Sectionals day one in the books

Sully Fogarty skis in the slalom on Wednesday at Mount Pisgah in Saranac Lake. (Enterprise photo — Lou Reuter)
Ryley Fischer approaches a gate during her second slalom run Wednesday at Mount Pisgah during Section VII alpine championship racing. (Enterprise photo — Lou Reuter)

SARANAC LAKE — The two-day Section VII alpine ski championships kicked off Wednesday with slalom racing at the Mount Pisgah ski center in Saranac Lake.

The competition featured skiers from both Saranac Lake and Lake Placid and included two slalom runs. Saranac Lake junior Sully Fogarty turned in the fastest run for the boys on his second trip down the course. He set the pace with a time of 40.33 seconds.

After wiping out on her first run, Saranac Lake’s Ryley Fischer bounced back on her next attempt, finishing fastest for the girls with a time of 41.33 seconds.

The Section VII races wrap up today at Mount Pisgah with the giant slalom.

Skiers are attempting to qualify for the New York State Public High School Athletic Association championships being held at Bristol Mountain on Feb. 26-27.


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