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.