity Freestyle 5.3K
Boy’s Jr. Varsity Freestyle 5.3K
Girl’s Jr. Varsity freestyle 5.3K
Boy’s Jr High Classic 2.8K
Girl’s Jr High Classic 2.8K
2:00 pm restart running clock
Boy’s Varsity 5.6K Classic Pursuit
2:40 pm(?) restart running clock after last Boy finishes
Girl’s Varsity 5.6K Classic Pursuit
Note: Only pursuit skiers will count towards the varsity team scores. (Unlike past years, there will be no
classic only option for either varsity or JV skiers)

Award presentations will be at the Pincushion warming house immediately following the race.
Varsity Pursuit: Medals for top 10
Varsity Pursuit Team plaques: 1-2-3, boys and girls
Jr. Varsity: Medals 1-5, Ribbons 6-10
Jr. High: Medals 1-5, Ribbons 6-10
Coaches Information
Start Lists must be received by 6PM Wednesday, January 30, 2013.
Send to: Steve Deschene timing@boreal.org , or on website www.boreal.org/~durfee.
Phone Dick Swanson at 218-370-1119 (if you have questions, no phone entries please!)

Cost: $5 per skier. Make checks payable to North Superior Ski & Run Club. Please pay when you
receive your bibs.

Race Invite PDF