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Sandy High Racers get in the spirit for the first annual Kelsey Hewitt Memorial Race on Mount Hood. Photos by Robin Cressy

388 Oregon high school ski racers got the racing season rolling with the first annual Kelsey Hewitt Memorial Run Race at Mt Hood Meadows on Monday, January 2. 

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Kelsey and Randy Hewitt. A new race has been created to honor Kelsey, who died in Dec. 2015 at age 25.

High School Alpine Ski racers will compete on January 2 in a season-opening fun race named in honor of a racer who died at the age of 25 in a tree well accident.

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Mac Heffernan, photo by Robin Cressy

Lifelong Mount Hood skier Mac Heffernan is feeling lucky to be alive after a tough crash into the rocks on July 30, but he will have to postpone his planned military career to recuperate from his wounds.

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State was great in Ashland this year. Photos and video by Robin Cressy

What happens when Oregon's top high school racers and their coaches and families descend on super-steep Mt. Ashland for year-end championship racing?

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Good weather and good times in Ashland. Photos by Robin Cressy

Editor's Note: Shred Hood Correspondent Robin Cressy was on the scene for Day Two of the Oregon Championship Ski Races at Mt. Ashland, and he filed this report from his motel room in between the races and the awards dinner. Congratulations to all on another excellent year of high school ski racing in Oregon!

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Intense pre-race rituals in Ashland. Photos by Robin Cressy

Editor's Note: Shred Hood Correspondent Robin Cressy was on the scene for Day One of the Oregon Championship Races at Mt. Ashland, and he filed this report from his motel room after a super-busy day on the mountain.

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It's good to be in Ashland after 5 hours in the car.

Editor's Note: Longtime ski racing coach and videographer Robin Cressy is on assignment in Ashland this week for the Oregon State Championships. Here's his first update, wired over from a motel in Ashland after a long day in the car followed by In-and-Out burgers and a 40-person hot tub party. Shred Hood will be running his updates as they arrive this week, with video, photos and stories from States. 

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Izzy Hoffman of Lakeridge High has won her first two league races in slalom and GS. Photo by Mike Juliana.

The high school season racing is out of the starting gates and ripping into 2016 with hundreds of high-energy competitors and all sorts of crazy Mount Hood weather.

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Carolina Maienza of Lincoln High races her way to first place in the slalom. Photo by Mike Juliana

High school racers from all over Oregon descended on Mt. Hood Meadows last week for a lively two days of racing, socializing and cheering on their teammates in warm, spring-like weather.

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Sarah Tucker of Lake Oswego races to eighth place in the 25th and final Cato Memorial on Mount Hood.

The 25th Christine Cato Memorial Ski Race at Timberline on Saturday was as lively as always, with the usual goofy costumes, high-speed wipe-outs and good-natured cheers. But the event also conveyed a bittersweet feeling, because it marked the last running of one of the most popular high school ski races in the country.

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