The combined ski teams from North Salem and John Jay opened the season impressively on Tuesday, as both the boys and girls teams scored wins over Blind Brook and Greeley at Thunder Ridge.
In the girls race, North Salem-John Jay had five of the top seven finishers, and six of the top 10, to beat both Greeley and Blind Brook.
NS-JJ had a combined team time (top five skiers) of 181.26, followed by Greeley (193.81) and Blink Brook.
Leading the way for the girls team were Dakota Adamec and Helen Eifert, who finished first and second overall, respectively.
Adamec had a best run of 32.95 and Eifert’s best run was 33.08.
Freshman Bonnie Singh was fifth overall (37.89), Alannah Fryer was sixth (38.66) and Amanda Ko was seventh (38.68), while Alice Levy placed tenth (41.74)
Rounding out the effort were Brianna Caleri (13th, 43.76), Renee Wallace (14th, 43.89), Eliza Sullivan (19th, 46.08) and Sarah Wallace (23rd, 49.8).
The North Salem-John Jay boys had a team time of 205.36 to easily beat both Blind Brook (242.64) and Greeley (243.46).
The boys team had the top four finishers overall, and ten of the top 12, despite the fact that its top skier, Bear Carlson, was out with an injury.
Scott Michaels was the overall winner with a best run of 38.29. Eighth grader Trace Beyer was second (41.22), freshman Jack Marschke was third (41.49) and Andrew Marderstein was fourth (41.91).
Freshman Jake Loeb placed sixth (42.45), followed by Brett Sweeney (eighth, 43.11), Ryan Reinke (ninth, 43.48), freshman Daniel Nueberger (tenth, 43.96), Ryan Ledwith (11th, 44.87) and Charles Bocklet (12th, 44.94).