High school sports

Climbing back to top: Windjammer mountain bikers roll at Snow Bowl

By Staff | Oct 10, 2016
Photo by: Ken Waltz Camden Hills' Kyle Wood, middle, works a hill during the start of a high school mountain bike race on Oct. 8 at the Camden Snow Bowl.

Camden — The dynasty-driven Camden Hills mountain bike team literally rode back into town — well, make that the Camden Snow Bowl — for its only home meet of the season on Saturday, Oct. 8.

The meet was part of the weekend's Windjammer homecoming celebration.

Click for photos from this event.

Complete results from the event will appear later with this story.

Watch video and see more photos below.

On Saturday, riders from Camden Hills, Gould Academy of Bethel, Kents Hill, Maranacook of Readfield and independents were scheduled to participate.

The riders, in A and B groups, covered a tough, technical, hilly, demanding Snow Bowl course that began in mass starts for two races on the football/softball field and finished in front of the lodge.

Members of the Camden Hills team include Tristan Black, Finn Grannis-Phoenix, Ethan Andrus, Jacob Clemente, Jesi Mann, Kayla Olds, Natalie O'Neill, Cooper Russell, Owen Hilt, Zeb Pease, Clark Gleasner, Sam Luft, Kaden Harrison, Bryce Carlson, Sawyer King, August Gray, Nakita Preevelov, Simon Morin, Lucy Hayward, Zoe Zwecker, Kyle Wood, Charles Cooper, Connor Davis and Cedar Andrus.

The Windjammers have won 17 consecutive state titles and again appear deep and talented enough — as well as poised — to win an 18th championship.

Camden Hills amassed 182 points and Kents Hill finished second with 100, while other participating teams did not have enough team members to score as a team.

Boys ‘A’ individual results include: Drew Blackstone, KH, 55:59; Cooper Russell, CH, 56:57; Zeb Pease, CH, 1:01:28; Owen Hilt, CH, 1:01:45; Chris Erb, KH, 1:06:55; Kaden Harrison, CH, 1:07:29; Clark Gleasner, CH, 1:07:46; Sam Luft, CH, 1:08:52; Simon Morin, CH, 1:11:30; Makali Tipton, Ind., 1:12:01; Nikita Perevalov, CH, 1:15:12; August Gray, CH, 1:15:39; Bryce Carlson, CH, 1:16:10; and Sawyer King, CH, 1:17:33.

Boys ‘B’ individual results include: Gabe Fein, Mar, 37:58; Kyle Wood, CH, 38:33; Zach Knowlan, KH, 39:10; Charles Cooper, CH, 41:04; Connor Davis, CH, 43:33; Finn Grannis-Phoenix, CH, 44:00; Chandler Ballard, KH, 45:23; Michael Frampton, KH, 45:24; Gil Creelman, KH, 45:26; Cedar Andrus, CH, 45:53; Eli Keetch, KH, 47:47; Ethan Andrus, CH, 51:45; Nicholas Penczer, KH, 1:02:37; and Jacob Clemente, CH, 1:08:25.

Girls individual results include: Zoe Zwecker, CH, 1:18:52; Lucy Hayward, CH, 1:26:02; Jesi Mann, CH, 50:22; Maria Blaskova, KH, 56:23; Kayla Olds, CH, 57:30; and Becca Penczer, KH, 1:02:37.

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Camden Hills mountain biking
Camden Hills host mountain biking meet Oct. 8 at the Camden Snow Bowl. (Video by: Ken Waltz and Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Camden Hills mountain bikers have a fun during the team photo shoot. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Camden Hills' Charles Cooper. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Mountain bikers take off at the start of the first race. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Camden Hills' Zeb Pease (26), Owen Hilt (60) and Cooper Russell (23), among others. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Approaching the first hill on the course. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Camden Hills' Ethan Andrus, left, among others. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Camden Hills' Kayla Olds. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Camden Hills' Zeb Pease (26). (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Camden Hills' Owen Hilt (60). (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Camden Hills' Kaden Harrison, right, and Simon Morin. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Camden Hills' Simon Moran, right, and Sam Luft. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Camden Hills' Sam Luft. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Camden Hills' Clark Gleasner. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Camden Hills' Sawyer King, left, and Makail Tipton, an independent. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Camden Hills' Zoe Zwecker. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Camden Hills' Kyle Wood, right. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Camden Hills' Charles Cooper, left. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Camden Hills' Jesi Mann. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Camden Hills' Jacob Clemente. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Camden Hills' Lucy Hayward. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Camden Hills' Jesi Mann. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
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