Maranacook is giving Yarmouth a run for its money in the boys’ race, but after stellar performances from both the girls and boys, the Clippers are poised for a double repeat in the Class B Nordic skiing state championships, being held this year at Sugarloaf Outdoor Center.
Ellie Teare led a 3-5-9-10 finish for the Yarmouth girls as they took a commanding 27-46 advantage over Freeport.
The Yarmouth boys, who posted a 1-3-6-8 finish for a scant 18 points, have a closer pursuer in Maranacook, who also placed four in the top 10 for a 28-point day.
Freeport skier Elijah McCurdy (second) and Cape Elizabeth skier Julian Pelzer (seventh) were the only skiers from other schools to crack the top 10.
Braden Becker was the top Yarmouth finisher in the boys’ race, completing the course in 15:28, 45 seconds better than McCurdy.
Carter Hall (third), Sam Alexander (sixth), and Jasper Houston (eighth) rounded out Yarmouth’s scoring group.
Maranacook posted points from Ethan Harriman (fourth), Luca Deangelis (fifth), Austin Landry (ninth), and Colby Watts (10th).
Kaelyn Woods of Gray-New Gloucester continued her sensational season Thursday with a victory in the classical race. Her time of 18:40.5 was 28 seconds better than Lily Johnston of Freeport.
Teare (third place) was joined in the scoring for Yarmouth by Emma Torres, Sarah Myers and Lucy Alexander.
Joining Johnston in the scoring for the second-place Falcons were Elizabeth Martin (seventh), Lily Lamarre (16th) and Jasmine Olins (21st).
Keaton McEvoy added an 18th-place finish for the Gray-New Gloucester contingent, while Isabel Charland was the top racer for Mt. Abram in 26th position. Amber Delaney was the first skier across the line for Spruce Mountain in 43rd.
In the boys’ race, Eric Wilcox crossed in 11th and Paul Phillips in 19th for the Patriots. Thomas Farraday led the Roadrunners’ boys’ squad in 13th, while Alex Greenleaf paced the Phoenix in 37th place.