Julia Pomerroy was victorious in the season's first women's alpine race under the lights at Black Mountain on January 4th. The Spruce Mountain senior had runs of 35.28 and 37.76 for a two-run total of 1:13.04 to win the highly contested Giant Slalom race, which had 84 skiers. Hampden Academy's Ana Baldwin finished in second with a two-run total of 1:13.95, with Edward Little's Jordan Cummings right behind her at 1:13.97.
Katie Ide of Maranacook took fourth with a score of 1:14.00, Abbie Tyler of John Bapst was fifth, and Mt. Abram sophomore Alice MacKay was sixth.
Maranacook took top team honors for the girls with 767 points, followed by Rangeley with 736 points, and Spruce Mountain with 713.
In the boys race, Mt. Blue senior Sam Smith bested a field of 100 skiers to capture the win in the GS with runs of 32.86 and 33.82 (1:06.70). Finishing in second place was Colby Vandecker of Oxford Hills. The Viking junior had a total of 1:07.60. He was followed by Winthrop's lone skier, Maguire Anuszewski, who finished with 1:08.15.
Fourth place went to Tommy Bancroft of Oxford Hills (1:09.31). Rounding out the top six were a couple of sophomores, Jacob Tyler of John Bapst (1:10.28) and Mt. Blue's Jack Kearing (1:10.55).
Oxford Hills topped the boys' team scores with 780 points. The Cougars of Mt. Blue were second with 765 points and Maranacook finished in third with 740 points.
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Black Mountain of Maine opened up its 2019 Alpine Racing Season with a Middle School Giant Slalom on Jaunuary 3rd. Riley Jerome of Telstar came in first place with a two-run total of 1:15.49. Second place went to Mountain Valley's Jaden Boulanger with a combined time of 1:20.03. 3rd place went to Rosie St. Cyr of the Chisholm Alpine Race Team. Her time was 1:21.13. Other top 6 finishers were Breezy Quimby of Rangeley, Gigi Divivo of Telstar, and Amelai Stokes of Rangeley.
In the boys race, Rangeley's Charlie Pye captured gold with a combined time of 1:14.89. Coming in second place was Conner Brann of Lost Valley at 1:18.74, with Auburn Middle School's Ellis Slover taking third with a 1:18.86 score. Other top finishers were Thatcher Riley and Scottie Turney of Chisholm, and Rangeley's Tucker MacFawn.
In the first Nordic ski race of 2019 at Black Mountain Ski Resort, Falmouth made it a clean sweep with victories in the boys and girls 5k Freestyle on January 2nd. In the boys race, Ethan Livingwood took top honors for the Yachtmen with a time of 12:36.0. Finishing in second place was Roy Varney of Leavitt with a time of 12:41.6. Third place went to Nate Livingwood of Falmouth, who completed the course in 13:16.3. Rounding out the top 6 were Martin Horn (Freeport), Ben Rooks (Falmouth), and Vance Boyd (Flamouth).
Falmouth took top team honors with 789 points, with Freeport finishing second with 752 points.
In the girls race, the Yachtmen's Eva Clement took first place for Falmouth, crossing the finish line in 14:49.6. Right behind her was Emily Gerencer of St. Doms with a time of 15:27.2. Eliza Skillings of Maine Coast Waldorf finished in third place, completing the skate race in 16:01.0. Other top finishers were Karli Leighton (Mt. Ararat), Jaldyn Negley (Leavitt), and Allison Greuel (Freeport).
The girls from Maine Coast Waldorf had the top team score with 762 points, followed closely by Freeport with 760 points.
Maine High School Shootout
February 25, 2018
Race has been pushed back one day due to rescheduling of State HS Alpine meet
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Race Date: February 24, 2018
Host: Black Mountain of Maine
Event: Giant Slalom & Slalom
Start Time: 0900hrs (9:00am)
Milan Kubala of Stowe, Vt. captured the inaugural Black Midwinter SkiMo Classic at Black Mountain on Saturday, February 10, 2018. The event, which was part of the Winterfest Weekend, involves strapping climbing skins on skis to climb up the mountain before removing them to ski back down. Kubala, who was competing in a group of 5 skiers in the USSMA Certification Division, completed the 4 laps in 1:29:10,8 to capture the gold. Alton, New Hampshire's Josh Flanagan edged out Abraham Meyehofer of Weare, NH. Flanagan's time of 1:35:16.9 was about 6 seconds ahead of Meyehofer, who finished in 1:35:22.7.
Rumford, ME - Monmouth Academy's Ehtan Thombs outskated a small field of 14 skiers to take first place in Black Mountain's 5K Freestyle race on January 5th. The race consisted of two laps of an excellently groomed 2.5K course. Trailing Thombs was Dirigo's Justin Cantin and Camden Hills' Marley O'Neil.
In the girls race, Edward Little's Tyne Finnerty edged teammate Kirsten Main by .3 seconds to earn the victory. Finishing third was Nicole Whitman of Dirigo.
Race photos are available at https://rivervalleygraphics.smugmug.com/Skiing/Jan-5-2017-5K-Freestyle.