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It's Not the Size of the Dog in the Fight...


September 9, 2021

Photo courtesy of Karen Guenther

New Glarus/Monticello Cross Country competed at Stewart's Woods in Verona, with the NGM Girls ending up with a victory and nearly perfect score. From left: Lily Maynard, Annika Ziperski, Emma Martinson, Dayna Karls, Mel Fink, Tenley Faber and Lucy Melvin delight in their first place win.

Like criminals returning to the scene of a crime, we quietly exit our vehicle and get ready for another ambush. This spring our team answered an invitation to be the first to inaugurate the newly completed Stewart's Woods cross country course. Imagine a virgin oak and hickory woods with wide paths winding up and down the hills and carpeted with lush bluegrass. Our small town team of shy girls stood next to the city Verona gals. The hosts appeared confident and ready to enjoy the three-mile race. Deep in that dark woods, the New Glarus-Monticello ladies passed their shocked competitors...

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