• Ellsworth earns top spot in Big East Cheering Competition

    Ellsworth earns top spot in Big East Cheering Competition

    ELLSWORTH – The Ellsworth Eagles placed first out of five teams at the Big East Cheering Competition on Saturday. Weather delayed the competition scheduled to begin at noon by two hours. Icy roads prevented seven teams from competing. Presque Isle placed second with a score of 111.9 behind Ellsworth’s 123.9. Caribou placed third with a

  • Cheering squad gives Trojan teams a boost

    Cheering squad gives Trojan teams a boost

    BAR HARBOR — At Mount Desert Island High School home football games this year, the cheering squad and athletic department had some fun surprises for the fans in the stands. Cheers at halftime and during the game included dances to songs the pep band played, chants using the megaphone as a drum, and holding signs

  • Elementary and junior high cheer teams win big at state competition

    Elementary and junior high cheer teams win big at state competition

    BANGOR — Four Hancock County schools brought home trophies from the Maine State Cheering Championship for Elementary and Junior High last Saturday at Bangor Auditorium. At the annual competition, involving young cheerleaders from pee wees to junior high schoolers, Ellsworth Elementary-Middle School’s Falcons Varsity Team won first and landed the top score (126.5 points) out

  • Ellsworth, DI-Stonington are Eastern Maine cheering champs

    Ellsworth, DI-Stonington are Eastern Maine cheering champs

    BANGOR — The Ellsworth Eagles and the Deer Isle-Stonington Mariners took top honors and the Sumner Tigers were runners-up Saturday in the Eastern Maine Cheering Championships at the Bangor Auditorium. In the Class B competition, Ellsworth caught a break when the defending state champion Hermon Hawks, who had performed ahead of the Eagles, were assessed

  • Sumner Cheering Invitational Jan. 19

    SULLIVAN — The annual Sumner Cheering Invitational will be held Saturday, Jan. 19, at Sumner Memorial High School in Sullivan. Doors will open at 10 a.m. and competition will begin at 11. Admission is $5 for adults and $3 for students. Participating teams will include Sumner, MDI, Bucksport, George Stevens Academy, Presque Isle, Hampden, Dexter,

  • Ellsworth Eagles Are Big East Runners-up

    Ellsworth Eagles Are Big East Runners-up

    HERMON — The Ellsworth Eagles turned in a strong second place finish in Saturday’s Big East Cheering Championships at Hermon High School. The Eagles finished with 117.6 points, second only to the champion Hermon Hawks, who compiled a score of 127.1 points. Others in the competition included Caribou 97.9, Presque Isle 95.5, Old Town 90.7,

  • Cheering tryouts

    BAR HARBOR — Tryouts for the Mount Desert Island High School Cheering Squad continue this week. Final tryouts are scheduled for 5 to 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 15, and Thursday, Aug. 16. Cheering practices begin on Saturday, Aug. 18, at 8 a.m. For more sports news, pick up a copy of the Mount Desert

  • EEMS Pee Wees Win State Cheering Title

    EEMS Pee Wees Win State Cheering Title

    ELLSWORTH — It’s been a big couple of weeks for the third-, fourth- and fifth-graders who make up the Ellsworth Pee Wee Cheering team. The girls were the only Maine team to participate in a national cheering competition held in Boston Feb. 25 and ended up placing third in their division and taking third place

  • 12 in a Row!

    BANGOR — With just four girls, the Lamoine Consolidated School cheerleaders captured their 12th consecutive championship in the Pee Wee II Division of the recent State Cheering Championships held in Bangor. Coach Kim Tupper was a sixth-grader on the Lamoine squad when it began its remarkable run. “They were pretty awesome,” she said of this

  • Hornets Are State Champs

    BANGOR — The Hancock Grammar School cheerleaders, who won the RSU 24 championship, also brought home a State Cheering Championship this year. Squad members include Emily Young, Caitlyn Wentworth, Hailey Saunders, Molly McCarthy, Danielle White, Rady Linkle, Karli Dyer and Maddie Thornton, Carly Freeman, Victoria Page Jackson, Hailey Craig, Jenna Ross, Julia Zaraletta, assistant coach

  • Schoodic Cheering Planning Session Set

    SULLIVAN — A planning session for Schoodic Tiger Cheering, involving students in grades five through eight at Mountain View, Peninsula and Steuben schools, will be held for parents on Wednesday, March 14, at 6 p.m. at the Sumner Memorial High School library. The session will include sign-ups and a discussion of fund-raising and competition dates.

  • Cougars Win In Cheering Tournament

    AUGUSTA — The Castine Cougars, coached by Jennifer Henderson, were one of the smallest teams to make an appearance in the seventh annual Maine State Cheer Challenge in Augusta on Sunday. Being among the smallest didn’t stop the Cougars from returning home with a first place trophy and division championship medals. Members of the squad