Skiers open at Lonesome Pine

15 years ago
By Kevin Sjoberg  
Sports Reporter

    FORT KENT – The Caribou girls, Central Aroostook boys and Fort Kent boys were the team winners at Saturday’s opening alpine meet held at Lonesome Pine Trails. 

    The Caribou girls won both the morning and afternoon giant slalom races, while the CA boys took the morning session and the host Warriors came back to take first place in the afternoon.
    In the morning boys’ G.S., the Panthers saw Shane Miller take first in 1:39.5 and Caleb Jewett second in 1:40.21. Teammates Logan Brewer and Ethan Stiles were sixth and seventh, respectively, as CA had a total time of 6:49.28 when including its top four racers.
    Fort Kent was just 1.5 seconds behind at 6:50.78. Caribou took third, followed by Greenville and Presque Isle.
    Presque Isle’s Adam Curtis led his team by placing 19th in 1:52.52. Jacob Towle and Justin Towle ran second and third, respectively, for the Wildcats.

    In the morning girls’ session, Caribou featured four skiers in the top 13 and had a total time of 7:47.56 to grab top honors.
    Fort Kent was second in 7:52.28 and Greenville was third and just 1/100ths of a second behind the Warriors in 7:52.29. Presque Isle took fourth place.
    For Presque Isle, Hallie Bartlett was sixth in 1:54.8 to lead her squad. Teammate Chelsey Carroll took 12th place.
    For the afternoon runs, on the boys side, Fort Kent’s Logan Doak was the individual champ in 1:36.76 and he led the Warriors to a first-place finish. The hosts had a time of 6:34.62, which bested runner-up Central Aroostook by just over 5.5 seconds.
    Jewett took second place for CA in 1:37.07. Miller was fifth overall in 1:38.18, Brewer sixth in 1:41.4 and Stiles ninth in 1:43.61.
    Curtis was 14th in 1:46.94 to pace Presque Isle. Justin Towle and Jacob Towle again were next for the Wildcats.
    In the girls afternoon races, Kieffer came in first in 1:48.54 and spearheaded her Vikings to the team win.
    Fort Kent was the runner-up in 7:36.44, with Presque Isle taking third.
    Bartlett came in fifth in 1:53.53 to lead the ’Cats.
    A nordic ski event was planned yesterday in Caribou, while the next alpine meet is Saturday at Big Rock Ski Area in Mars Hill beginning at 9 a.m.