Rumford, ME - In the first Nordic Ski Race of the season at Black Mountain Ski Resort on December 27th, Gould Academy skiers Marcus Wentworth and Stephanie Nicols took top honors in the Chisholm Ski Club's Kick In Sprints. These freestyle races consisted of timed 15 second interval starts, followed by quarter, semi, and final heats. Wenworth outdistanced Mt. Blue's Tucker Barber, who took second place in the men's division. Nicols, who had the 8th best time in the qualifying round, which included 107 skiers of both sexes, all ages. In the final heat, she defeated runner-up Julia Ramsey of Mt. Blue.
In the middle school competition, Bethel Outing Club's Eli Shifrin took first for the boys, while the top girl finisher was Emma Charles of FAST. Congratulations to all skiers for a great early season day of competion.
Race Photos are available at RVG Photos, a division of River Valley Graphics.
University of Maine Farmington's Matt Reid chased down teammate Thomas Wing to win the Men's UMF 7.5k freestyle race at Black Mountain on January 21st. Reid's time of 21:24.8 was about 4 seconds faster than Wing, who finished second. Jorday Fried of UMF came in third with a time of 21:37.1.
Mia Corcoran, skiing for Chisholm Ski Club race team, captured the gold medal in the Black Mountain Giant Slalom race held on January 20th. Corcoran bested the rest of the field with times of :36.92 and :35.49. Nya Wolf, representing Sugarloaf Area Ski Team, finished 2nd while Katie Yeaton of the Farmington Area Ski Team captured the bronze. Other top finishers were Madison Papianou of Mountain Valley Middle School, Hannah McMillan of Rangeley, and Sadie McDonough of FAST.
In the boys race, Sam Sherwood of Scarborough had the fastest two-run total of 1:07.27 to take the gold medal. Farmington's Josh Smith, last week's winner of the Chisholm Challenge Skimeister Award, garnered the silver medal (1:09.47) while Killian Marsh of Scarborough earned the final podium position with a 1:11.07 two-run total. Rounding out the top six for the boys were Tyler Smith of Auburn, Charlie Pye of Rangeley, and Spruce Mountain's Reece Davis. Congratulations to all of the skiers.
Despite the rain and warm temperatures that plagued the ski areas recently, Black Mountain was able to pull of a very successful Chisholm Challenge on January 15th. Capturing middle school gold during the day were Mia Corcoran (girls Giant Slalom), Josh Smith (boys Giant Slalom), Emma Charles (girls Freestyle) and Josh Smith (boys freestyle). Read More
Jenny Wilbraham, skiing for Morse High School of Bath, won the initial nordic race at Black Mountain, finishing the women's 5K Freestyle race in :16:20.4. Mt. Ararat's Karli Leighton came in second with a time of :17:45.0. Leavitt's Tamra Benson time of:19:17.4 was good enough for third place. Benson's Hornet Teammates took the next three spots, with Chloe Veilleux, Jaidyn Negley, and Ava Petrin coming in 4-6 repectively. For complete results, click here
The Chisholm Ski Club has launched it's annual membership drive. The club is made up of volunteers who's goal is to provide outstanding alpine and nordic skiing opportunities for young athletes at Black Mountain Ski Resort. All skiing enthusiasts are welcome as members of the Chisholm Ski Club. Presently we are made up of skiers, parents, former Chisholm Ski Club skiers and other people interested in supporting our mission. Annual dues of $15.00 per family are due in July of each year.
Lizzie Dieterich of Oxford Hills Middle School captured the gold medal at the Black Mountain Kickstarter Giant Slalom on December 22nd.
Dieterich had the fastest times in each of the two runs (23.22 and 23.83) for a combined time of 47.05. Madison Papianou of Moutain Valley, racing for the first time since a knee injury sidelined her last season, came in second, followed by teammates Brooke Buotte and Lauren Pelletier. Auburn Middle School's Anna Howaniec and Gianna Boulet finished in fith and sixth.