RUMFORD — The Mt. Blue High School girls and Leavitt Area High School boys lead the overall race at the KVAC skiing championships after Wednesday’s opening day of competition at Black Mountain.

Edward Little won the boys’ giant slalom team sweepstakes, while Leavitt edged Mt. Blue by a single point in the 5-kilometer boys’ Nordic freestyle event. Mt. Blue won both girls’ events.

It was a clean sweep of the individual alpine races for EL. Emily Blackwood captured the girls’ race, edging Rebekah Kallgren of MCI by less than two-tenths of a second. James Jackson topped Benjamin Roy of Messalonskee by just over three-tenths for the boys’ triumph.

Branden Lever (fifth) and Clark Chamberlin (sixth) helped tighten the Eddies’ grip on the boys’ GS title. Sam Ricker of Leavitt was third.

Mt. Blue placed four girls in the top nine of the alpine showcase, led by Abbi Davis (fourth) and Heather Farrington (fifth).

Justin Greeley and Abby Mace of Maranacook were the individual freestyle champs.

Tom Rabon was the top Leavitt boy in second, while Riley Eusden of Oxford Hills third in front of the Mt. Blue tandem of Richie Brooks and Kelton Cullenberg.

Hannah Allen and Shelby Aseltine of Mt. Blue finished second and third in the girls’ portion. Leavitt’s Allison Fereshetian crossed the wire fifth.

Boys’ basketball

Rangeley 67, Pine Tree Academy 51
RANGELEY — Alex Morton ignited a 22-8 run in the second quarter as Rangeley sprinted off to a 67-51 victory over Pine Tree Academy in a local boys’ basketball tilt Wednesday.

Morton scored six of his team-high 20 points during the decisive second frame. Zack Abbott and Jordan Richard also contributed for the Lakers (6-12) with 11 points each.

Tim McGuire led Pine Tree with a game-high 31 points, while Aaron Olsen chipped in with 12.  

Girls’ basketball

Lisbon 61, Georges Valley 47

LISBON — The Lisbon girls’ basketball squad jumped out to a 20-7 advantage in the first frame and ran away to a 61-47 victory over Georges Valley in a late-season MVC matchup Wednesday.

Renee Moore led the Greyhounds (14-4) with 18 points, 15 rebounds and six steals. Jessica Campbell chipped in with 13 points and six rebounds in a powerful two-girl attack. 

Kennedi Grover led the Bucaneers (9-9) with a solid 16-point performance, while Jill Bradbury chipped in with 11 points. 

Hall-Dale 59, Winthrop 41

WINTHROP — Carylanne Wolfington ignited an 18-8 run in the fourth quarter as Hall-Dale checked out on Winthrop, 59-41, in a regular season MVC girls’ basketball finale Wednesday evening.

Wolfington scored six of her 15 points in the final frame to kick off the late-game rally. Taylor Massey led the Bulldogs (14-4) with 17 points, while Erika Brand also contributed with eigh points. 

The Ramblers (8-10) were paced by Kelsey Ouellette with a game-high 28 points and 14 rebounds. Hall-Dale carried a slim four-point lead into the break before pouring on the steam in the final frame.

Livermore Falls 50, Carrabec 28

LIVERMORE FALLS — Livermore Falls built an insurmountable lead of 31-5 in the first half and coasted home to  0-28 victory over Carrabec in more MVC girls’ basketball action Wednesday.

Marisa Welch led the mighty Andies (13-5) with 14 points and 14 rebounds, while Kathryn Ventrella also lit the boards with 14 points. 

Alicha Stoddard led the Cobras (7-11) with a solid 13-point effort, the only player in double figures.

Rangeley 56, Pine Tree 27

RANGELEY — Allie Hammond scored the game-high 15 points and collected six steals and four assists as Rangeley (12-6) walked all over Pine Tree with a 56-27 in a girls’ basketball game Wednesday.

The Lakers dominated on defense and held Pine Tree to just two points the entire first half and built a lopsided 35-2 lead at halftime. Rangeley’s Jenney Abbott scored seven points and pulled down eight rebounds and Sandra Campbell dropped in nine points and pulled off five steals.

For Pine Tree (1-9), Tiff Dixon scored 14 points and hit two 3-pointers. 

Madison 46, Mt. Abram 23

SALEM — Ali Russell and Andrea Smith each scored 13 points Wednesday to help Madison polish off Mt. Abram, 46-23, in MVC girls’ basketball.

Madison (14-4) held Mt. Abram to 10 points in the first half and likely wrapped up the No. 1 seed in the Western Class C tournament.

Miranda Smith topped the Roadrunners (1-17) with six points.

St. Dom’s 47, Monmouth 41
MONMOUTH — Allaina Murphy reached a career milestone of 1,000 points Wednesday night as St. Dom’s hustled to a 47-41 victory over Monmouth in more MVC girls’ basketball action. 

Murphy led the Saints (12-6) with a stellar 28-point performance, one more than she needed to reach the impressive tally. Julia Richardson chipped in for St. Dom’s with eight points in a balanced attack. 

The Mustangs (3-15) were paced by Kristine Kahl with 10 points, while Sierra Spencer and Daisy Poole each lit the boards with nine. 

Girls’ hockey

Hebron 4, Holderness 2
HEBRON — Chelsea Boucher led a group of four players to record goals as Hebron skated to a 4-2 victory over Holderness in Prep School girls’ ice hockey action Wednesday.

Sarah Markey, Emma Valli and Kaya DeLalsla also tallied for Hebron to complete the scoring. Lauren Yomantas ws effective between the pipes for Hebron and notched the win. 

Ari Bourque tallied both goals for Holderness, while Abby Guerra handled netkeeping duties. 

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