February 22, 2013

Class B skiing: Clippers emerge with two crowns

The Yarmouth boys hold off Maranacook and the girls dominate to win the state titles.

By Glenn Jordan gjordan@pressherald.com
Staff Writer

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SKIING STATE CHAMPS

CLASS A

BOYS: Falmouth

GIRLS: Falmouth

CLASS B

BOYS: Yarmouth

GIRLS: Yarmouth

CLASS C

BOYS: Freeport

GIRLS: Fort Kent

"We talked about how we needed a finish," Highland said. "We needed a good team run, and we needed to bring it home."

Each of the four moved up at least one place in the standings, with Grout taking second, Highland third, Lockwood 15th and Woodbury 17th. Maranacook placed three skiers -- Delmar, Kelby Mace and Alex Tooth -- among the top 10, but its remaining three either fell, straddled or missed a gate, allowing Cape Elizabeth to swoop in for second place in slalom, 37-38, behind Yarmouth.

"It was really scary," Woodbury said. "Both (injured teammate) Drew (Grout) and Coach (Bob) Grout were up there saying, 'Don't fall. Take a speed check if you have to around the turns. Just don't fall.' So I'm up there just super scared."

Yarmouth won the Alpine title 37-57 over Maranacook and extended its margin of victory in the overall chase, finishing with 114 points across four disciplines to 185 for runner-up Maranacook. Nine schools competed for the overall title.

"We talked about team skiing, what it means to win a championship as a team compared to winning as a singleton," said Yarmouth Alpine coach Bob Grout. "I'm really proud of these kids. They did the right thing. We talked a lot about the course. We talked a lot about speed management, because these were really well-set, tough courses."

Staff Writer Glenn Jordan can be contacted at 791-6425 or at:

gjordan@pressherald.com

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