The Fort Kent Community High School boys and girls ski teams captured the Class B Alpine state titles Thursday behind strong efforts from cousins Joey Guimond and Alisha Guimond at Black Mountain in Rumford.
Each Guimond recorded a first-place finish in the slalom on Wednesday with Joey Guimond compiling a two-run time of 1 minute, 30.77 seconds and Alisha Guimond recording a 1:41.08.
Joey Guimond followed up with a second-place clocking (1:52.39) in Thursday’s giant slalom while Alisha Guimond finished sixth in the girls race in 1:59.19.
Their teammates also turned in strong efforts in both events as the Fort Kent boys finished with 42 points to capture the state title while the girls totaled 70 points.
Greenville placed second in the boys competition with 87 points and was followed by Mountain Valley of Rumford/Mexico (103), Mount Abram of Salem (127), Yarmouth (140), Maranacook of Readfield (162), Telstar of Bethel (172), Caribou (175), Spruce Mountain of Jay/Livermore Falls (229), Central Aroostook of Mars Hill (267), Gray-New Gloucester (285) and John Bapst of Bangor (315).
Maranacook took second-place honors in the girls competition and was followed by Spruce Mountain (117), Mount Abram (232), John Bapst (259), Lee Academy (299) and Caribou (301).
The Yarmouth girls won the giant slalom, but didn’t have a scoring team in the slalom.
In in the boys slalom, Fort Kent was also aided by Austin Plourde’s third-place finish while David Roy placed fifth and Jonathan Haley took sixth.
Haley went on to pick up a sixth place in the giant slalom while Roy finished eighth and teammate Daniel Rioux took 11th.
Forest Hills of Jackman’s Ian McKendry won the giant slalom in 1:49.54 after notching a fourth in the slalom.
In the girls races, Fort Kent also received valuable points in the slalom from Jordan Tanguay, Alexis Lovley and Olivia Martin, who finished fourth, ninth and 11th, respectively. They came back with solid efforts the next day in the giant slalom as Martin finished 11th, Tanguay placed 13th and Lovley took 15th.
Greenville’s Shelby Cowin won the giant slalom in 1:44.96.
Class A Alpine champs also were crowned after two days of racing at Mt. Abram in Greenwood with the Edward Little of Auburn boys winning the boys state with 116 points and the Falmouth capturing the girls crown with 77.
Mt. Blue of Farmington finished second in the boys competition with 120 points and was followed by Cape Elizabeth (138), Presque Isle (240) and Falmouth (261) to round out the top five.
The Cape Elizabeth girls finished second overall with 166 points while Edward Little (173), Greely of Cumberland (176) and Camden Hills (239) rounded out the top five.