The Chisholm Ski Club has launched it's annual membership drive. The club is made up of volunteers who's goal is to provide outstanding alpine and nordic skiing opportunities for young athletes at Black Mountain Ski Resort. All skiing enthusiasts are welcome as members of the Chisholm Ski Club. Presently we are made up of skiers, parents, former Chisholm Ski Club skiers and other people interested in supporting our mission. Annual dues of $15.00 per family are due in July of each year.
Rumford: The Fort Kent Boys, a balanced and deep team led in the slalom by Bryce Madore (5th), Austin Plourde (7th), Jonathan Haley (10th), and David Roy (13th) captured the 2017 Class B MPA State Alpine Championship at Black Mountain Ski Resort on February 22nd. Individual slalom gold went to Maranacook's Nathan Delmar, with a combined time of 1:21.70. Nick Newan, the GS champ from Mountain Valley, earned the silver, while Charles Dehass of Winthrop captured the bronze.
Other top ten finishers were Dehass's teammate Maguire Anaszewski (4th), Madore (5th), Curtis Gauvin of Mountain Valley (6th), Plourde (7th), Maranacook's Dennis Chiappetta (8th), Greenville's John Watt (9th) and Haley (10th).
The Mountain Valley Boy's were the Class B Alpine Runners Up, with Maranacook finishing 3rd.
Nick Newman of Mountain Valley High School and Shellby Cowin of Greenville High School captured the gold medals in the 2017 Maine Principals Association Class B Giant Slalom at Black Mountain on February 21st. Newman took top boy honors with times of 46.76 and 47.66 for a two run total of 1:34.42. Nathan Delmar of Maranacook HS had a combined time of 1:39.57 to win the silver while Greenville HS Junior John Watt came in third.
Chisholm Ski Club and Black Mountain Ski Resort are pleased to be hosting the Maine Principals Association Class B High School Alpine Championships. The races will take place during school vacation week on Tuesday, February 21st and Wednesday, February 22. We look forward to making this a great experience for all the racers who have come to compete.
The Chisholm Ski Club, Black Mountain Ski Resort, and NENSA are combining to host the 2017 Qualifying races for Nordic skiers hoping to earn a spot on the Maine teams that will represent our state at Eastern High School Nordic Championships to be held on March 17-19, 2017 at Mountain Top Inn & Resort, Chittenden VT or picked for the NENSA U16 Championships to be held on March 10-12, 2017 at Titcomb Mountain, Farmington ME. The sole purpose of the Maine Nordic Team Selection Race is to pick the 24 Male and 24 Female Athletes who will represent Maine at the Eastern High School Nordic Championships and at the U16 Championships. Below is the schedule for the day.
Due to the predicted high winds and cold weather, the races which were scheduled for Saturday March 4th have been moved to Sunday, March 5th. Same schedule, first race at 10AM.
Rumford: Fabian Stocek of Jilemnice, CZE and skiing for Dartmouth College skated to Freestyle Gold in Day 2 of the 2017 Bates Carnival on Februaty 25th. Stockek completed the 20K mass start in 51:15.9 to grab 1st place. Williams College's Jordan Fields of South Woodstock, Vermont captured the silver with a time of 51:22.5. Williams' Eli Hoenig, the winner of the 10K Classical race on Day 1, took the bronze, crossing the finish line in 51:48.9. Rounding out the top 10 were Luke Brown and Gavin McEwen of Dartmouth, Juri Miosga of UVM, Braden Becker of Williams, Silas Eastman of Colby, Nick Gardnier of Williams, and Koby Gordon of Dartmouth.
In the women's race Dartmouth's Lauren Jortberg of Boulder, Colorado won the Women's 15K Freestyle, completing the foggy course in 44.44.5. Olivia Amber of Colby College and Lake Nebagamon, Wisconsin finished in 45.03.2 to win the silver, edging teammate Amy Bianco of Eli, Minnesota who was right with her at the finish line at 45.03.5. Other top 10 finishers were Elizabeth Gill of UNH, Hannah Miller of Bowdoin, Lydia Blanchet, Abigail Drach, and Taryn Hunt-Smith of Dartmouth, Lucy Hochschartnet of Saint Lawrence, and Zoe Snow of Dartmouth.
Rumford: Eli Hoenig of Williams College and Sadie James of Bates College skied past the competition to capture Nordic Classical Gold on Day 1 of the Bates Carnival at Black Mountain Ski Resort on February 24th. Hoenig completed the 10K course in 28"56.0 to take first place, finishing 9 seconds ahead of teammate Braden Becker, who won the silver. Grabbing the bronze medal was Connor Hrynuk of UMPI, who skied the course in a time of 29:36.9.
James, a graduate of Mt. Abram High School in Salem, Maine, capture first place by completing the 5K course in 16:05.2. She was followed by University of Vermont's Alayna Sonnesyn, who finished in 16:26.3. Grabbing the 3rd podium spot was Iris Pessey of Vermont with a time of 16:42.3.
The races also served as the Chummy Broomhall Cup Championship. The award, named after legendary Chisholm Ski Club member and two-time Olympian Chummy Broomhall, is awarded to the top Maine Nordic College Ski Team based on results in the Classical race. This year the award went to host Bates College. Ray Broomhall, standing in for his brother Chummy, helped Andy Shepard present the award.
Competition continues tomorrow with the Men's 20K and Women's 15K Mass Start Freestyle Races on Chummy's 5K course. The men's race is scheduled to begin at 10:00 am, followed by the women's race at 11:30.