Warriors alpine teams looking to continue state championship streak

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FORT KENT, Me (WAGM) - Skiers from at least one of the Fort Kent alpine teams has tasted success since the 2007 season. The Warriors are trying to take both alpine titles despite losing several key skiers from a year ago.

"The kids have stepped up. I don't think we've skipped a beat, we're doing good," said head coach Greg Voisine.

Last year the boys team won the state title, and the girls are hoping to have that kind of success this year.

"We're going into states trying to stay up like the past couple of years. Last year was rough for us. There's a lot of freshman that came in this year, sophomores stepped up and juniors stepped up. So I think we have a good shot," senior Alisha Guimond said.

Skiers from both teams have been performing well with meets against area teams.

"They're doing really good. They are bunching together which is nice to see. It's not like where you got two superstars. From the first to the fifth kid they are running like four or five seconds apart, which is what you need when you get to the big races," Voisine said.

"Depth is a big thing, you know everyone is starting to step up. I think we improved as a team with all the guys close together. It's more of a team not an individual sport," junior Bryce Madore added.

The team has a little extra motivation to try and go out on top this year.

"It's Greg's last year and he has been with the team for a very long time. So if you see Greg out tell him congratulations," Madore said.

"As Greg says we stay up, do your best. You know your limits. It's his last year so we're going to try and do it for him," Guimond added.

Voisine is thankful for the support he has gotten over the years.

"Can't ask for better. The community comes out and if I ask for help I get it. Parents like our booster club I can't ask for better," he said.