Day 1 of the Maine Junior Ski League Championships kicked off on February 16th bridget reuschwith the girls 3k Classical Nordic race at Black Mountain. Bridget Reusch of Farmington Area Ski Team took top honors, completing the course in 11:22.2. Her sister and teammate came in second, finishing in 12:12.0. Third place went to another FAST skier, Kamryn Joyce, who crossed the finish line in 12:29.3. Rounding out the top six were Naomi Macgadney of Central Maine in 12:31.7, Nora McCourt of FAST (12:45.0), and Nellie Wotton of FAST (13:02.5). 
 
ellis sloverIn the boys race, it was Ellis Slover of Auburn taking the title with a time of 10:06.4. Second place went to Zachary Ross of Central Maine, who strided to a 10:30.0 finish. Bon Condit of Auburn grabbed third place, finishing in 10:59.1. Other top finishers were Beckett Cote of Central Maine (11:03.2), his teammate Lucas Newsom (11:24.4), and Carson Zundel of FAST (11:28.6). 
Day 2 of the competition will be held at Lost Valley in Auburn on Wednesday, February 27th with the 3k Freestyle beginning at 2:00 pm.
 
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Gordon Taylor, skiing for the Farmington Area Ski Team, captured the gold medaltaylor gordon gs in the Maine Junior Ski League Giant Slalom Championships under the lights at Black Mountain of Maine on February 16th. Taylor had a two-run time of 1:09.56 to top a field of 66 finishers. Finishing in second place was Riley Jerome of Telstar Middle School with a combined time of 1:11.38. Rangeley's Breezy Quimby took the bronze medal with a combined time of 1:13.12. Charlie Koenig of the Sugarloaf Area Ski Team came in fourth at 1:13.26. Ava Beaudin, an Independent came in fifth (1:14.16) with Nya Wolfe of SAST (1:14.80) taking sixth.

charlie pye gsIn the Boys GS, Charlie Pye of Rangeley took top honors with a combined score of 1:15.05, Grabbing the silver was Bryce Marcoux of Chisholm Alpine Race Team, finishing with 1:15.12. Taking the final podium position was Jett Lindel of Camden Snow Bowl in 1:15.54. Rounding out the top six were Emmet Marshall of CSB (1:16.57), Asa Stroman of FAST (1:18.05). and Landon Marquis of CSB (1:18.30).

The MJSL Championships continue on Wednesday, February 27th at Lost Valley in Auburn. The Alpine Slalom Championships are scheduled to begin at 10:00 am.

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