Attwood again dominates at ski states

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Cape Elizabeth senior Emily Attwood has dazzled athletically throughout her high school years and brought the curtain down on her skiing career last week at the Class B state championships.

Attwood won the freestyle and classic races and helped the Capers girls’ team to a fourth-place Nordic finish. The boys wound up fifth.

Attwood captured the freestyle 16 minutes, 6.9 seconds. She also won the classic in 18:31.6.

Cape Elizabeth’s girls also got freestyle points from Lexi Weatherbie (17th, 19:24.8), Francesca Governali (23rd, 19:48.1) and Skyler Dunfey (29th, 20:21.3).

In the classic, Dunfey moved up to 11th (21:52.3), Weatherbie was 17th (22:24.7) and Governali was 34th (24:50.7).

In the boys’ Nordic competition, in the freestyle, Bobby Yokabaskas placed seventh (15:07.1). James Yokabaskas (13th, 15:36.8), John Menz (36th, 17:18.5) and Matt Barksdale (39th, 17:39) were the other scorers.

In the classic, Bobby Yokabaskas moved up to the second spot (16:12.8). James Yokabaskas was 17th, 17:43.5), Menz 25th (18:37.8) and Barksdale 38th (20:20.7).

On the Alpine side, Cape Elizabeth’s boys’ squad was fourth.

In the giant slalom, Jack Barber placed ninth (a two-run combined time of 1:26.35). Sam Kozlowski (15th, 1:29.90), Sam Barber (41st, 1:56.04) and Jon Rice (46th, 2:10.89) were the other scorers.

In the slalom, Sam Barber moved up to eighth (1:23.35). Jack Barber placed 15th (1:29.08). Derek Roberts finished 24th (1:38.28) and Rice came in 32nd (1:55.21).

When the Alpine and Nordic scores were combined, the Capers boys wound up fifth in Class B. Falmouth edged Yarmouth for the title.

The Cape Elizabeth girls didn’t score as a team on the Alpine side or combined. Some individuals did compete downhill. In the GS, Molly Ham came in 35th (1:50.09), Piper Otterbein was 43rd (1:58.66) and Deedee Curran placed 47th (2:07.90).

In the slalom, Curran was 38th (2:08.09) and Otterbein placed 42nd (2:18.03).

In Class A, Scarborough didn’t score as team, but Taylor Bernier was 20th in the boys’ giant slalom (1:45.87) and Shelby Bernier came in 56th in the girls’ GS (2:01.62).

Sports Editor Michael Hoffer can be reached at mhoffer@theforecaster.net

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