“It’s only a little club . . . but we do big things.” - Chummy Broomhall
Chisholm Ski Club is located at Black Mountain of Maine Ski Area in Rumford, Maine. The Club has a rich tradition which dates back to the early days of the 20th century at its Spruce Street location and its mid 1900's days at Scottie's Mountain. Over the years the Club has hosted several world class nordic skiing events, including the 1950 World Championships, 1976 NCAA Cross Country Skiing Championships, 1991 National Biathlon Championships, 1993 US Cross Country Skiing Championships, 1993 U.S. Masters Cross Country Skiing Championships, 1996 National Junior Olympics, 1996 Chevy Truck U.S. Nationals, the 1999 NCAA Cross Country Skiing Championship, the 2003 Chevy Truck US Cross Country Championships, the 2004 Chevrolet US Cross Country Championships, the 2009 NCAA Cross Country Skiing Championships, the 2010 USCSA National Championships, and the 2011 and 2012 US Cross Country Championships.
The Mt. Blue boys captured the 2018 MPA Class A Nordic Championship on Black Mountain's John Roderick Trail System on February 23rd. This year's event featured a Nordic pursuit race, which was the first of its kind for the state championships. The Cougars finished with 40 points, while runners up Falmouth HS finished second with 57 points.
The individual winner of the men's pursuit race was Portland High School sophomore Liam Niles. Niles started the race just one second behind the Classical Champion Roy Varney of Leavitt and passed him during the first of two laps on the 2.5k course. Varney finished second in the pursuit, followed by Deering High School's Peter Jordan.
The Freestyle race gold medalist was Ethan Livingwood of Falmouth, who skated the course in :13:39.2. Taking the silver medal was Jordan, who crossed the finish line in :13:40.8. Winning the bronze medal was Alfie Walker of Fryeburg Academy with a tiem of :13:56.6.
Leavitt High School's Roy Varney took the gold medal in the 2018 Maine Class A Men's 5k Classical race at Black Mountain on February 22. Varney completed the two-lap course in :15:53.1. Finishing in second place was Liam Niles of Portland HS, who finished in :15:54.5. Grabbing the final podium spot was Peter Jorday of Deering HS, who crossed the finish line at :16:32.6.
Team scores have the Mt. Blue boys with a comfortable lead over Leavitt and Falmouth.
In the women's comtetition, it was Jennifer Wilbraham of Morse taking top honors, finishing the course with a time of :18:46.4. Grace Tumavicus of Deering took the silver medal with a time of :19:15.8. Mt. Blue's Emma Charles took the bronze medal with a finish of :19:37.8.
Races continue tomorrow with the 5k Freestyle pursuit. Races start at 9:00 am with the men going out first.
The MPA Class A State Alpine Championship Schedule has been adjusted due to this week's weather conditions. The times for Day 1 at Mt. Abram have been revised, and Day 2 has been moved to Black Mountain of Maine.
2018 MAINE PRINCIPALS’ ASSOCIATION
SKIING CHAMPIONSHIPS SCHEDULE REVISED 2/20/18
“CLASS A NORDIC”
Start times may be altered only by the Jury.
All coaches will be notified as events are changed or updated. Because of the weather, Thursday's races will use a two-lap, 2.5k course using the lap loop. The exact course will be announced after inspection and trail work in the morning.
DAY ONE: Thursday, February 22 -- Nordic Classical Competition
12:30 a.m. Nordic Coaches’ meeting at Black Mountain, Rumford
2:00 p.m. Girls’ Nordic Classical (Individual 15-Second Interval Start)
3:30 p.m. Boys' Nordic Classical (Individual 15-Second Interval Start)
Nordic Classical Awards will be presented after the girls’ races.
Audrey Heriz-Smith of Camden Hills High School won the KVAC women's giant slalom race at Black Mountain with a two-run combined time of 1:42.62. Jenna Hanrahan of Mt. Blue HS took second (1:46.99) with Hampen Academy's Brea Brown came in third. Rounding out the top 6 were Janiki Pakulski of Maranacook, Jordan Cummings of Edward Little and Maranacook's Katie Ide.
On the last day of competition in the 2018 MVC Skiing Championships at Black Mountain of Maine, Spruce Mountain's Julia Pomeroy captured the gold medal in girls giant slalom on February 13. Pomeroy's two-run combined time was 1:47:93 to beat out Alice Mackay of Mt. Abram, who took the silver. Ellie Leduc of Mountain Valley claimed the bronze medal. Rounding out the top 6 were Bailey Coates and Adria Plourde of Spruce Mtn. and Emma Berube of Mt. Abram HS.