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The Streinz family of Hersey participates in cross country skiing for enjoyment and to pursue competitive goals. The family members are (front, from left) daughters Hannah, Abigail and Lydia and ( back, from left) parents Kyli and Chris with sons Daniel, Caleb and Luke.

‘Remarkable’ County family dedicated to cross country skiing

By Ernie Clark on March 30, 2015, at 4:52 p.m.
Blue skies and temperatures warm enough to reduce the lingering snowpack gave many Mainers hope Sunday that meteorological spring is not far away. But for the Streinz family of tiny Hersey in southern Aroostook County, those same conditions offered a chance to capitalize on some of the season’s best conditions …

Bethel native wins men’s US moguls skiing championship

By Ernie Clark on March 30, 2015, at 11:10 a.m.
Troy Murphy of Bethel, one of the emerging faces on the world’s mogul skiing scene, has earned his first overall U.S. championship in the event. The 22-year-old Gould Academy graduate, who last year was named the International Ski Federation’s rookie of the year after two top-five finishes in World Cup …
David Chodounsky of Crested Butte, Colorado, celebrates after winning the slalom at the Nature Valley U.S. Alpine Championships on Sunday at Sugarloaf.

Colorado skier claims third national slalom title in Alpine Championships

By Noelle Tuttle, Sugarloaf on March 29, 2015, at 4:28 p.m.
CARRABASSETT VALLEY | A week’s worth of world-class racing concluded at Sugarloaf on Sunday as David Chodounsky of Crested Butte, Colorado, claimed his third national slalom title in the final event of the Nature Valley U.S. Alpine Championships. Chodunsky, who placed fifth in the giant slalom earlier in the …
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Scenes from the US Alpine Championships at Sugarloaf

on March 29, 2015, at 5 a.m.
Here are a selection of photos by Lewiston Sun Journal photographer Daryn Slover from the U.S. Alpine Championships at Sugarloaf in Maine.
Mikaela Shiffrin claimed the women's slalom championship on Saturday during the U.S. Alpine Championships held at Sugarloaf in Carrabbassett Valley.

Shiffrin wins third slalom title at US Alpine Championships

By Noelle Tuttle, Sugarloaf Communications on March 28, 2015, at 7:11 p.m.
CARRABASSETT VALLEY | With a crowd of hundreds waiting at the finish line, Olympic gold medalist Mikaela Shiffrin earned her third national slalom title in the U.S. Alpine Championship race on Saturday at Sugarloaf. Shiffrin crushed the rest of the field, finishing her second run more than four seconds …
Tim Jitloff makes up for lost time during his second run to claim the win in the U.S. Alpine Championships men's giant slalom at Sugarloaf Mountain on Friday. It was his third straight U.S. Alpine Championship giant slalom title, and his fifth national giant slalom title overall.

Nevada skier captures 5th career national title in giant slalom at Sugarloaf

By Noelle Tuttle, Sugarloaf on March 27, 2015, at 6:07 p.m.
CARRABASSETT VALLEY | Tim Jitloff of Reno, Nevada, battled variable snow conditions, poor visibility, and a tough course set to take home his fifth career national championship title in the men’s giant slalom Friday at Sugarloaf. U.S. teammates Tommy Ford of Bend, Oregon, and Nick Cohee of Tahoe Basin, …
Nina O'Brien won the women's giant slalom in the U.S. Alpine Championships Thursday at Sugarloaf.

17-year-old skier captures first national title at US Alpine Championships

By Noelle Tuttle, Sugarloaf on March 26, 2015, at 6:01 p.m.
CARRABASSETT VALLEY | Under unexpectedly clear skies, 17-year-old Nina O’Brien of the U.S. Ski Team’s FIS National Training Group earned her first national title in Thursday’s U.S. Alpine Championships giant slalom race at Sugarloaf. U.S. teammates Paula Moltzan of Lakeville, Minnesota, and Megan McJames of Park City, Utah, clinched …
Orono High School's Lily Koffman competes in the cross country classical race during the Class C state meet in February 2015 in Presque Isle. She placed second in the event. The Maine Principals' Association proposes to eliminate Class C skiing in favor of a two class system. The plan would also create Nordic and Alpine state championships.

MPA plans to cut high school Class C skiing, start Nordic and Alpine championships

By Ernie Clark on March 26, 2015, at 3:05 p.m.
Significant change may come to high school skiing next winter, as a proposal by the skiing committee of the Maine Principals’ Association would reduce the number of the classes in the sport from three to two for the first time since 1989. “The genesis of this was that we had …
Alice McKennis of Glenwood Springs, Colorado, won the women's super G race on Wednesday at the U.S. Alpine Championships at Sugarloaf Mountain in Carrabassett Valley.

Vermont skier wins men’s super G title at US Alpine Championships

By Noelle Tuttle, Sugarloaf on March 25, 2015, at 5:16 p.m.
CARRABASSETT VALLEY | Drew Duffy of Warren, Vermont, claimed the men’s super G title on Wednesday during the U.S. Alpine Championships being held at Sugarloaf. Alice McKennis of Glenwood Springs, Colorado, took home the women’s super G national title at the event, which is the country’s most prestigious domestic …
Lindsey Vonn of the U.S. skis during the second run of the women's giant slalom race Sunday at the Alpine Skiing World Cup Finals in Meribel, in the French Alps.

Skiers to compete in US Alpine Championships at Sugarloaf

on March 24, 2015, at 7:48 p.m.
CARRABASSETT VALLEY | The nation’s best downhill skiers will begin competing at Sugarloaf at 9 a.m. Wednesday when the Nature Valley U.S. Alpine Championships get underway with the men’s and women’s Super G. The U.S. Ski Team is coming off a successful season that included five medals at the …

Sports briefs for March 17, 2015

By Staff and Wire Reports on March 17, 2015, at 7:36 p.m.
Colorado, N.H. skiers capture U.S. ski titles CARRABASSETT VALLEY – With light snow falling steadily throughout the day and clouds hampering visibility, Wiley Maple of Aspen, Colorado, took the home the title of U.S. National Champion in the men’s downhill at Sugarloaf Tuesday, while Julia Ford of Holderness, New Hampshire, …

Lake Region senior captures national title in long jump

on March 15, 2015, at 9 p.m.
NEW YORK — Lake Region High School track and field senior standout Kate Hall captured a national title in the long jump Saturday during the New Balance Nationals track and field championships at The Armory. Hall also set a meet and facility record with her second jump of the day, …

Sports briefs for March 6, 2015

By Staff and Wire Reports on March 06, 2015, at 7:48 p.m.
UMF skier earns top-10 finish BEND, Oregon – The University of Maine at Farmington Nordic ski team wrapped up the season Friday at the United States Collegiate Ski and Snowboard Association National Championship at Mt. Bachelor with Emily Ramsey recording a sixth-place finish in the 15-kilometer skate race. She finished …

Sports briefs for March 3, 2015

By Staff and Wire Reports on March 03, 2015, at 7:38 p.m.
UMF skiers competing at national meet BEND, Oregon — Five members of the University of Maine at Farmington cross country ski team competed in the United States Collegiate Ski and Snowboard Association National Championship on Tuesday at Mount Bachelor. In the women’s 7-kilometer classic, Emily Ramsey finished 17th place out …
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Steve Renner of Alton, New Hampshire, rounds a corner with his dogs during the Fort Kent Outdoor Center skijor races Sunday. Renner took first place in the 15-kilometer event.

Skijoring adds another day of dog-powered sports to Can-Am weekend

By Julia Bayly on March 01, 2015, at 6:09 p.m.
FORT KENT | On Saturday, Vermont musher Heather D’Arcy and her team of six Siberian huskies placed seventh in the Can-Am Crown 30-mile sled dog race. On Sunday, D’Arcy gave five dogs a day off and traded her sled for cross-country skis to take part in the first Fort …

TV radio sports schedule for Feb. 28-Mar. 1, 2015

on Feb. 27, 2015, at 8:52 p.m.
SATURDAY AUTO RACING NASCAR, XFINITY Series: Hisense 250, Qualifying, 9 a.m.; Race, 2 p.m., FS1-TV; WNZS Veazie (1340 AM) radio NASCAR, Camping World Truck Series: Kroger 250, Qualifying, 10:30 p.m., FS1-TV; WOXO Norway (92.7 & 100.7 FM) radio NASCAR Sprint Cup, Quick Trip 500, Final Practice, noon, FS1-TV NASCAR, Camping …

On Deck, a sports calendar

on Feb. 26, 2015, at 8:08 p.m.
BASEBALL BREWER — Eastern Maine Baseball Umpires Association is offering instructional classes for prospective middle and high school baseball umpires to serve the schools in the Eastern Maine area. Weekly classes will begin at 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 26, at Brewer Community School library. Course fee is $68 and includes …

UM-Farmington adding outdoor track, field teams

on Feb. 25, 2015, at 5:52 p.m.
The University of Maine-Farmington is adding men’s and women’s outdoor track and field as a varsity sport for the 2015-2016 season, UMF athletic director Julie Davis announced a news release Wednesday. “With demonstrated interest both on campus and from our prospective students, our new varsity track and field program will …

TV Radio schedule for February 21-22, 2015

on Feb. 20, 2015, at 10:40 p.m.
SATURDAY AUTO RACING NASCAR, Sprint Cup: Daytona 500, Final Practice, 10:30 a.m., FS1-TV NASCAR, XFINITY Series: Daytona, Qualifying, noon, FS1-TV NASCAR, XFINITY Series: Alert Today Florida 300, 3:30 p.m., FS1-TV; WNZS Veazie (1340 AM); WOXO Norway (92.7 & 100.7 FM) radio BASEBALL, COLLEGE MAINE at CLEMSON, 1 p.m., WWNZ Veazie …

Lack of snow closes Western Canada ski hills as East digs out

By Nia Williams, Reuters on Feb. 19, 2015, at 7:29 p.m.
CALGARY, Alberta — As eastern Canada and the United States endure record snowfalls and frigid temperatures, Western Canada struggles with the opposite problem: an unseasonable lack of snow that is forcing some ski hills to shut much earlier than normal. Castle Mountain Resort in southern Alberta closed winter operations on …
 
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