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 seven Class B championships.

Also competing were Sumner and Mount Desert Island. Sumner finished sixth, and MDI took ninth.

Ellsworth will be back in action at 6 p.m. Friday, Jan. 12, for the Big East championships in Caribou. That competition was originally scheduled to be held Saturday, Jan. 13, but icy conditions expected that morning were deemed unsafe for traveling such a long distance.