Warrior girls, boys win Aroostook League alpine titles
MARS HILL, Maine — Fort Kent skiers grabbed all the top spots on the way to the girls team title at Saturday’s Aroostook League alpine championships held at Bigrock Ski Area.
Alisha Guimond’s combined time of 1:32.20 in the morning’s giant slalom event was just enough to edge out teammates Riley Sibley (1:33.14) and Lyndsay Ouellette (1:33.66) for first place.
The Warriors captured eight of the top 10 GS spots, including a fourth place for Sylvie Guimond.
Caribou’s Hope Shea finished fifth. The top skier for Presque Isle was Isabel Higgins (8).
The Fort Kent girls continued their dominance in the afternoon’s slalom event, with less than one second separating the top three skiers.
This time it was Sibley (1:23.13) coming out on top, with Alisha Guimond (1:23.22) in second and Ouellette finishing third (1:23.75).
The Warrior girls finished in eight of the top ten slalom spots once again, including a fourth place finish for Kailee Guimond.
Higgins finished ninth for Presque Isle and Maren Moir (8) was Caribou’s top slalom skier.
Wisdom’s Jake Roy controlled the slopes on the boys’ side on Saturday. The lone skier from Wisdom High School took the top spot in the GS event, with a combined time of 1:26.94.
Fort Kent’s Bryce Madore (1:27.41) was close behind in second place. Central Aroostook High School’s Lane Grass’ 1:28.04 was good enough for a third place finish.
Madore’s teammate Austin Plourde finished fourth. In all, the Warriors took four of the top ten GS places.
Central Aroostook’s Taylor Campbell came in fifth. Rylie Roderick (10) was Presque Isle’s top GS finisher and Aiden Plante (12) was the top skier for Caribou.
Roy’s 1:16.70 earned him the top spot in the afternoon slalom event. Grass (1:18.57) finished in second place, followed by Madore (1:19.14).
Carson Theriault’s fourth place contributed to the Warrior’s four top-ten slalom finishes.
Bryant Grass (6) and Campbell (9) were the other top-ten Central Aroostook skiers. Zech Morse (7) was Presque Isles’ best finish, and Scott Bray (13) was the top finisher for Caribou.
The Fort Kent boys won the overall team title Saturday, with 46 points. Central Aroostook was second with 69, followed by Presque Isle (95) and Caribou (125).
The Fort Kent girls had a perfect score of 20 to take first place in the team standings. Presque Isle was the runner-up with 98 and Caribou had 102.
Bigrock also will host the Class B alpine state finals, Monday Feb. 19, and Tuesday, Feb. 20, with the girls race at 9 a.m. and the boys at 12:45 p.m. both days.