Fort Kent teams ski to victory at Lonesome Pine Trails

FORT KENT, Maine — The Fort Kent Community High School boys and girls Alpine teams dominated on their way to victory in all four slalom races at the Aroostook League Alpine Ski Races at Lonesome Pine Trails in Fort Kent on Saturday, Jan. 5.

“The trail conditions at Lonesome Pine are top notch. Our trail boss, Darold Bosse, has grooming down to a science,” Warriors head alpine coach Leslie Marquis said. “We are so fortunate to have Lonesome Pine Trails in our backyard.”

Nearly 70 athletes from Fort Kent Community High School, Wisdom Middle/High School, Madawaska High School, Caribou High School, Presque Isle High School, Central Aroostook High School, and Greenville Middle/High School competed in the event which consisted of two boys’ slalom races and two girls’ slalom races.Two skiers from Wisdom and one from Madawaska train with the Fort Kent team.

The Fort Kent teams won all four races..

The boys morning slalom top three team results were Fort Kent, 15; Caribou, 58, and Presque Isle, 104. The girls morning slalom winning teams were Fort Kent, 10; Greenville, 51; and Presque Isle, 60.

During the afternoon race, the Fort Kent boys scored 17, followed by Presque Isle with 67 and Caribou with 73 points.

The girls afternoon race results were Fort Kent 10, followed by Greenville with 65. Caribou and Presque Isle tied for third in that race with 69 points each.

Students from Valley schools took the top 8 spots in the morning boys slalom, with 7 of those wins going to Fort Kent athletes. The top three finishers in that race were Jake Roy of Wisdom Middle/High School, followed by Warriors Bryce Madore and Colby Theriault.

The top seven finishers in the girls morning slalom were all from Fort Kent, with Sylvie Guimond, Kailee Guimond and Kate Lamarre rounding out the top three.

Pioneer Jake Roy was again first, followed by Warriors Bryce Madore and Colby Theriault in the afternoon boys slalom event.

Fort Kent dominated the girls afternoon slalom, winning the top 9 races in that event. This time around the top three finishers in order were Lyndsay Ouellette, Riley Sibley and Kailee Guimond.

Josh Roy is assistant alpine coach for the Warriors.

The Fort Kent teams, along with the athletes from Wisdom and Madawaska, will compete next at the Aroostook League Alpine Ski Races at Bigrock Mountain in Mars hill on Saturday, Jan. 12.

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