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A Mainer for most of his life, Tim Whiton jumped on the chance to take his first college head coaching job back in his home state. It wasn’t just the chance to move back to New England that snagged his attention. As Whiton heads to the University of Maine Presque Isle (UMPI), he is also excited about trying to build up a program that has seen four other head coaches come and go in the...

(Maine Winter Sports Center (MWSC) new life, has given a $2,000,000 gift and an additional $3,000,000 matching gift to kick off MWSC’s $20-million-dollar endowment campaign. Fully matched, Smith’s gift will represent $8 million dollars in endowment contribution. When it was announced in February of 2014 that the MWSC would be losing its funding in April of that year, the future of the organization was in serious doubt. The MWSC immediately launched a campaign intended to...

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James Upham had a good run in Sochi: his Paralympic skiers won three medals - the first by U.S. women in 20 years - and before that at the Olympics Susan Dunklee, a college skier he had recruited to be a biathlete, turned in the best performance ever by a U.S. woman. Now he's returning to his home of Maine as an assistant coach at Bates College.

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RUMFORD, Maine – The final day of the United States Cross Country Ski Championship saw some controversy during the A Final of the men’s classic sprint on the trails of Black Mountain.  Torin Koos (BSF) skied away from the rest of the heat, but was later disqualified for a questionable move, so the second skier across the finish line Tyler Kornfield (UAF) was crowned the national champion.  While we don’t have footage of the contentious moment...

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RUMFORD, Maine – In the wake of the 2012 United States Cross Country Ski Championship natural snow has finally started to  fall and the racers move on to the next event on their schedule, but we take a look back at the final day of competition on the trails of Black Mountain.  Watch how the ladies’ classic sprint transpired. Contributing camera work by Alex Matthews and Audrey Mangan. albuterol . buy naltrexone online chantix buy...

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RUMFORD, Maine – For most of the racers in the men’s 30km classic mass start at the United States Cross Country Ski Championship there was one long effort, but for Noah Hoffman it was ski 20km and then race 10km as fast as he could.  Watch how things played out for Hoffman and the rest of the field. Full Race Report: “Hoffman Uses Smarts, Grit to Win 30 K”, by: Alex Matthews albuterol . buy...

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RUMFORD, Maine  — With falling snow and six trips up Black Mountain’s infamous ‘High School Hill’ the ladies’ 20km classic mass start was exciting.  Through the race the lead pack decreased from a mass to just five and by the time the skiers finally crossed the line it was the US Ski Team/CXC’s Jessie Diggins who got there first to win another title.  Check out how it unfolded.

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  Tested and picked glide waxes yesterday as was the plan as I anticipated that today’s kick solution could be a demanding one.  It did some freezing raining last night before they groomed.  Still, the tracks got an ice glaze on them which made things a bit tricky this morning.  We tested kick waxes, straight base green, straight klisters, and klisters covered.  Before qualifying, our best wax was Nordic Green Klister covered by Nordic Red...

  Rumford, ME – In this podcast Sam Evans-Brown talked to the techs who prepped some of the winners’ skis to find out what exactly was the right combination for a rocket pair of skis. And for those of you who’s eyes cross when wax talk starts, we ask how to get fast skis with minimal research. Have a listen… [podcast]http://images.fasterskier.com/2012/01/Classic-Podcast-Final.mp3[/podcast] albuterol . buy naltrexone online chantix buy ventolin onlinechantix

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RUMFORD, Maine – With a strong headwind down the homestretch, the men proved that it was all about their position into the stadium, staying low and having enough energy for the final burst to the line.  When the snow settled it was Torin Koos who took his third straight sprint title. Contributing camera work by Evan Dethier. albuterol . buy naltrexone online chantix buy ventolin onlinechantix

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With US XC Nationals less than two weeks away, Mother Nature has been most uncooperative.  Fortunately, the organizing committee and volunteers in Rumford have picked up the slack and have the snow guns blowing at every possible opportunity.   The efforts and tireless hard work of the Chisholm Ski Club organization has stockpiled enough blown snow to cover the entire racecourses for the championships. Over the past 10 to 15 years, artificial snow has been...

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When John Koons was growing up in Waterville, Maine forty years ago, skiing was the thing to do. “When I was a youngster we had a ski hill,” Koons told FasterSkier. “It was sponsored and run by Colby College. It was an alpine slope, and we had snowmaking and we had lights, and it was really a wonderful place for kids to go.” But like so many small hills around New England and the rest...

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Over and over, Christina Kouros has told coaches, administrators, and journalists that she just wants to be part of the team. The sophomore from Cape Elizabeth, Maine, started out by joining her high school’s outdoor track team, and this winter she joined the ski team, too. Why is this impressive? Kouros was born without a right leg. But that hasn’t slowed her down. In the last two years she has represented her school using a...

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More than a decade ago, Maine’s governor, Angus King commissioned an economic study which determined that New England’s largest state was actually two distinct, economic regions: the affluent southeastern coast, and the struggling, northern forests. Through the years, Aroostook County had been dealt a hat trick of economic setbacks: first, the emergence of Idaho as the nation’s premier source of potatoes, second, Quebec’s ability to process timber products more economically than Maine, and more recently,...