While the temperatures may have been bit on the cool side Saturday, the overall sunny, crisp conditions could not have been more ideal for the Camden Hills Alpine ski team’s lone home meet of the winter at the Camden Snow Bowl.

Camden Hills hosted a successful day of racing, led by senior Andrew Baxter, who enjoyed a first-place finish and the best time of the day. The Windjammers placed third in both the boys and girls events.

Camden Hills coach Chris Christie praised his team, saying the Windjammers “skied like champions.” He continued by congratulating the seniors for finishing their final home race and reminded them that the best is yet to come.

Christie said for all the Windjammer skiers, “the best part of the season for this team is still ahead of us. You thought we have had some fun already? You ain’t seen nothing yet.”

The girls team scores were: Edward Little of Auburn 31, Oxford Hills of South Paris 56, Camden Hills 62, Hampden Academy 97, Greenville 102, Bangor 110 and John Bapst of Bangor 142.

The boys team scores were: Edward Little 19, Leavitt of Turner 36, Camden Hills 69, Oxford Hills 91, Hampden Academy 153 and John Bapst 157.

Christie said the Camden Hills girls were only six points behind Oxford Hills, who was the state Class A runner-up last year. “We have yet to lose to a Class B school this year. What that means is that we now have to work harder than ever to reach our goals.”

“What a great day for Camden Hills Alpine skiing,” Christie said. “While it is fun to be a ski racer, it is even more fun to be a ski racer at your mountain where your friends and family members can cheer you on.”

Of Baxter, Christie said, “This win was big for Andrew as he has worked very hard this fall and season and he was skiing against a very strong field.”

The individual results for the Camden Hills girls (62 finishers) were: 6, Macy Jones, 1:48.43; 11, Simone Cautela, 1:51.46; 22, Jessie Mathews, 1:57.96; 23, Julie Beauchesne, 1:58.48; 24, Olivia Hamalainen, 1:59.03; 32, Caitlin Throne; 2:03.97; 40, Morgan Farley, 2:08.53; 41, Emma Conover, 2:08.71; 42, Jamie Burgess, 2:10.06; 46, Marnie Merrill, 2:13.06; 47, Sophie Salas, 2:14.46; 50, Jenna Hill, 2:15.52; 54, Allie Heckerd, 2:18.15; and 61, Hayley Aydelott, 3:05.42. Jane Ouillette, an independent student-athlete from Belfast, finished seventh in 1:49.28.

The individual results for the Camden Hills boys (61 finishers) were: 1, Baxter, 1:40.04; 16, Taylor Harrison, 1:46.29; 24, Micah Heanssler, 1:50.23; 29, Stephen Gross, 1:51.08; 33, Cole Ellison, 1:52.93; 35, Lincoln Tilden, 1:54.26; 42, Eben Kopp, 1:57.56; and 44, Pierre Haugen, 1:58.73.

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Village NetMedia Regional Editor/Sports Director Ken Waltz can be reached at 207-594-4401 or by e-mail at kwaltz@villagesoup.com.