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
It is with great sadness that we announce the loss of Black Mountain and Chisholm Ski Club legend Chummy Broomhall. Chummy, 98 years old, passed away December 30, 2017. His family is planning a life celebration to be held this summer. Details of the life celebration will be posted as the family finalizes the arrangements.
In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting donations be made to the:
Chummy Broomhall Maine Nordic Ski Fund
C/O The Maine Community Foundation
245 Main St.
Ellsworth, ME 04605
This fund will benefit aspiring nordic/biathlete skiers from Maine who may need some financial support to pursue their dreams of making it to the Olympics.
You will be missed Big guy
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.
Rumford, ME - Monmouth Academy's Ehtan Thombs outskated a small field of 14 skiers to take first place in Black Mountain's 5K Freestyle race on January 5th. The race consisted of two laps of an excellently groomed 2.5K course. Trailing Thombs was Dirigo's Justin Cantin and Camden Hills' Marley O'Neil.
In the girls race, Edward Little's Tyne Finnerty edged teammate Kirsten Main by .3 seconds to earn the victory. Finishing third was Nicole Whitman of Dirigo.
Race photos are available at https://rivervalleygraphics.smugmug.com/Skiing/Jan-5-2017-5K-Freestyle.