Jenny Wilbraham, skiing for Morse High School of Bath, won the initial nordic race at Black Mountain, finishing the women's 5K Freestyle race in :16:20.4. Mt. Ararat's Karli Leighton came in second with a time of :17:45.0. Leavitt's Tamra Benson time of:19:17.4 was good enough for third place. Benson's Hornet Teammates took the next three spots, with Chloe Veilleux, Jaidyn Negley, and Ava Petrin coming in 4-6 repectively. For complete results, click here
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.
Lizzie Dieterich of Oxford Hills Middle School captured the gold medal at the Black Mountain Kickstarter Giant Slalom on December 22nd.
Dieterich had the fastest times in each of the two runs (23.22 and 23.83) for a combined time of 47.05. Madison Papianou of Moutain Valley, racing for the first time since a knee injury sidelined her last season, came in second, followed by teammates Brooke Buotte and Lauren Pelletier. Auburn Middle School's Anna Howaniec and Gianna Boulet finished in fith and sixth.
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.
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.
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.
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.