2014 Winter Preview: Oxford Hills Alpine Skiing


Coach: Mike Grace (16th year)

Conference: KVAC; Class: A

Last season: Boys: Sixth at KVAC, second at states; Girls: Fourth at KVAC. 

Returning athletes: Boys: Seniors — Chris Burns; Sophomores — Ryland VanDecker, McKinley Murphy. Girls: Seniors — Annika Kahkonen, Miranda Murphy; Juniors — Ellie Bessette, McKayla Ivey

Key losses: Matt Michaud, Kieran Sadler, Todd Gustaitus

Promising newcomers: Boys: Freshmen — Carter Fillebrown, Cameron Bancroft; Girls: Freshmen — Caroline Burns, Samantha Cassidy

Season outlook: Although both teams are small, they look to be competitive. The returning skiers are experienced, and the freshmen coming in have the skills to help immediately.