Class B Alpine Ski Championship: Luce wins fourth consecutive state giant slalom

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It’s a four-year sweep for Elise Luce.

The Mt. Abram High School senior completed an undefeated run at giant slalom in the Class B alpine ski championships, winning the race for the fourth consecutive year Friday in Greenwood.

Luce’s combined two-run time of 1:37.03 easily outdistanced Chapin Dorsett’s runner-up clip of 1:40.73 for Yarmouth.

Jay Pier of Freeport won the boys’ giant slalom.

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Maranacook’s boys and Cape Elizabeth’s girls lead the team competition. The meet concludes Saturday with the slalom.

Cape Elizabeth dominated the girls race with six of the top nine finishers.

The Capers hold a comfortable 19-44 lead over Yarmouth after the opening round.

Sophie Hewitt, Emma Landes and Emma Dvorozniak finished third, fourth and fifth Cape Elizabeth, which also claimed the seventh, eighth and ninth spots in the final rundown.

Camden Hills (63) is third on the girls’ side, followed by Mt. Abram (81), Maranacook (83) and Spruce Mountain (116). Gray-New Gloucester is tied for seventh with 124 points.

Erin Guilmet and Rachel Tooth led Maranacook in 10th and 12th place, respectively. Keaton McEvoy of Gray-New Gloucester was 13th. Destiny White was Spruce’s top finisher in 18th.

Pier (1:28.76) edged Kelby Mace of Maranacook to win the boys’ race.

Noah Lobozzo of Gray-New Gloucester finished a close third. Teammate Eric Wilcox was seventh.

Alec Daigle (sixth) and Alex Tooth (eighth) combined with Mace to lead the Black Bears, who lead Freeport, 27-47.

Lake Region is third with 73 points, just ahead of Gray-NG with 80.

Other top local finishers were Jed Stevens of Mt. Abram in 14th and Stephen Sylvester of Spruce Mountain in 17th

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