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Top 10 sports stories, No. 3: McKennis returns to the snow with a flourish

New Castle skier Alice McKennis had a year to remember, making a successful return from a tibial plateau fracture suffered during a super-G training run crash in January of 2011.

After many months of rehabilitating the left leg injury, McKennis returned to the snow with a flourish.

Her most gratifying achievement of the season came in February: a 10th-place downhill finish in Sochi, Russia, site of the 2014 Winter Olympics.

McKennis has a track record of making her home state proud in recent years, racking up a number of top-10 downhill finishes on the World Cup circuit. She also qualified for the U.S. Olympic team for the 2010 Vancouver Games.

In a December downhill race at Val d'Isere, France, McKennis came through with an eighth-place finish.

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The Post Independent Updated Dec 31, 2012 01:52AM Published Dec 31, 2012 01:43AM Copyright 2012 The Post Independent. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.