January 15, 2024: It was a beautiful bluebird sky day and another great race day for Jaden Boulanger,as she won her second race of the season at Black Mountain. The Mountain Valley senior won the women's Giant Slalom race with times of 37.40 and 36.79 for a combined time of 1:14.19. Rangeley's standout Breezy Quimby came in second with runs of 38.08 and 37.10 for a 1:15.18 combined score. Third place with to Gianna DeVivo of Oxford Hills. She had runs of 39.02 and 37.69 for a combined time of 1:16.71.
John Bapst's Ella Brochu came in fourth with a combined time of1:18.36, with Shelby Theriault of Fort Kent only .02 second behind her combined time to take fifth. Tying for sixth place with combined times of 1:18.43 were Mt. Blue's Abbey Goodspeed and Freeport's Rosie St. Cyr.
In the men's GS, Kaden Therialut of Fort Kent took the top honors. The Warrior had runs of 36.05 and 33.97 for a combined time of 1:10.02 in capturing the gold. Maranacook's Thatcher finished second with times of 36.77 and 35.98 for a combined score of 1:12.75. Taking the final podium position was another Fort Kent skier, Max Bois, who had a combined score of 1:13.50 on runs of 37.61 and 35.89.
Skowhegan's Asa Stroman took fourth place with a 1:15.36 combined time. Another Fort Kent skier, Fletcher Marquis, came in fifth with a 1:16.27 combined score. Rounding out the top six was Tristin Riley of Maranacook (1:16.62)
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Finn Hildebrand of CVA won the U12 division with runs of 40.29 and 39.91 for a combined time of 1:20.20. Coming in second place was Paul Thompson of Gould with a combined time of 1:25.07. Also climbing the podium with his third place finish was Deklan Taylor of Big Rock with a combined time of 1:26.53. Simms Patten of CVA and Pleasant Mountain's Max Doran came in fourth and fifth places respectively.
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Jaden Boulanger, the defending Maine Class B State Slalom Champion from Mountain Valley, was victorious in the opening slalom ski race at Black Mountain of Maine on Friday. Boulanger had runs of 58.00 and 1:00.23 for a combined time of 1:58.23. Ruby Dwyer of John Bapst High School, came in second with a combined time of 2:01.74. Maranacook's Phoebe Bell took third with a combined score of 2:02.19.
In the boys race, Thatcher Riley of Maranacook High School took the gold with times of 52.17 and 54.05 for a total of 1:46.22. Second place went to Edward Little's Ethan Levesque with a combined time of 1:54.57, while Riley's teammate Tristin Riley came in third with a combined time of 1:55.33.
The Chisholm Ski Club, Black Mountain of Maine and NENSA successfully hosted the 2023 Maine Event Cross Country Cross (XCX), despite unfavorable weather conditions. Undaunted by cool temperatures and a persistant drizzle, 52 competitors braved the conditions for a fun-filled roller skiing event consisting of hills, ramps, and a slalom course. The skiers especially enjoyed the three levels of the Black Mountain parking lot.
The races consisted of a timed loop followed by head-to-head elimination heats until a champion was crowned. In the Men's Open Dvision, Lewiston's Ellis Slover, skiing for Gould Academy defeated teammate Lucas Barstow to claim the championship. Tabor Greenberg of Vermont's Green Mountain Valley School finished 3rd.
In the Junior Men's Division, Henri Mccourt of Mt. Blue High School defeated Simon Goldstein, a Pittsford, NY native skiing for Colby College to take the crown. Third place went to Waterville's Andy Defor of Colby College.
The Women's Open Division, Bowdoin College skier, Emma Crum took 1st place with a final's heat victory over teammate Jori Grialou. Gould Academy's Nyla Scott took the final podium position.
The Junior Women's Division championship went to Nora Mccourt of Mt. Blue High School. She bested Bates College skier Izzy Glackin. Third place finisher was Mallory Raymond of Gould Academy.
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