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ALPINE SKIING: Stone leads Warrior girls to first-place finish

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KIMBALL — Savannah Stone battled a course that had icy and soft conditions and raced to a time of 47.31, which was good for a first-place finish for Brainerd at the St. Cloud/Annandale Invite at Powder Ridge on Tuesday.

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Alex Stone finished third at 53.71, Ashley Fitterer was fourth at 54.49 and Emily Aga and Grace McGuire also placed in the top 10 for Brainerd.

“We always have high expectations of Savannah and she didn’t let us down,” said Warriors coach Jim Ruttger. “They had to deal with a lot of different conditions and to place four in the top seven says a lot about the girls team.”

Garrett Lee was the top finisher for the Brainerd boys with a time of 56.23, which was good for 14th place. The Warriors finished fourth as a team.

Boys team scores: 1-St. Cloud Area 115, 2-Lakes Area Alpine 95, 3-Annandale Coop 63, 4-Brainerd 60

Individual winner: Mike Hilbert (SCA) 44.16

Brainerd results: 14-Garrett Lee 56.23, 19-Tristan Elsenpeter 62.39, 20-Gabriel Gibson 62.95, 22-Grant Madison 64.29, 27-Grant Kosobud 69.05, 28-Ben Thoele 70.76, 29-Logan Waidelich 72.16, 33-Calvin Johnson 77.07.

Girls team scores: 1-Brainerd 69, 2-St. Cloud Area 41, 3-Annandale Coop 29, 4-Lakes Area Alpine 18

Individual winner: Savannah Stone (Brd) 47.31

Brainerd results: 3-Alex Stone 53.71, 4-Ashley Fitterer 54.49, 7-Emily Aga 58.73, 9-Grace McGuire 61.04, 11-MacKenzie Dondelinger 61.63, 12-Paige Fitterer 64.14.

Next: Brainerd in MLK Invitational at Giants Ridge, Biwabik, 9 a.m. Saturday.

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