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The 2020 Kennebec Valley Athletic Conference and the Mountain Valley Conference held their combined league championships on Wednesday February 5th at Black Mountain of Maine in Rumford and on Saturday, February 8th at Titcomb Mountain in Farmington.

  

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Skiing in his final MVC Championship, Jacob Paradis of Spruce Mountain High School had a two-run total of 1:29.17 to claim the crown of Mountain Valley Conference boys 2020 Slalom Champion. Taking second place was Aaron Labrash of Mountain Valley HS with a combined time of 1:34.64. Also grabbing a podium spot was Rangeley's Charlie Pye, who won the Giant Slalom Championship during day 1 of the alpine competition. His time was 1:34.99.

Coming in fourth was Paradis' teammate Brandon Coate at 1:36.85. Fifth place went to Mt. Abram's Sullivan Butler while the Roadrunners' Tre Pease took sixth place.

Other top racers were Daxton Williams of Rangeley HS, Ian Allen of Mt. Abram, Spruce Mountain's Matt Fenalson and Tyler Freeman of Mountain Valley.

Paradis' Phoenix capture the team Alpine chamionship.

In the ladies competition, Alice MacKay of Mt. Abram High School took the gold medal with a combined total of 1:23.49. Mountain Valley sophomore Maddy Papianou took the silver with a total of 1:25.79. Bronze went to Adria Plourde. The Spruce Mountain senior's time was 1:26.93.

Plourde's skimate, Bailey Coates, took fourth with a time of 1:27.39. Rangeley's sophomor Bristol Quimby grabbed fifth place with a 1:27.82 as her  teammate Autumn Williams was sixth at 1:30.73.

Rangeley also took the next two spots with Amelia Stokes and Mya Laliberti finishing seventh and eigth. Mountain Valley's Ellie Leduc skied well in her final MVC race to take ninth. Another senior, Grace Harmatys of Spruce Mountain, came in tenth.

With their strong skiing ove the two days of competition, the Rangeley girls captured the 2020 MVC Alpine Championship.

 

 

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Mt. Abram sophomore Emily Kidd captured the girl's 2020 MVC Nordic Classical Championship with a time of 20:12.0 at Titcomb Mountain on February 8th.  The second best time on the 5k course belonged to Orono's Leah Ruck, the MVC Freestyle Champion, with a time of 21:08.4. Coming in third was Sam Allen, skiing for the Winthrop Ramblers, who crossed the line at the 21:22.6 mark.

Allen's teammate, Alexis Emery, came in fourth (22:23.0). Krista Bass of Orono was fifth, with May Deming taking the sixth spot. Also finishing in the top 10 were Megan Gerbi and Amneh Wise of Orono, Phoebe Dow of Winthrop, and Dirigo's Savannah Williams.

Kidd also won the pursuit race, followed by Ruck and Allen.

In the boy's race, Alex Hemingway copped his second title of the championship, completing the boys 5k Classical in 15:44.1. The Mt. Abram sophomore won the freestyle race on Wednesday at Black Mountain. Taking second place in the Classic event was teammate Cam Walters, who finished in 17:07.0. Climbing to the last podium position was Abrahm Geisinger of Spruce Mountain, who completed the course in 18:04.7.

Fourth place went to Chandler Rollins of Mt. Abram at 18:23.5. In fifth was Tommy Owen of Orono, crossing the line at 18:54.4. Jeff Warnock's time of 19:11.6 was good enough for sixth place for the Mt. Abram skier. Rounding out the top ten were olan Macee of Orono, Damien Nadeau of Dirigo, Kyle McClellen of Orono, and Jacob Gallant of Dirigo.

Hemingway also capture the pursuit championship, followed by Walters and Geisinger.

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Day 1 of the Mountain Valley Conference Skiing Championships kicked off 416 LANDRY ABBEYat Black Mountain on February 5th with the Giant Slalom Competition. In the Women's MVC races, Abbey Landry of Telstar skied to a first place finish with a winning two-run-time of 1:48.14. Spruce Mountain's Baily Coates took second with 2:03.61. Taking third place was Bristol Quimby of Rangeley High School (1:56.79). Rangeley competes in the Mountan Valley Conference as an associate member. Rounding out the top six finishers were Adria Plourde of Spruce Mountain, Alice Mackay of Mt. Abram HS, and Maddy Papianou of Mountain Valley High School.

515 PYE CHARLIE 250In the Men's competition, Charlie Pye of Rangeley won with a time of 2:03.61. Jack Gilbert of Spruce Mountain came in second with a score of 2:04.48. Third place went to Mt. Abram's Sullivan Bulter, who was right behind Gilbert with a two-run total of 2:04.52. Other top six finishers were Brandon Coates of Spruce Mountain and Mountain Valley's Aaron Labrash and Sebin Heemskerk.

Competition shifts to Titcomb Mountain in Farmington for Day 2 of competition on Saturday, February 8th.

 

In the MVC boys 5k freestyle, First to skate across the finish was Alex Hemingway of Mt. Abram, who completed the fast course in 13:14.2, the become the 2020 MVC Freestyle Champion.  His winning time was 13:14.2.  His teammate Cam Walters took second place, finishing in 13:52.9. Spruce Mountain's Abrahm Geisinger was third, crossing the line in 13:59.1.

Originally scheduled as a classical mass start race, the technique was changed to a skate race due to the fact that the course, which had adequate cover, was too hard to set a track. Championships continue on Saturday, February 8th at Titcomb Mountain in Farmington with the 5k Classical Pursuit.

2019 mvc kvac logo round 180Leah Ruck of Orono High School captured the individual 2020 Mountain Valley Conference Freestyle 26 RUCK LeahChampionship at Black Mountain of Maine on February 5th, completing the 5k course in 17:10.8. The Red Riots are an associate member of the MVC during the ski season. Sam Allen of Winthrop was second to cross the finish line with a time of 17:29.6. Third place went to Mt. Abram's Emily Kidd, finishing in 17:45.7. Completing the top six finishers were Ruck's teamate Megan Gerbi, Winthrop's Maya Deming, and Mila Long-Frost of Mt. Abram HS.

114 HEMINGWAY AlexIn the MVC boys 5k freestyle, First to skate across the finish was Alex Hemingway of Mt. Abram, who completed the fast course in 13:14.2, the become the 2020 MVC Freestyle Champion.  His winning time was 13:14.2.  His teammate Cam Walters took second place, finishing in 13:52.9. Spruce Mountain's Abrahm Geisinger was third, crossing the line in 13:59.1.

Originally scheduled as a classical mass start race, the technique was changed to a skate race due to the fact that the course, which had adequate cover, was too hard to set a track. Championships continue on Saturday, February 8th at Titcomb Mountain in Farmington with the 5k Classical Pursuit.

2020 Boys Pursuit 600  2020 Girls Pursuit 600 
 2020 Boys mvc Champions 600 2020 MVC Girls Slalom Podium 600 
 2020 girls champions 2020 MVC Girls GS Podium 600 

 

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