March 28, 2012

MORNING SENTINEL BOYS ALPINE SKIER OF THE YEAR: Bonnevie excels at Mt. Blue after skiing 3 years at CVA

BY DAVE MCLAUGHLIN Correspondent

For the first time in his high school skiing career, Lucas Bonnevie decided to stay home. Bonnevie attended Carrabassett Valley Academy his first three years in high school, but decided to compete with Mt. Blue his senior season.

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Morning Sentinel Boys Alpine Skier of the Year Lucas Bonnevie

Morning Sentinel Skiing All-Stars

GIRLS

FIRST TEAM

Heather Farrington, Mt. Blue

Olivia Tsouprake, Winthrop

Sarah Wade, Mt. Blue

Abby Mace, Maranacook

Elise Luce, sophomore, Mt. Abram

Erin Luce, senior, Mt. Abram

SECOND TEAM

Mallory Parker, Mt. Blue

Adrian Huntington, Maranacook

Caroline Colan, Maranacook

Sadie James, Mt. Abram

Emily Ramsey, Mt. Blue

Emma Houston, Mt. Abram

HONORABLE MENTION

Mt. Blue - Abbey Ellis, Katerina Bessey, Marina West, Anja Nordstrom.

Mt. Abram - Emily Listowich, Ivy Mitman, Hattie Rosenberg.

Maranacook - Maddalena Chiappetta, Natalie Wicks, Hannah Depres.

Monmouth - Rebekah Bryant.

Winthrop - Rachel Ingram.

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BOYS

FIRST TEAM

Lucas Bonnevie, Mt. Blue

Dustin Staples, Mt. Blue

Dylan Thombs, Monmouth Academy

Alec Daigle, Maranacook

Matt Delmar, Maranacook

North Kay, Mt. Blue

SECOND TEAM

Trent Rosenberg, Mt. Abram

Zach Veayo, Mt. Blue

Kelby Mace, Maranacook

Gary Kersbergen, MCI

Max Kay, Mt. Blue

HONORABLE MENTION

Mt. Blue - Anthony Franchetti, Isaac Doiron, Silas Rogers.

Maranacook - Alex Tooth, Kai Pakulski. Tobias Smith, Carson Mitchell, Taylor Watson, Ethan Harriman, Cory McSweeney, Colby Watts, Sam Nielsen.

Mt. Abram - Parker Kennedy, Patrick Banahan, Thomas Faraday, Jay Chenard, Nick Carlton.

Winthrop - Aaron St. Pierre.

Bonnevie's abilities were evident from the first race, when he torched the Otter Slide slalom course at Titcomb Mountain in Farmington with precision and style.

"Lucas is a very talented skier," Mt. Blue coach Mark Cyr said. "He brought a lot to the team this season and proved to be an important team member."

Bonnevie finished first in the Class A giant slalom and fifth in the slalom to help the Mt. Blue boys to the team title. He won the Kennebec Valley Athletic Conference Class A title in both the slalom and giant slalom as Mt. Blue won the overall title.

For his outstanding season, Bonnevie has been named the Morning Sentinel Boys Alpine Skier of the Year. Teammate North Kay and Maine Central Institute's Gary Kersbergen were also considered.

"It was really fun being part of the team at Mt. Blue," Bonnevie said. "I was really happy with the season, I finished every race and we were successful as a team."

Bonnevie's presence created plenty of enthusiasm and competition. In most races, Bonnevie laid down the fastest run of the day on his first run, setting the standard for everyone else.

At the conference championships, Bonnevie skied a 44.02 in his first run of the giant slalom competition, which was 2.5 seconds faster than his nearest competitor. He was faster on his second run, finishing in 43.66 to win the title by four seconds. He also posted the two fastest times in the slalom.

"He has a great feel for the mountain and the snow," Cyr said. "He trained hard this winter and put in a lot of time on snow to have the results he did."

At the Class A championships, Alex Gowen of Falmouth was one-tenth of a second faster than Bonnevie after the first run of the giant slalom. Bonnevie, however, skied with precision in his second run and won the title by 1.5 seconds.

"Near the end of the season at states, I was skiing as well as I had all year," Bonnevie said. "I was really into it, there were some very good skiers and you had to focus."

 

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