Bantam Lake Ski Club trio makes its mark
Bantam Lake Ski Club members, from left, Kelly Hill, Sage Anne Pottbecker and Samantha Hill. Contributed photo
Bantam Lake Ski Club members Sage Anne Pottbecker, 13, and sisters Kelly, 15, and Samantha Hill, 13, stood out at the Connecticut Water Ski Championships in Avon recently.
Pottbecker, 13, competing in the girls’ 13-and-under division, finished first in slalom and jumps and second in tricks. She broke a 10-year-old state record in the slalom competition to solidify her top-10 national ranking in the event.
Kelly Hill, 15, competing in the girls’ 17-and-under division, finished first in slalom and tricks, while Samantha Hill, 13, was first in tricks and second in slalom and jumps in the girls’ 13-and-under division.
Pottbecker and the Hills will compete in the Eastern Regional Championships at the Twin Lakes Water Ski Park in Monroe, N.Y., this weekend. Pottbecker will also ski in the 75th Goode Nationals in Martindale, Tex., Aug. 9-12.