The Falmouth boys and Fryeburg Academy girls won twice-delayed Class A Alpine skiing state championships Saturday afternoon at Black Mountain in Rumford.

Organizers pushed back the meet, originally scheduled for Tuesday and Wednesday at Mt. Abram, because of Wednesday’s unusually warm weather that melted snow. After Friday’s giant slalom at Mt. Abram, skiers moved to Black Mountain for Saturday’s slalom.

“We had actually grass and rocks showing in some of the turns,” said Falmouth Coach Tip Kimball, whose boys won for the second year in row. “It was thin, but the mountain did a terrific job in being able to pull this off, period.”

Falmouth freshman A.J. Noyes won the slalom title with a two-run time of 1 minute, 23.72 seconds. Senior teammate Owen White was runner-up at 1:27.00.

For the second straight day, Falmouth packed four skiers among the top 10 finishers. Freshman Ben Keller was fifth and junior Gibson Scott was ninth.

Falmouth wound up with a two-day total of 39 points, well ahead of runner-up Oxford Hills, at 136. Edward Little was third at 143, followed by Freeport (203), Marshwood (207) and eight other schools.

“It was soft and really mushy, but it was impressive how good the courses were,” Noyes said. “For the first run, it was about being smooth. For the second, it was more about hanging on through the finish line.”

The girls and boys skied on separate courses for their first run Saturday morning, but skied on the same course in the afternoon, with 76 girls preceding the 82 boys.

“It was a little dicey in the second run,” Kimball said. “We had to make sure we got four boys over the finish line, and we lost two of them. It was tough skiing – very soft, spring-like conditions and ruts up to your eyeballs.”

Falmouth had taken a 39-point lead over Edward Little in Friday’s giant slalom. Oxford Hills moved up from third to second Saturday.

“We have a pretty deep team, so we knew if we all focused on skiing clean we’d be able to put down the runs we needed,” said Falmouth’s White. “We had a couple fumbles (Saturday), but our depth allowed us to make it out of it.”

Cheverus junior Annesley Black swept the girls’ giant slalom and slalom for the second straight year. She moved up from second place after the opening run to edge Fryeburg junior Brooke Juneau by less than a second in a combined time of 1:27.77.

Fryeburg, whose girls won the Class A Nordic title Friday at Black Mountain, extended what had been a two-point lead after the giant slalom and beat runner-up Edward Little by 16 points, 137-153. Falmouth was third at 178.

Other scorers for Fryeburg were junior Abigail Novia (fifth), senior Sophie Duane-Leavitt (23rd) and junior Mae Milo (43rd).

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