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 placed an impressive second of 11 competitors behind Penobscot Valley. Bucksport also earned a spot in the top half with a fifth-place finish.
The teams will head to the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor for the regional championships next Saturday, Jan. 27. The Class B competition begins at 9 a.m., and the Class C competition will get started at 1:45 p.m.