Our Opinion: Greylock's winning skiers

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Here in ski country, Berkshire hill school skiers can be expected to shine in state competitions and they rarely disappoint. Earlier in the week at Notchview Reservation in Windsor, the Mount Greylock girls and their powerhouse counterpart from Eastern Massachusetts, Concord-Carlisle, finished in the first-ever tie for first place at the state Nordic champsionships, with the Mounties claiming their fourth consecutive state title. The Greylock boys finished second to Concord-Carlisle, while Lenox, another Berkshire cross-country power, finished a close third in the girls race and fourth in the boys competition. The Berkshires have produced a number of world-class Alpine and Nordic skiers over the decades who have represented the U.S. on the international circuit and in the Olympics, making it the winter equivalent of Berkshire baseball, as a surprising number of county ballplayers have gone on to play in the Major Leagues. The Mounties' remarkable Nordic consistency over the years is a tribute to a long line of fine skiers, supportive parents and a top notch group of dedicated coaches.

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