After riding high all season, the East Ridge girls alpine ski team advanced Wednesday to the state alpine ski meet.
The girls team team finished second in Section 4A competition -- a top-two place good enough to earn the state berth -- held at Wild Mountain. Minneapolis Southwest took first in the girls team competition.
Members of the Park-Woodbury-East Ridge team also will be sending several racers to state.
They include East Ridge junior Elizabeth Koprucki, who won the overall Section 4A title -- her second section championship in as many years.