Kings of the hill: CSB boys Alpine ski racers win state titleCamden Snow Bowl boys, girls compete in state middle school championships
Bridgton — The Camden Snow Bowl middle school Alpine ski racing team won the state Class B championship in the boys division on Wednesday, Feb. 26 at Shawnee Peak.
The CSB girls also raced in the event.
The state Alpine finals for sixth-, seventh- and eighth-grade student-athletes was held on a crisp, clear day, with views all the way to Mount Washington from the summit.
The CSB boys team, unbeaten throughout the winter season, dominated the event, as the locals bested 10 teams for the state crown.
The Class B championships included opponents CSB did not race against during the regular season, which made the first-place finish more special. The CSB boys skied against and defeated nearly every team in the state in Classes A and B during the regular season.
The Feb. 26 state meet comprised of two runs of slalom and giant slalom for each skier. The team with the lowest combined score for the top four finishers in both disciplines finished first.
The CSB racers placed six of its eight team members among the top 20 in both events.
"The really great thing about this team is that every kid on the team is competitive and every single one of them makes a contribution," said CSB coach Weber Roberts. "We have a couple of standout eighth-graders, but all of them are constantly striving to improve their technique, which is all you can wish for as a coach."
The overall boys team scores were: CSB 64, Cape Elizabeth 98, Falmouth 110, Yarmouth 117, Scarborough 249, Freeport 253, Greely of Cumberland 315, Shawnee Area Ski Team 379, Gray-New Gloucester 390 and Hebron no score.
Scoring for CSB in boys slalom (with the skier's school included) were: Aidan Manahan, Great Salt Bay, 5; Michael Frampton, Ashwood-Waldorf, 9; Sawyer King, Appleton Village School, 10; and Caellen Roberts, Hope Elementary School, 12.
Scoring for CSB in boys giant slalom were: King, 4; Aiden Roberts, Hope Elementary School, 5; Manahan, 8; and Frampton, 11.
The combined two-run times for the CSB boys in slalom were: 5, Manahan, 56.50; 9, Frampton, 57.50; 10, King, 59.26; 12, C. Roberts, 1:02.05; 14, Cedar Andrus, 1:03.48; 18, A. Roberts, 1:06.65; 24, Ethan Andrus, 1:13.27; 32, Max Moore, 1:26.05; 38, Simon Fedarko, 1:29.78; and 40, Thomas McClellan, 1:31.54.
The combined two-run times for the CSB boys in giant slalom were: 4, King, 50.81; 5, A. Roberts, 51.52; 8, Manahan, 51.70; 11, Frampton, 53.20; 13, C. Andrus, 54.31; 18, C. Roberts, 55.47; 27, Fedarko, 57.79; 31, E. Andrus, 58.59; 41, Moore, 1:04.32; and 56, McClellan, 1:10.67.
The CSB girls placed fifth behind an exceptional performance by Samantha Zwecker of Camden Elementary School.
"The girls fought hard for every point and skied with heart against a very competitive field," said coach Mike Bridges.
The overall girls team scores were: Scarborough 80, Yarmouth 104, Greely 121, Cape Elizabeth 146, CSB 164, Shawnee Peak 195, Falmouth 228, Freeport 298, Gray-New Gloucester 334 and Hebron 351.
Scoring for CSB in girls slalom (with skier's school included) were: Zwecker, 4; Courtney King, Appleton Village School, 24; Vika Santoro, Lincolnville Central School, 33; and Hazel Delehey, Camden-Rockport Elementary School, 37.
Scoring for CSB girls in giant slalom were Zwecker, 8; Santoro, 13; Jesi Mann, 20; and Katherine Dailey, 26.
The combined two-run times for the CSB girls in giant slalom were: 8, Zwecker, 53.21; 13, Santoro, 55.20; 20, Mann, 57.20; 26, Dailey, 59.27; 30, King, 59.85; 34, Brinley Harrison, 1:03.49; 38, Sophie Moore, 1:05.29; 41, Annika Charland, 1:05.75; 42, Lindsey Reilly, 1:05.82; 45, Annabelle Williams, 1:07.03; 49, Delehey, 1:08.10; and 64, Molly McClellan, 1:25.34.
The combined two-run times for the CSB in girls slalom were: 4, Zwecker, 1:01.04; 24, King, 1:14.96; 33, Santoro, 1:25.91; 37, Delehey, 1:29.81; 39, Moore, 1:33.42; 40, Mann, 1:34.03; 47, Charland, 1:40.72; 50, Williams, 1:43.71; 51, Dailey, 1:45.43; 54, Reilly, 1:49.19; 58, Harrison, 1:58.20; and 63, McClellan, 2:28.67.