WINTER FUN: It's all downhill from here

SANDUSKY Chris Ketchum breathed heavily, puffing plumes of vapor into the cold air. The young
JACOB LAMMERS
May 24, 2010

 

SANDUSKY

Chris Ketchum breathed heavily, puffing plumes of vapor into the cold air.

The young athlete was red-faced but ready to embrace a snow-covered hill.

Chris is not an Olympic snowboarder or skier.

In fact, the 11-year-old Huron native is a sledder.

Chris and his friends joined area children as snow enveloped Edison Park in Milan about mid-January. The snow and some large hills made the popular winter sport possible.

Ketchum said the conditions were perfect since other sledders had packed down the snow, making it a smooth, fast ride.

"Just barrel down the hill. Don't mess around," Chris said. "Get straight to the point."

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