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Pomeroy and Lathrop win Class B Giant Slalom

Cape Elizabeth boys and Maranacook girls win Class B Alpine...

Sanclemente and Jandreau win Class C Freestyle

Madawaska boys and Ashland girls win Class C NordicMADboys 2...

Tyler and Lathrop win Class B Slalom

Cape Elizabeth boys and Fort Kent/Maranacook lead after day 1...

Bartol and Skillings win Class B Freestyle

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Black and Maguire win MPA Class A Giant Slalom

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Day 1 of the MPA Class A Alpine State Championships were...

Black and Maguire win MPA Class A Slalom

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Walker and Charles win Class A Freestyle

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Emma Charles-State Champion Spotlight

We now highlight freshman Emma Charles of Mt. Blue.  She won the 2019 Class A Classical and Freestyle and was consistently the fastest female racer emma 1in the state.  We asked her about her success and her preparations.

1) What were your preparations leading up to the state meet?

I made sure I got enough sleep, food, and water the week leading up to the races. I also did my best to stay healthy all season so I wouldn’t lose too much practice time. The day of the races, I made sure to eat plenty of oatmeal breakfast, even though I have to choke it down since I always eat it before every race. I did my usual warm up with my team and then a couple minutes before the race, I was sure to have my lucky dinosaur gummies!

2) How did you deal with the pressure and emotions that come along with competing in a state meet?

I always listen to music on the bus before races so I can be in my own little bubble. I’m usually not too nervous before races until around 45 minutes before my start but once I’m out of the gate, I get into race mode and just do my thing. During the race, I try not to focus on what my competitors are doing and  just race my own race.

3) What was going through your mind at the starting gate in the pursuit knowing that you could win?

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Eliza Skillings-State Champion Spotlight

We now spotlight sophomore Eliza Skillings of Maine Coast.  She was the 2019 Class C freestyle state champion.  We asked her about her season andEliza what moment she will remember the most from this season.

1. What were your preparations leading up to the state meet?
In the weeks leading up to states I began to cut back on the volume and focus more on speed. I tried to get lots of sleep and stay hydrated, and most of all stay healthy. Staying healthy can make or break a season, especially towards the end.

2. How did you deal with the pressure and emotions that come along with competing in a state meet? When I was younger, I used to get so nervous before races I felt like throwing up, but as I’ve gotten older my attitude towards competing has changed. Rather than thinking about results I focus on skiing smart and relaxed. Right now there are so many girls who are such strong skiers that anyone can win on a given day. I make myself decide whether or not I had a good race before I look at the results. So, as long as I know I have done my best, I am happy with my race no matter what the results say. That takes a lot of the pressure off! I wish I could say I don’t get nervous anymore, unfortunately that's not true, but my nerves are no longer as much of an issue for me.

3. What was going through your mind at the starting gate in the pursuit knowing that you could win?

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Lily Horne-State Champion Spotlight

We next spotlight senior Lily Horne of Freeport.  She was the Class B classical state champion.  We asked her about her state meet and her favorite lilything about Nordic skiing.

1) What were your preparations leading up to the state meet?

As always, I tried to stay healthy, think positively, and focus on my training. 

 2) How did you deal with the pressure and emotions that come along with racing in a state meet? 

The only way I made it through the state meet was by thinking about my teammates. The day before states, Allison Greuel came down with a pretty bad cold. Seeing how hard she pushed herself through that pain was truly inspiring. I was racing for her, for our other teammates, for our coaches, and for the wonderful Freeport Nordic community that has given me so much. It’s not as hard to deal with nerves and pressure when you’re racing for something bigger than yourself. 

 3) What was going through your mind at the starting gate in the pursuit knowing that you could win?

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Sean Maguire-State Champion Spotlight

We next highlight sophomore Sean Maguire of Marshwood who was the Class A Giant Slalom and Slalom state champion.  We asked him about his Seansuccess and what surprised him this season.

1) What were your preparations leading up to the state meet?
 My preparation for this meet was no different than any other event. I did my usual routine, inspected the course until I felt comfortable with the course. And at the top of the course I just stretched and made sure I was ready to give it my all. 
2) How did you deal with the pressure and emotions that come along with competing in a state meet?  I didn’t really feel much pressure or emotion at this event, I just knew that I had to give it my best and ski like I always have. 
3) What was going through your mind at the starting gate knowing about the conditions and that you could win?

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Annesley Black-State Champion Spotlight

We begin our state champion spotlights where we highlight each state champion for each discipline.  We first highlight senior Annesley Black of annesleyCheverus.  She was the Class A Giant Slalom and Slalom state champion and had tremendous success during her high school career.

1) What were your preparations leading up to the state meet? The key to preparing for any big race for me is just acting like it is any other race. I followed my normal routine and tried to have fun with it. I knew I had to trust myself to perform.
 
2) How did you deal with the pressure and emotions that come along with competing in a state meet, especially as a defending state champion? There is definitely a lot of excitement and nerves involved in competing at states, but I tried not to let any of that deter my focus. When I got to the top of the course, I listened to music and tried to block everything besides the race run in front of me out of my mind. 
 
3) What was going through your mind at the starting gate knowing about the conditions and that you could win?

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End of Season Coach's Meetings

There will be an end of season state-wide coach's meeting on Tuesday, March 19th at 6:30pm at Maranacook High School in the student center.  This state-wide meeting will be an opportunity for coaches to discuss the season and the state meets.  We will also discuss any concerns and provide feedback for the MPA Ski Committee which meets the next day.  No new rules will be proposed just talking about the season while it is fresh in the mind.   If you are unable to attend, please email Alpine related feedback to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and Nordic related feedback to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .   If you will be attending, please RSVP to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. in order to have a count for pizza.

The end of season KVAC/MVC Ski Coach's meeting will take place on Tuesday, March 19th at 5:30pm at Maranacook.  

Hunger Race a Success

IMG 1785 1Central Maine skiers raise nearly $2000 for local food banks at Maranacook/Kents Hill Hunger Slalom March 2nd- many, many thanks to all those that participated and made donations

Pomeroy and Lathrop win Class B Giant Slalom

Cape Elizabeth boys and Maranacook girls win Class B Alpine2019 Maranacook Class B Alpine Girls Team Champions2019 Cape Elizabeth Class B Alpine Boys Team Champions

Day 2 of the MPA Class B Alpine State Championships were held today at Black Mtn with the giant slalom competition.  On the boys side, Devon Lathrop of Cape Elizabeth is the 2019 Class B Giant Slalom State Champion.  His winning combined time was 1:42.93.  His brother Killian Lahtrop was the runner-up with a time of 1:43.95.  Thomas Morris of Yarmouth was third with a time of 1:44.00.  On the girls side, Julia Pomeroy of Spruce Mtn is the 2019 Class B Giant Slalom State Champion.  Her winning combined time was 1:47.47.  Abigal Landry of Telstar was the runner-up with a time of 1:49.73.  Katie Ide of Maranacook was third with a time of 1:50.24.  The Cape Elizabeth boys and the Maranacook girls are the 2019 Class B Alpine State Champions.  Congratulations also to the Lake Region boys and girls Alpine teams for receiving the Class B Sportsmanship banners.  COMPLETE RESULTS

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