Classical or Freestyle, it doesn't seem to matter much to Farmington's Emma Charles. She continues to have success at the John Roderick Trail System at Black Mountain, skiing the Jr. Sassi 3K in :10:14.4 to capture 1st place on January 27th. It was the second victory for Charles on the storied trails in Rumford, having won the Chisholm Challenge 3K freestyle on January 15th. Zuzia Varney of Portland had the second fastest time, finishing the course in :11:06.1. Farmington Area Ski Team took the next four spots with Brynne Robbins grabbing the bronze medal with a time of :11:29.3. She was followed by teammates Kamryn Joyce (:11:41.7), Bridget Reusch (:11:46.7), and Moriah Reusch (:11:48.5). Also finishing in the top ten were Frannie Freeman and Meribel Collin or Portland, Sanja Hirsch of Maranacook, and Naomi McGadney of Central Maine Ski Club.
In the boys race, Nate Livingood of Falmouth was crowned the boys Jr. Sassi Champion, skiing into Broomhall Stadium with the day's fastest time of 9:07.0. Taking second place was Eli Shiffrin of Telstar MS in Bethel. His time was 9:45.3. Portland's Ben Horrisberger earned his spot on the podium with a time of :10:02.4. Rounding out the top ten were Central Maine's Caden Cote (:10:03.0), Mt. Abram's Cam Walters (:10:24.6), Eoin O'Mahoney (:10:41.2) and Corey Beckett (:10:57.1) of CMSC, Daniel Niles (:11:03.2) and George Theal (:11:12.4) of Portland, and Ellis Slover (:11:12.6) of LABK.
In team scoring, the Farmington Area Ski Team captured the girls win with 13 points. Portland came in second with 28 points, followed by Central Maine Ski Club with 61. In the boys team scoring, CMSC and Portland tied for top honors with 33 points with FAST coming in third with 72 points.