The Camden Snow Bowl middle school ski team competed in three races at Lost Valley on Saturday, Feb. 2, which came off a successful home meet the weekend before.

The Nordic freestyle race came first in arctic temperatures that barely got above zero.

The middle schoolers competed on a 3.7-kilometer course comprised of a mix of terrain: flats, steeps and some downhill.

At noon the racers donned their Alpine gear for the first of two events, giant slalom, followed by slalom. Scoring was completed for each race. Mountain Valley, Camden, Oxford Hills, Farmington, Auburn, York, Mount Ararat, Maranacook and Sugarloaf Area Ski Team competed at the event.

On the Nordic side, the CSB boys finished fifth, behind Farmington, Auburn, York and Maranacook.

Ellis Slover won the race for Auburn in 12:12.2.

“This is a great result for us,” said CSB head coach Weber Roberts, “The boys are improving day by day and there aren’t many points separating us from a third-place finish at states next week.”

The CSB girls finished sixth.

“We were happy they competed at all as the girls race started the meet and temperatures at the start of the race were minus-2 on the hill. It took a lot of stamina to go out there and do that race,” said CSB assistant coach Todd Williams.

Kamryn Joyce won the race in 13:02.3, a full minute ahead of the next competitor.

CSB fared much better on the Alpine side of things. The boys took second in the giant slalom race, despite losing their top seed in a fall. Emmet Marshall and Ryan Southworth broke into the top 10 to lead the scoring.

The boys also took second in the slalom event with strong skiing by new fifth-grader Oliver Lee, who finished 12th on a hard track, the coaches said.

Conner Brann of Auburn won both races on his home turf.

The CSB girls finished third in the slalom and giant slalom. Lily Swanberg anchored the slalom event. “This was a significant improvement for her and for the team, and adds to the depth of the girls team,” said head coach Weber Roberts.

Lily Stowe, Zola Roberts and Abigail Williams traded spots among the top 10 and should be a significant threat at the state meet next week, the coach said.

Katie Yeaton from Farmington won the slalom with a combined time of 42.85 seconds and Nya Wolf of Sugarloaf won the giant slalom with a combined time of 54.02.


The combined times for two runs of slalom for CSB skiers were:

Girls — 4, Abigail Williams, 47.99; 5, Lily Stowe, 48.76; 10, Zola Robert, 53.52; 19, Lily Swanberg, 1:01.54; 20, Ava Tobias, 1:03.29; 23, Olive Walker, 1:06.86; 24, Maggie Metzler, 1:07.06; 25, Greer LaFiura, 1:07.53; 26, Piper Urey, 1:10.52; 33, Tegwyn Hearst, 1:18.05; and 36, Mae Gallage, 1:22.75.

Boys — 3, Jet Lindelof, 44.11; 5, Landon Marquis, 45.61; 10, Jaxon Lowe, 54.80; 12, Oliver Lee, 57.72; 25, Oliver Castle, 1:03.82; 45, Ian Larsen, 1:22.84; and 46, Ryan Andersen, 1:23.08. Emmet Marshall  and Ryan Southworth also participated.

The combined times for two runs of giant slalom for CSB skiers were:

Girls — 7, Abigail Williams, 58.12, 8, Lily Stowe, 58.39, 12, Zola Roberts, 1:00.15, 18, Maggie Metzler, 1:03.28, 19, Greer LaFiura, 1:03.35, 24, Piper Urey, 1:05.35, 25, Ava Tobias, 1:06.80, 26, Lily Swanberg, 1:06.92, 29, Olive Walker, 1:09.05, 31, Mae Gallage,  1:11.49; and 39, Tegwyn Hearst, 1:18.13.

Boys — 8, Emmet Marshall, 58.24; 9, Ryan Southworth, 58.32; 12, Landon Marquis, 58.87; 16, Jaxon Lowe, 59.51; 26, Oliver Lee, 1:03.05; 28, Oliver Castle, 1:03.62; 29, Ryan Andersen, 1:03.72; 38, Liam Day-Lynch, 1:06.21; and 41, Ian Larsen, 1:06.84. Jet Lindelof also participated.


Girls — FAST 16, YORK 37, AMS 56, MAR 66, OMS 69 and CSB 107.

Boys — FAST 23, AMS 34, YORK 48, MAR 61, CSB 70 and Dirigo 115.

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