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DEER ISLE — A loud cheer erupted, puncturing the steady rhythm of the upbeat pop song that blared over the speakers. The sound was a celebration as members of Island Cheer and Tumbling, a competitive recreational cheering program based out of…

MILLINOCKET — After a one-week delay, local teams competed Saturday in the Northern Maine championship cheer meet. Ellsworth placed in the top two of the Class B North championships for the fifth consecutive time in the regional competition a…

BANGOR — The regional cheer championships originally scheduled for this weekend have been postponed. The Northern and Southern Maine meets will not be held as scheduled Saturday afternoon as a result of the impending winter snowstorm. They wi…

CARIBOU — For the first time in two years, a competitive in-person cheer meet has been held in the state of Maine. Six teams from across the region traveled Saturday to Caribou High School for this year’s Big East championships. The meet mark…

Student athletes, musicians and performers will not be required to wear masks during active participation if they enroll in pool testing for COVID-19 at the middle and high schools, the board ruled. This requirement is regardless of vaccinati…

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SULLIVAN — For Hancock County’s easternmost school district, the return of sports is, at long last, within touching distance. More than 10 months have passed since anyone at Sumner Memorial High School has been able to compete in practices, c…

BAR HARBOR — The winter sports season continued in Hancock County this week with two more schools joining in on the action. Mount Desert Island became the third high school in the area to begin winter sports when it held its first day of skil…

AUGUSTA — As the return of certain in-person athletic activities nears, the wait for more formal team practices and events is set to go on a little longer. The Maine Principals’ Association announced Friday the delay of team-based practices a…

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