Cheering

  • Ellsworth, Sumner, DI-S earn top-4 finishes at state cheer championships

    Ellsworth, Sumner, DI-S earn top-4 finishes at state cheer championships

    ELLSWORTH — Local cheer teams competed at the state championships Saturday at the Augusta Civic Center with Ellsworth, Sumner and Deer Isle-Stonington placing in the top four in their respective classes. Ellsworth followed its Class B North championship last month in Bangor with a second-place finish at states. Hermon, which won the Class B title

  • Ellsworth cheer team edges Hermon for Class B North title

    Ellsworth cheer team edges Hermon for Class B North title

    BANGOR — Kneeling in a circle on the Cross Insurance Center floor, members of the Ellsworth High School cheer team clutched one another as tightly as they could. A half-hour earlier, Ellsworth had walked off the arena mats with confidence after performing its routine at the Class B North championships. There was hope in the

  • Ellsworth cheer team takes 2nd at PVC championships

    Ellsworth cheer team takes 2nd at PVC championships

    ELLSWORTH — The Ellsworth High School cheer team earned a second-place finish at its second championship meet of the season Saturday at Hermon High School. Ellsworth finished second behind the home team at the Penobscot Valley Conference’s Class B championships. It was the second runner-up finish of the year for the Eagles, who placed second

  • EHS takes 2nd at Big East cheer championships; Sumner wins DAC crown

    EHS takes 2nd at Big East cheer championships; Sumner wins DAC crown

    ELLSWORTH — The first championship competitions of the 2019 cheer season were held Saturday, and three Hancock County squads were in action. Ellsworth High School was host to this year’s Big East Conference championships Saturday. The meet pitted the Eagles and Mount Desert Island against Caribou, Foxcroft, Hermon, John Bapst, Old Town, Orono, Presque Isle

  • Ellsworth 2nd, Sumner 3rd at state cheer championships

    Ellsworth 2nd, Sumner 3rd at state cheer championships

    ELLSWORTH — The Ellsworth and Sumner competition cheer teams finished second and third, respectively, at the Class B and C state championships Saturday at the Cross Insurance Center. Ellsworth earned 77.5 points in Class B to finish as runner-up to Hermon, who claimed back-to-back titles as well as its sixth in seven years. Mount Desert

  • Love them or hate them, trips to Aroostook County a way of life for local high school teams

    Love them or hate them, trips to Aroostook County a way of life for local high school teams

    BAR HARBOR — Locating the escape hatch on the average coach bus wouldn’t require a passenger to walk more than a few feet. Locating the escape hatch on the coach bus used recently by the Mount Desert Island cheer team, on the other hand, would require a trip to an unknown field off Interstate 95.

  • Deer Isle-Stonington cheer team qualifies for states

    DEER ISLE —The Deer Isle-Stonington competition cheer team qualified for the state championship meet with a fifth-place finish at Saturday’s Class D North championships at the Cross Insurance Center. The Mariners finish the day with 42.5 points. That total was enough to sent the team to states along with Penobscot Valley (first place), Central Aroostook

  • Ellsworth, MDI, Sumner, qualify for state cheer championships

    Ellsworth, MDI, Sumner, qualify for state cheer championships

    BANGOR — January has been an excellent month for competition cheer teams throughout Hancock County. On the biggest stage, three of those teams kept their seasons going with some of their best performances yet. Ellsworth, Mount Desert Island and Sumner put exclamation points on a strong month at Saturday’s Northern Maine championships at the Cross

  • Ellsworth cheer team takes 2nd at PVC championships

    ELLSWORTH — The Ellsworth competition cheer team earned a second-place finish in Class B at Saturday’s Penobscot Valley Conference championships at Mattanawcook Academy. Eight teams competed in the Class B portion of the tournament, and only Hermon came out ahead of the Big East champion Eagles. Mount Desert Island finished fifth. In Class C, Sumner

  • Ellsworth cheer team claims Big East crown

    Ellsworth cheer team claims Big East crown

    ELLSWORTH — The Ellsworth competition cheer team earned a first-place finish Friday at the Big East championships in Caribou. The competition, which was originally scheduled for 1 p.m. Saturday, was instead held at 6 p.m. Friday. That time change came after a rapid temperature drop resulted in bad road conditions throughout the eastern and northern

  • Ellsworth cheer team places 2nd at MCCA Showcase

    ELLSWORTH — The Ellsworth competition cheer team claimed second place at Saturday’s Maine Cheer Coaches Association Showcase at Old Town High School. The competition brought 15 teams from eastern Maine to Old Town and was the first of the season for most squads. The Eagles finished behind Hermon, which has won six of the past