State Ski Recap

It was quite a week for County skiers. Isaac Luken reported on all the State Ski meets last week and as he told you two County teams and three individuals captured State Titles

The Fort Kent girls showing off the State Championship trophy. The Warriors adding another piece of hardware to the trophy case. The Warriors used a strong slalom performance to pick up the Alpine Championship.

(Greg Voisine):" I just basically told them I needed all six to finish. The five and six were just as important as the four who were going to score. We were looking to push some of the Yarmouth skiers back. I told them to not look in the rear view mirror and I couldn't ask for better."

The Fort Kent boys Nordic Ski team led after the first day of competition and never looked back as they claimed the Class C Nordic title. The skiers were competing on their home course and Coach Carl Theriault was confident his team would have a strong performance

(Carl Theriault):" I had a good feeling about it, but you never know. You never know if you are going to hit the wax also the wax is the big question. It was a fairly significant test on Thursday. There were ice crystals. We tried really hard after that warm day to get the course ready. We did the best we could and it was iffy right until race time.Are we using this wax or that wax. "

Individually Niko Naranja of Fort Kent led the way and captured the Freestyle Championship

(Niko Naranja):" It is really fun skiing I like representing the town . It is nice ot have the States here and win in my senior year. It is the best thing ever."

Isabelle Jandreau of Madawaska won both the classic and freestyle races. The Owls Junior said that hitting the wax gave her a lot of confidence in the classic race

(Isabelle Jandreau):"Knowing you have good wax is great. Knowing you have great kick."

Max Bartley of Presque Isle won the Class B Classic race. The Senior said that he was very happy with his performance this year.

(Max Bartley):" I was pretty excited especially after last year. I was hoping to make up for it this year and I did."