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Rumford, ME: Emma Charles, skiing for the Farmington Area Ski Team (FAST), completed the 2017 Jr. Sassi 3K Classical Race at Black Mountain Ski Resort in 11:27.4 to win the gold on beautiful conditions January 28, 2017. Finishing in the second spot was Eliza Skillings of Maine Coast with a time of 11:35.7. Taking the bronze was Charles teammate Bridget Reusch, who completed the race in 12:02.3. Other top finishers were Portland's Sierra Clark, Central Maine Ski Club's Cloe Sisson, Ella Raymond (Portland), Zuzia Varney (Portland), FAST's Moriah Reusch, Mia Digiralomo (CMSC), and Brynne Robbins of Farmington.

In the team scoring, it was FAST taking the top spot with an impressive team score of 22 points. They were followed by CMSC with 45 points while Portland came in third with 60 points.
 
In the boys' competition, it was Farmington's Jackson Joyce taking the top podium position with a time of 11:20.1. He was followed by Portland's Ben Horrisberger, who skied to a tune of 11:24.1. Nate Livingood of Falmouth grabbed the final medal position with a time of 11:31.8. Rounding out the top 10 were Telstar's Eli Shifrin, Mountain Valley's Aaron Labrash, Gray-New Gloucester's William Maines, Deven Edge of Auburn, Jayshaun Wright of Mtn. Valley, Telstar's Dylan Greenberg, and Burke Macleay of CMSC.
 
Top boys team honors went to Auburn with 56 points. Central Maine Ski Club was second with 84 points with Telstar taking third place with 75 points.
 
Complete results may be accessed by clicking here.
 

River Valley Graphics photos are available here.

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Rumford, ME: The Mt. Blue Men and Womens Nordic Ski Teams made it a clean sweep at the 2017 Jonathan Sassi Memorial 5K Classical Race at Black Mountain Ski Resort on January 28th. Leading the girls team was gold medalist Julia Ramsey, who finished the course in 16:59.8. She was followed by Maranacook's Laura Parent (17:29.7) and teammate Meg Charles, who completed the course in 17:47.4. Other top ten finishers were Deering's Ewka Varney, Maine Coast's Louise Ahearne, Maranacook's Abb Despres, Gould Academy's Izzy Chase, Yarmouth's Hannah Corey, Freeport's Lily Horne, and Mt. Blue's Gretchen Huish.

In team competition Mt. Blue girls finished with 25 points to take the team championship, followed by Maranacook HS with 47 points and Yarmouth HS with 78.

In the men's race, Mt. Blue's Tucker Barber continued his outstanding winter by capturing the top spot by finishing the world's class course in 13:38.5. Freeport's Yacob Olins finished second with a time of 14:27.2, while John Lane of Yarmouth took the final podium spot, finishing in 14:30.6. Rounding out the top ten were Zach Holman of Marancook, Caleb Niles from Deering, Freeport's Bennett Hight, Maranacook's Mark McLaughlin, Cameron Bancroft of Oxford Hills, Nolan Rogers of Mt. Blue and Deering's Peter Jordan.

In a very tight race for the team championship, the boys from Mount Blue came in 1st with 39 points, followed by Maranacook with 40, and Freeport finished 3rd with 44 points.

For Complete Results, click here.

Race photos are available at https://rivervalleygraphics.smugmug.com/Skiing/2015-Sassi-Memorial-5K.

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JUNIOR – SASSI MEMORIAL

CROSS COUNTRY INVITATIONAL

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JANUARY 28, 2017

BLACK MOUNTAIN OF MAINE

39 GLOVER ROAD

RUMFORD, MAINE 04276

Download 2017 Jr. Sassi Memorial Schedule pdf

SASSI MEMORIAL

CROSS COUNTRY INVITATIONAL

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JANUARY 28, 2017

BLACK MOUNTAIN OF MAINE

39 GLOVER ROAD

RUMFORD, MAINE 04276

 Download 2017 Sassi Memorial Schedule pdf

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