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The future of the Chisholm Sk Club's youth program is bright, as evidenced by the season ending festivities at Black Mountain on Saturday, March 13th. 14 young skiers in two divisions completed 500m and 1k courses, displaying the skills that they developed this winter under the direction of Erin Haynes and her dedicated group of adult volunteers. The skiers in the Lollipop division were the first to race, with Dominick Desalle first across the finish line in the 500m course with a time of :2:28.. 2nd place went to shaylah Kilroy with a :3:47 finish. 3rd place went to Raegan Lyle, finishing in :4:06. Also finishing the race with great style were Dalton Viger and Emery Black.
In the Junior Mints division, Nora Haynes sprinted to the gold with a time of :8:03. Maddy Brown was the second older skier to stride to the finish, crossing the line in :8:55. Chloe Brown was third with a :8:58 finish. Sophia Souza had a great time of :9:33. Nora Brown was next across the line, finishing in :10:43. Right behind her was Isla Haynes at :10:46. Also skiing a great race were Addicu Bailey-Curry, Bretton Arsenault, Ainsley Black.
After the race, each skier was given a goodie bag as a reward for the effort and dedication. We are already excited about growing this program next winter.
The Chisholm Ski Club is made up of an army of volunteers dedicated to the goal of promoting sking for youth in the River Valley, Maine, New England and beyond. This page, titled The Red Jackets will highlight some of the people who work tirelessly behind the scenes to make this a reality. In these articles, we asked our volunteers 10 questions. In this week's article, we highlight our All-Seasons Iron Man Volunteer, Tom Carey
The Chisholm Ski Club hosted it's 1st Annual Tom Kendall Legends Race at Black Mountain on March 13th. The race was part of the Ski Museum of Maine's two-day event, with a Giant Slalom competition taking place on March 11th at Mt. Abram Ski Area and this 5K Nordic race on the John Roderick Ski Trails. Competitors in the Legends races were all 50 years of age and older.
Liz Repetto came across the finish second with a time of :22:18 to win ih the women's 50-59 age group.
Jeff Newson completed the course in :24:12 to win the men's 70 and older division.
Ann White crossed the line at :33:33 to grab the top spot in the women's 60-69 division.
Muzzy Barton finished the race in :30:40 while local legend Dan "Mouse" Warner skied a great pace and finished with a time of :35:31. John Kendall used a strong finish and a dose of adrenaline to stride to a :45:37 time. Former Rumford standout Rick Hale suffered an equipment malfunction, but manage to cross the line with only one ski still attatched to his book, a great display of determination.
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Thatcher Riley of Rangeley was the fastest skier in the Middle School boys giant slalom race at Black Mountain on Friday, February 19th. Thatcher had runs of 34.95 and 34.49 to win gold with his combined time of 1:09.44. Teammate Tristan Riley came in second with a two-run total of 1:10.72. Third place went to Orrin Slover, skiing for Auburn. Slover had a combined time of 1:12.35.
In the girls' race, Pheobe Bell, skiing for FAST, had runs of 35.22 and and 35.19 for a winning combined time of 1:10.41. Right behind her in second place was Adelle MacLeay of Rangeley who had a combined score of 1:10.92. Third place went to Madie Morton of FAST, who had a total time of 1:11.90.
Josua Smith, skiing for Mt. Blue HS, won the high school men's Black Mountain Slalom Race on February 18th with times of 42.93 and 43.92 for a two-run total of 1:26.85. Quinn Breen of John Bapst came in second, finishing the competition with a 1:26.96. Third place went to Jack Gilbert of Spruce Mountain, who had a two-run total of 1:33.05.
In the women's race, Jaden Boulanger captured gold with times of 47.03 and 49.24 for a combined 1:36.27 total. Edward Little's Courtney Larson grabbed the second spot with a two-run total of 1:37.78, while Sadie MacDonough of Mt. Blue took the final podium position with a 1:38.86 combined score.
Olivia Rand outskied a field of 19 skiers to take top honors in a women's High School Giant Slalom race at Black Mountain on February 12th. Rand, a junior who skis for John Bapst, had runs of 32..38 and 31.92 for a two-run total of 1:04.30. Taking second place was Rosie St. Cyr at 1:04.94. Jaden Boulanger took third with a 1:05.07. Rounding out the top six were Gabbie Gallant, Bella Devivo, and Courtney Larsen.
In the men's race, Jacob Tyler had times of 30.61 and 29.48 (1:00.09) to capture gold. Second place went to Mario Devivo with a combined time of 1:00.82. Connor Brann finished third with a 1:02.19 combined time. The next three spots were Nick Bancroft (1:02.44), Evan O'Donnell (1:03.88) and Jack Gilbert (1:05.16).
The Chisholm Ski Club and Black Mountain, in conjunction with Nonstop Nordic, hosted its first nodic race of the 2020-21 season on January 30th. The Classical style races were three in number, a 10k Citizens Race, a 5k High School Race, and a 3k Middle School Race.
Division winners in the Citizens Race were Kirsten Miller in the women's 18-29 age division. Miller, skiing for Colby Skiing, finished the 10k course on the Roderick Trail System with a time of 35:00.6. Pownal, Maine's Heather Liimikka won the women's 30-49 division, crossing the finish line in 46:20.4. Tracey Cote took the women's over 50 division in 38:26.7.
In the men's Citizen Race, Will Solow of Waterville captured gold in the 18-29 age division with a finish of 28:40.4. The 30-49 division winner was Justin Fereshetian of Sumner, Maine. His time was 31:15.4. Bruce Condit of Auburn was tops in the 50 and over division, finishing in 38:20.3.
At the completion of the 10k race, middle school skiers from around the state gathered in Broomhall Stadium for the start of the 3k race. Nora Condit of Auburn won the girls race, completing Scotty's 3066m course in 12:53.0. Second place went to Anneliese Collin of Portland with a time of 13:08.6. Lucy Fullerton of Kittery took third place with a time of 14:05.2.
In the boys Middle School Race, Tait Harvey of Cumberland won the gold with a 12:24.3 finish. Zeke Zelonish of Portland came in second with a 12:41.1 time and Auburn's Orrin Slover crossed the finish line in 13:15.6 to take third.
In the afternoon the competition returned to the Paul's 5k course, featuring the high school division skiers, divided into divisions of grades 9-10 and 11-12. The first girls' finisher in the freshman/sophomore division was Annabelle Brooks of Portland, who strided across the line in 17:57.2. Second and third places went to Bridget Reusch of Farmington and Elise Creagan of York.
The winner of the girls 11/12 grade division was familiar podium figure Emma Charles of Farmington, who completed the 4960m course in 15:57.5. Eliza Skillings of Gould Academy came in second at 17:18.3, while third place went to Brynne Robbins of Vienna with a time of 17:39.7.
In the high school boys race, Gould Academy's Eli Shifrin was the first across the line in 14:34.4. Ellis Slover of Lewiston was second at 14:52.9. Benjamin Condit fo Auburn took third with a time of 15:20.8
In the older division, Nate Livingood, skiing for Gould Academy, captured gold with a time of 14:03.2. Close behind him was Oakland's Caden Cote with a time of 14:16.9. Taking the final podium spot was Cumberland's Leif Harvey with a time of 14:36.5.
Special thanks to all the volunteers who helped make this race a success.
The next race in the series is the Born to Ski Freestyle Race at Pine Hill Trails in Bethel, Maine on February 6th.