Ellis Slover of Edward Little double poles his way through the course during the 5K classical race at the Maine Outdoor Wellness Center in Turner on Wednesday. Ellis won the inaugural race on the trail with a time of 16:02.4. Dustin Williamson photo

Edward Little’s Ellis Slover and Leavitt’s Jaidyn Negley were victorious in the inaugural Nordic ski race at the Maine Outdoor Wellness Center in Turner on Wednesday.

Slover clocked in with a winning time of 16:02.4, well ahead of teammate Benjamin Condit (17:34.2) to set the initial record time on the course. Leavitt teammates Eli Bell (17:52.2) and Logan Ouellette (18:16.0) were third and fourth, respectively. Maranacook’s Silas Bartol (sixth, 18:42.0) and Spruce Mountain’s Abrahm Geissinger (seventh, 18:58.3) notched top-10 showings for their teams.

Edward Little won the boys competition, followed by Leavitt, Maranacook, Camden Hills, Dirigo, Spruce Mountain and Mt. Ararat.

Negley’s record-establishing pace (20:32.6) easily put her ahead of runner-up Sadie Skinner of Mt. Ararat (21:54.8). Camden Hills’ Allison Gill was third (22:17.6), while EL’s Katherine Garcia (22:21.3) and Maranacook’s Jenna Badeau (22:30.4) rounded out the top five.

Jaidyn Negley of Leavitt double poles into her second lap of the high school classical race held at the Maine Outdoor Wellness Center in Turner on Wednesday. Negley won the race with a time of 20:32.6, more than one minute ahead of second place. Dustin Williamson photo

Maranacook won the girls team competition, just ahead of Leavitt and Mt. Ararat. Camden Hills was fourth, followed by Edward Little and Winthrop.

WMC/SMAA NORDIC AT LIBBY HILL: William Maines was the fastest skier of the day for host Gray-New Gloucester in a Nordic race at Libby Hill Trails in Gray on Wednesday.


Maines crossed the line first in a time of 15:32.2, just over 30 seconds ahead of Yarmouth’s Owen Redfield.

Yarmouth skiers occupied the rest of the top five, and won the boys competition, out-pointing runner-up Gray-NG, as well as Portland, Deering and Cheverus. Portland’s George Theall had a top-10 finish.

Deering’s Megan Cummingham won the girls race in a time of 17:53.0, 3.4 seconds faster than Cheverus’s Annabelle Brooks. Yarmouth’s Maddie Marston led a trio of Clippers in the top five. Yarmouth edged Deering in the girls team standings, with Portland, Cheverus and Gray-NG following.


LEWISTON 6, BRUNSWICK 0: Daxton St. Hilaire scored a pair of goals and assisted on another as the Blue Devils (3-1) and goalie Keegan McLaughlin blanked the Dragons (1-1) at Lewiston.

Tanner Anctil had a goal and an assist, and Mason Beaudoin, Damon Bossie and Ethan Blue also scored for Lewiston. Connor Wolverton, Evan Knowlton and Nick Pelletier all picked up assists.


Spencer Marquis started the game in goal for Brunswick, and Luke Patterson played the second half.


FRYEBURG ACADEMY 63, MOUNTAIN VALLEY 58: Armel Maloji scored a game-high 20 points and the Raiders (1-1) overcame a rough start to finish off the Falcons (1-2) at Rumford.

William Hallem added 13 and Gunnar Saunders 10 for Fryeburg, which trailed 16-8 after one quarter before heading to halftime with a 30-28 lead.

Airick Richard paced Mountain Valley with 19 points, Kalen Chase had 17 and Keagan Pitcher scored  12 on four 3-pointers.

MARANACOOK 76, LEAVITT 71: Cash McClure scored 29 points as the Maranacook boys basketball team jumped out to a big lead, and then held on for a 76-71 victory over Leavitt on Wednesday in Readfield.


Tim Worster had 15 and Casey Cormier scored 11 for the Black Bears (8-0), who beat the Hornets 70-52 on Friday. Maranacook was up by 25 in the third quarter, but had to withstand a late Leavitt rally.

Wyatt Hathaway scored 26 for Leavitt. Joziah Learned had 17 points.

WINDHAM 59, LEWISTON 48: Nick Garrison scored a game-high 22 points and the Eagles rallied from a big first-quarter deficit to beat the  Blue Devils at Lewiston.

Kaleb Cidre and Dylan Gorman both added seven points for Windham (1-2), which trailed 17-8 after one quarter but led 26-21 at halftime.

Malik Foster led Lewiston (3-1) with 14 points, Ali Abdullahi had 13 and David Omasombo added 10.



WINDHAM 54, LEWISTON 45: Sarah Talon led a trio of Windham players in double figures as the Eagles handed the Blue Devils their first loss, at Windham.

Talon scored a team-high 16 points for Windham (1-2), Kayla Flanders had 12 and Carly Morey added 10. The Eagles led 26-18 at halftime.

Emily Strachan had a game-high 20 points for Lewiston (3-1). Jamya Nicolas added 11.

MARANACOOK 50, LEAVITT 28: Grace Dwyer led a balanced Black Bears offense with 11 points in a resounding win over the host Hornets at Turner.

Gabby Green added 10 points for Maranacook, which had eight players make baskets. Natalie Whitten (eight points) and Kate Mohlar (seven) each hit a pair of 3-pointers.

Alison Noniewicz led Leavitt with 11 points.

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