Cheering

  • Sumner cheer team wins PVC Class C title

    Sumner cheer team wins PVC Class C title

    LINCOLN — The Sumner cheer team added it to its early-season trophy haul Saturday afternoon with a first-place finish in the Penobscot Valley Conference Class C championships at Mattanawcook Academy. Sumner topped second-place Central and third-place Mattanawcook Academy to win the title. It was the second championship win of the season for the Tigers, who

  • Sumner cheer team wins DAC crown; EHS takes 2nd at Big Easts

    Sumner cheer team wins DAC crown; EHS takes 2nd at Big Easts

    BAILEYVILLE — After nearly not traveling to its opening meet, the Sumner cheer team started its 2020 season in winning fashion. Sumner won the Downeast Athletic Conference title Saturday with a first-place finish in the four-team meet at Woodland High School. The Tigers beat out Calais, Machias and Woodland to claim the championship. In anticipation

  • 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