Having its first meet of the season canceled due to lack of snow seems to happen on a regular basis for the Camden Hills Nordic ski team, but this season was a welcome change of pace for the Windjammers.

Not only did the high school team get plenty of local snow — as did much of the state — to train, it got in its season-opener at the Billy Chenard Memorial Nordic Race on Saturday, Dec. 16 at Sugarloaf.

While the Windjammers had only six participants, each gained valuable course experience as the Camden Hills girls finished seventh among 16 teams and the boys 16th among that many squads.

The Mount Blue of Farmington girls and the Central Maine Ski Club boys won their races with 48 and 33 points, respectively.

The girls team scores were: Mount Blue 48, Maranacook of Readfield 53, Gould Academy of Bethel 56, Orono 65, Central Maine Ski Club 83, Leavitt of Turner 111, Camden Hills 140, Telstar of Bethel 141, Falmouth 143, Oxford Hills of South Paris 149, Monmouth Academy 164, St. Dominic Academy of Auburn 173, Mount Ararat of Topsham 186, Boothbay Region 186, Mount Abram of Strong 200 and Winthrop 212.

The boys team scores were: Central Maine Ski Club 33, Mount Blue 34, Leavitt 65, Maranacook 72, Mount Abram 102, Oxford Hills 105, Falmouth 111, Edward Little of Auburn 135, Gould Academy 175, Telstar 180, Boothbay Region 185, Monmouth Academy 190, Dirigo of Dixfield 198, Gardiner 207, Winthrop 216 and Camden Hills 225.

The individual Camden Hills results included:

Girls — 14, Grace Wrona, 11:40.4; 30, Claire Pierce, 13:10.9; 47, Hannah Nolan, 14:52.3; and 57, Ciara Richter, 20:40.4.

Boys — 63, Ian Orsmond, 14:52.6; and 67, Noah Morgan, 18:15.2.

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