Husson Cheer Team

Dance, cheer teams free show March 26 before travel to regional

on March 26, 2015, at 2:40 p.m.
BANGOR, Maine — More than two dozen Husson University athletes will travel to Rhode Island this weekend to represent their school at a regional competition. The members of the Husson Dance and Cheer Teams will be competing for the first time at the New England All-Star and College Cheer & Dance Championships, after taking home …

On Deck, a sports calendar for March 5, 2015

on March 05, 2015, at 8:14 p.m.
BASEBALL BANGOR — Bangor Comrades American Legion Baseball will conduct free clinics four Sundays, March 1-22, with March 29 as a weather makeup date, for Bangor youth at Bangor High Red Barry Gym. Registration and entrance to the gym will be on the Peakes Auditorium side. Clinics are 10-11:15 a.m. …
The Hermon High School cheerleading team gets pumped up before taking the floor in the State Class B Cheerleading Competition at the Augusta Civic Center on Saturday.  The Hawks cheerleaders won their fifth straight Class B state title.

Hermon captures fifth straight Class B cheering crown

By Ernie Clark on Feb. 07, 2015, at 5:35 p.m.
AUGUSTA | Dezerae Peabody couldn’t help but peek through the curtain to catch a glimpse of what figured to be the biggest threat to Hermon High School’s stranglehold on the Class B cheering state championship Saturday. She was impressed with what she saw from Medomak Valley High School, the …
The Lisbon High School cheerleading team won the State Class C Cheerleading Competition at the Augusta Civic Center on Saturday.

Surprising Lisbon wins first Class C cheering state championship

By Ernie Clark on Feb. 07, 2015, at 3:59 p.m.
AUGUSTA | When Mountain Valley Conference rival Dirigo High School of Dixfield was announced as the Class C cheering state runner-up Saturday, the Lisbon Greyhounds couldn’t predict who had defeated the Cougars. Certainly it wouldn’t be them, fourth-place finishers at the Western Maine Class C championships two weeks earlier. …
Hermon High School performs during the Eastern Maine Class B regional cheerleading competition Saturday at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor. Hermon went on to win the title.

Traditional powers hope to retain cheering state championships

By Ernie Clark on Feb. 06, 2015, at 10:48 a.m.
The trophies symbolic of a state championship in Maine high school cheering have been reserved for a relatively few schools in recent years, regardless of class. Either Lewiston or Biddeford has won the Class A state title for the last seven seasons, with Biddeford winning in 2008, 2009, 2010 and …

Lewiston claims EM ‘A’ cheering title; Bangor takes second

By Kalle Oakes, Sun Journal on Jan. 26, 2015, at 10:23 p.m.
AUGUSTA | Lewiston left itself a high ceiling for Monday’s regional cheerleading championship. One week earlier, the Blue Devils struggled through a three­-minute routine that was well below its own standards, even as they won their program’s seventh consecutive KVAC title on the same Augusta Civic Center floor. Consider …
Hermon High School performs during the East Maine Class B regional cheerleading competition Saturday at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor.

Hermon shakes off challenges to repeat as Eastern B cheering champ

By Ernie Clark on Jan. 24, 2015, at 9 p.m.
BANGOR | Like most high school athletic teams this week, the Hermon cheering squad came face to face with end-of-semester stresses and mid-winter illness. So ravaged was the team by the latter issue that Hawks coach Kristie Reed cancelled Thursday’s practice with the Eastern Maine Class B championship meet …
Central Aroostook Jr./Sr. High School cheerleaders hold up the championship trophy after winning the East/West Maine Class D regional cheerleading competition Saturday at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor.

Successful start propels Central Aroostook to Class D regional cheering title

By Ernie Clark on Jan. 24, 2015, at 7:50 p.m.
BANGOR | Most fans might not be able to tell by watching, but there can be an element of momentum to a high school cheering routine. So when perennial power Central Aroostook Jr./Sr. High School of Mars Hill successfully completed its first stunt of Saturday’s Class D regional cheering …
The Dexter High School team holds up the first place trophy after winning the Eastern Maine Class C Regional cheerleading competition Saturday at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor.

New element helps Dexter edge Bucksport for Eastern Maine Class C cheerleading title

By Pete Warner on Jan. 24, 2015, at 2:05 p.m.
BANGOR | Cheerleading teams spend countless hours developing and perfecting their routines for the opportunity to perform them only a few times in competition. Often, it’s the exact same routine throughout the conference, regional and state championships. Dexter High School added a little wrinkle to its repertoire prior to …

Snowstorm forces time change for Saturday’s cheerleading championships in Bangor, Augusta

on Jan. 23, 2015, at 5:21 p.m.
Because of Saturday’s impending snowstorm, the Eastern Maine cheerleading championships for Classes B-C and East/West Classes D at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor will start earlier, while the Western Maine A-B-C championships and Eastern Maine Class A finals at the Augusta Civic Center have been postponed to Monday. The …

Paws for a Cause Cheering Competition

By ellagrindle on Jan. 19, 2015, at 6:23 a.m.
Saturday, Jan. 31, 2015 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Location: Lawrence High School, School St, Fairfield, ME For more information: 207-453-4200; High School Cheering Competition Sat. Jan 31 at 10 am – doors open at 9 am $6 adults $3 seniors/children Bring a donation for the Humane Society Waterville …

Presque Isle captures Aroostook League cheerleading title

on Jan. 16, 2015, at 10:06 p.m.
CARIBOU | The Presque Isle Wildcats compiled 60 points to capture the Aroostook League cheerleading title Friday night at the Caribou High School gym. Caribou finished second to its archrival with 57 points and was followed by Central Aroostook of Mars Hill (52.7), Houlton (51.9) and Fort Fairfield (46.4). …

TV Radio schedule for Jan. 16, 2015

on Jan. 15, 2015, at 6:32 p.m.
BASKETBALL, BOYS BELFAST at OCEANSIDE, 6:15 p.m., WBYA Islesboro (105.5 FM), WBYA Internet ( OXFORD HILLS at MESSALONSKEE, 6:30 p.m., WOXO Norway (92.7 & 100.7 FM) radio CENTRAL at ORONO, 7 p.m., WZON Bangor (620 AM) radio; WZON Internet ( MDI at WASHINGTON ACADEMY, 7 p.m., WDEA Ellsworth (1370 AM) …
University of Maine cheerleaders perform a routine during the University of Maine's game against Villanova at Alfond Stadium in Orono in this October 2014 file photo.

‘It’s something they’re passionate about’: UMaine cheerleaders overcome challenges to share school spirit

By Pete Warner on Oct. 29, 2014, at 3:13 p.m.
ORONO | They have been a fixture at University of Maine athletic events for decades, sharing their energy and enthusiasm with the Black Bear fans. They practice 12-14 hours per week, even though they receive no athletic scholarship money and only minimal program funding. They are the UMaine cheerleading …
Kaitlyn Hale from Bonny Eagle, center, cheers at halftime during the 2014 Lobster Bowl Saturday in Biddeford.

Senior cheerleaders relish opportunity to support Maine Shrine Lobster Bowl Classic

By Justin Pelletier, Sun Journal on July 20, 2014, at 5:37 p.m.
BIDDEFORD | They tossed, turned, rolled and danced around the middle of the field — all to the delight of an appreciative audience at Waterhouse Field on Saturday night. Cheerleaders live for evenings like this, and you can bet they were grateful to be under the lights to end …

Beaches, barbeques, and….what???

on June 29, 2014, at 8:56 p.m.
It’s summertime! For most of us, this means beaches, barbeques, and cheerleading. Wait, did I say cheerleading? Okay, maybe summertime only means cheerleading for a select few crazy coaches. Like myself. I won’t deny it. I have to assume it’s not much different for highly competitive basketball coaches who host …

Spirit Camp at University of Maine

Bangor Daily News on June 16, 2014, at 2:28 p.m.
Wednesday, June 25, 2014 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.Thursday, June 26, 2014 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.Friday, June 27, 2014 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Location: University of Maine, Orono campus, Orono, Maine For more information: 207-862-3355; ORONO, Maine — The University of Maine Cheerleaders will be instructing the …

Safety in Numbers

on April 02, 2014, at 8:25 p.m.
Cheerleading is more dangerous than all other sports. There are more injuries and more emergency room visits in cheerleading than in football. There are several high school and college cheer teams that have been prohibited from stunting and tumbling because catastrophic injuries have occurred. You may have seen the video …

Introducing Three Cheers for Cheerleaders

on March 26, 2014, at 3:03 p.m.
I’ve had the “Is cheerleading a sport?” debate many times over the course of my coaching career.
The Husson University cheering and dance teams show off their first-place trophies after the New England Cheerleading & Dance Team Open Championships Saturday in East Haven, Conn. Team members are (front row, from left) Bri Missler, Samantha Campbell, Danielle Gough, Danielle Diaz, Karen McLeod, Tia Hardy, Vita Gould, Arial Farrar, Melesa Punsky, Rosie Conary,  Laurel Whipkey; (second row) head coach Buffie McCue, Kristena Strout, Ashley Blake, Kat Dickens, Eliza Talbot, Allison Murphy, Becky Jacobs, Kassandra Primatello; and (third row) Tatiana Andrews-Romain, Kendra Page, Emily Higgins, Ambyr Sargent, John Costello, Sarah Calnan, Meghan Frank, Hallee Breton, and assistant coach Hillary Hoyt.

Husson cheerleading, dance teams capture New England Open titles

on March 04, 2014, at 11:09 a.m.
EAST HAVEN, Conn. — The Husson University cheerleading and dance teams each placed first in their divisions at the annual New England Cheerleading & Dance Team Open Championships on Saturday. More than 90 teams competed, including nine collegiate teams. “Being able to see our team come together as a family, …
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