Members of the Ellsworth cheer team pose for a photo with their second-place plaque following the Class B championships Feb. 9 at the Augusta Civic Center. Ellsworth (82.6 points) was runner-up to Hermon (86 points). ELLSWORTH HIGH SCHOOL PHOTO

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 for the eighth time in nine seasons, scored 86 points to top the Eagles’ 82.6. Mount Desert Island finished above Freeport and John Bapst to place 10th with 52.9 points.

In the Class C competition, Sumner posted a score of 68.6 points to come away with fourth place behind state champion Lisbon, second-place Sacopee Valley and third-place Central. Bucksport placed eighth to finish ahead of Calais, Madison/Carrabec, Wiscasset and Dirigo.

In Class D, Deer Isle-Stonington earned 52.5 points to finish fourth behind Central Aroostook, Penobscot Valley and Machias. Central Aroostook’s state championship was the program’s sixth straight and 11th in the past 12 seasons.

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