The Yarmouth girls and Maranacook boys repeated as overall champions in Class B skiing. Fort Kent did likewise in Class C.

In Alpine competition condensed into one day because of Monday’s postponed races, the Cape Elizabeth girls successfully defended their Class B title Tuesday at Bigrock Ski Area in Mars Hill.

“It was a good ending to four long days,” said Capers Alpine Coach Jeff Davis. “It wasn’t looking too good after we came up Saturday to beat the storm and had two days to kill in Presque Isle.”

Emma Landes was second in giant slalom and third in slalom for the Capers. Emma Dvorozniak was second in slalom and third in giant slalom.

Margaret Elder of Yarmouth (giant slalom) and Erin Guilmet of Maranacook (slalom) won individual Class B Alpine titles. Among Class B boys, Bryce Smith (giant slalom) and Nathan Delmar of Maranacook (slalom) won. Alexa Pelletier of Fort Kent and Nick Newman of Mountain Valley swept the Class C races.

In 5K freestyle at Presque Isle’s Nordic Heritage Center, Kaelyn Woods of Gray-New Gloucester defended her Class B title and Yarmouth’s John Lane won for boys. Merriconeag earned its fifth straight Nordic girls’ title and third straight for boys. Forrest McCurdy and Tucker Pierce went 1-2, followed by Zach Neveu in fifth and Nick Neveu in seventh. Fiona Ahearne won the girls’ race ahead of teammates Samantha Pierce (third), Olivia Skillings (fourth) and Louise Ahearne (10th).

Yarmouth’s girls won the Class B Nordic crown, with Freeport in second. Emma Torres led the Clippers with a third-place finish, Grace Cowles was fifth and Lucy Alexander placed sixth. Elizabeth Martin and Lily Johnston finished 2-4 for Freeport.

The overall girls’ title is Yarmouth’s ninth in a row.

Maranacook’s boys won both Alpine and Nordic titles, with Freeport second in both as well as in the overall standings.


The Class A meet opened with slalom races at Mt. Abram and classical races at Stark’s Hill in Fryeburg.

Falmouth claimed all four individual titles. Siblings Tom and Krysia Lesniak won the slalom – Tom by close to three seconds, and Krysia by more than six.

In the 5-kilometer classical race, Gabe Mahoney dusted a field of 55 by more than a minute in 14:48, and London Bernier finished 27 seconds ahead of her nearest pursuer in a field of 59.

Through two of four events, Falmouth’s girls hold a commanding lead in the overall standings with 62 points. Fryeburg is in second (225), followed by Oxford Hills (226), Edward Little (251) and Greely (266).

Mt. Blue leads the boys’ standings with 82 points, followed by Leavitt (159), Greely (201), Oxford Hills (233) and Fryeburg (238). Falmouth is out of the running because it has only two Alpine skiers.

Falmouth leads Leavitt by five points in Nordic, with Iain Kurry (seventh), Devin Ventura (10th) and Ethan Cantlin (11th) backing up Mahoney.