Mt. Blue completed a sweep of the Kennebec Valley Athletic Conference boys and girls skiing championships on Thursday at Black Mountain in Rumford.

The girls held on to edge Maranacook by one point, 192-193, after Thursday’s giant slalom and 5-kilometer classical cross country race. The Cougars held a 25-point lead after Wednesday’s slalom and freestyle results. But the Black Bears nearly caught up thanks in part to Rachel Tooth winning the giant slalom.

Tooth’s two-run total of 1:49.0 nipped Audrey Heriz-Smith of Camden Hills and Brooke Lever of Edward Little by one second. Maranacook’s Janika Pakulski finished in a three-way tie for sixth, while Mt. Blue’s Ellie Pelletier and Jenna Hanrahan were part of a three-way tie for ninth.

Mt. Blue won the team Alpine title, while Maranacook won the Nordic championship.

In Thursday’s cross country race, Black Bears Abby Despres, Laura Parent and Jaycee Greeley finished second, third and fourth, respectively. Despres’ time of 20:53 was three seconds behind winner Jenny Wilbraham of Morse. Mt. Blue’s Meg Charles and Miriam Cohen were sixth and seventh, respectively. Camille Kavanah and Emily Thibodeau of Maranacook rounded out the top 10.

While the girls were holding off Maranacook, the Mt. Blue boys added to their 52-point lead after Day 1, pulling away from Maranacook, 107-181. The Cougars swept the Alpine and Nordic titles

Maranacook’s Luca DeAngelis backed up Wednesday’s freestyle title with the classical championship, winning in 16:16.0. Tucker Barber of Mt. Blue was second, four seconds behind. Four other Mt. Blue skiers finished in the top 10 — Liam Welch (fourth), Thomas Wing (sixth), Nolan Rogers (seventh) and Sam Smith (10th). Maranacook’s Zach Holman was eighth.

Smith’s top 10 finish helped him cruise to the skimeister title, 49 points ahead of the runner-up, teammate Miles Pelletier.

Nathan Delmar of Maranacook was runner-up in the giant slalom, four seconds behind champion Maxx Bell of Edward Little. Mt. Blue’s Kyle Farrington was third and Pelletier seventh. Maranacook’s Zach Lacasse finished ninth.

The Mt. Abram girls won the Mountain Valley Conference team title. The Roadrunners were the only team to have team scores in all four events. Telstar also won the boys title as the only team with a complete overall score.

Monmouth’s girls won the Nordic title over Telstar.

The Mustangs’ Becki Bryant had a big day on the slopes and the trails, finishing first in the giant slalom and second in the classical race.

Bryant won the giant slalom with a combined time of 2:00.00, 17 seconds in front of runner-up Emma Berube of Mt. Abram, who was followed by Rebekah Howard and Jocelyn Stevens in the standings.

Carla Boyle-Wight of Telstar cruised to the classical win, beating Bryant by 34 seconds. Winthrop’s Jada Choate was fourth, Monmouth’s Shayna Frost eighth and Mt. Abram’s Risa Marble ninth.

Nick Newman of Mountain Valley won the boys giant slalom, topping Winthrop’s Maguire Anuszewski by 4.63 seconds. Charlie DeHaas of Winthrop was third. eventh and 10th, respectively.


HALL-DALE 35, WATERVILLE 34: The Bulldogs rallied in the fourth quarter to earn the win in Farmingdale.

Jazmine Taylor and Eric Lombard each scored 10 points to lead Hall-Dale.

Waterville (1-4) was led by Nick Belanger with 16 points and Lauren Anderson with 12.

WINSLOW 40, CARRABEC 30: Jacob Varney scored 14 points to pace the Black Raiders to the win in North Anson.

Dakota Land added eight points for Winslow (3-1).

KaitlinTatakis led Carrabec (0-2) with 12 points.

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