Presque Isle hockey team vaults to second place in Eastern Maine Class B

By Larry Mahoney on Feb. 14, 2014, at 5:23 p.m.
The Presque Isle High School Wildcat hockey team has been on a tear of late. With wins in six of its last seven games, the 11-5-1 Wildcats have catapulted to second place in Eastern Maine Class B behind defending two-time regional champ Messalonskee of Oakland. The list of wins includes …
Autumn Preble (from left), Melyssa Prescott and Hillary Williams of Central High School hold the trophy after winning the Class C State Cheering Championship on Saturday at the Augusta Civic Center.

Hermon, Central capture B, C state cheering championships

By Larry Mahoney on Feb. 08, 2014, at 7:38 p.m.
AUGUSTA | Coach Kristie Reed’s Hermon High School Hawks became the first school to capture four consecutive state Class B cheerleading championships and Central of Corinth won its second C crown in three years on Saturday at the Augusta Civic Center. Hermon registered 148.2 points with a virtually flawless …
The Central Aroostook High School Panthers cheering squad were Class D state champions in Augusta on Saturday.

Central Aroostook claims sixth state Class D cheering title in 7 years; Biddeford wins Class A

By Larry Mahoney on Feb. 08, 2014, at 2:50 p.m.
AUGUSTA | The Central Aroostook High School Panthers had their string of five consecutive state Class D cheerleading championships derailed by Deer Isle-Stonington a year ago. Central Aroostook coach Sami Allen didn’t feel her team had its best performance of the year on Saturday in the state championships at …
The Hermon girls react after winning first place in the Class B cheering competition at the Cross Center in Bangor on Jan. 25.

Hermon seeks fourth straight state Class B cheerleading title on Saturday in Augusta

By Larry Mahoney on Feb. 06, 2014, at 12:41 p.m.
The Hermon High School cheerleading squad likes performing under pressure and will get a chance to do so again during the state competition Saturday at the Augusta Civic Center. Coach Kristie Reed’s Hawks will be seeking their fourth consecutive state Class B title. The Class D competition kicks off at …
Bangor High School's Mattea Hamel cheers before the crowd at the Eastern Maine Class A championships Saturday at the Augusta Civic Center.

Lewiston edges Bangor for Eastern Maine Class A cheering title

By Kalle Oakes, Sun Journal on Jan. 25, 2014, at 7:10 p.m.
AUGUSTA — It wasn’t perfect, or even close. In the current throw-caution-to-the-wind climate of Class A East cheering, a championship performance doesn’t have to meet that standard. And even though Lynnette Morency and her Lewiston High School powerhouse admittedly helped create that atmosphere, the coach isn’t sure how she feels …
The Hermon girls react after winning the Eastern Maine Class B cheering competition at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor on Saturday,

Hermon perseveres, edges Ellsworth for Eastern B cheering crown

By Ernie Clark on Jan. 25, 2014, at 4:17 p.m.
BANGOR | The Hermon High School cheering squad has achieved considerable success in recent years, winning the last three Class B state championships and five in seven years. One title that had eluded the Hawks for the last two seasons was Eastern Maine champion, but coach Kristie Reed’s club …

Central Aroostook captures Class D cheering regional; Machias is runner-up

By Ernie Clark on Jan. 25, 2014, at 1:36 p.m.
BANGOR | For the Central Aroostook High School cheering team, Saturday’s Class D regional championships marked a return to normalcy. The Panthers, who won five consecutive state championships before being dethroned last year by Deer Isle-Stonington, scored 123.1 points to overwhelm the rest of the regional field and earn …

Lewiston, Medomak Valley capture KVAC cheering titles

By Kalle Oakes, Sun Journal on Jan. 20, 2014, at 8:53 p.m.
The Lewiston High School cheering program has been winning so convincingly for so long that style points matter. And therefore, the celebration was a little bit restrained Monday after the Blue Devils won the Kennebec Valley Athletic Conference Class A championship at the Augusta Civic Center. Of course, some of …

Presque Isle captures Aroostook League cheering title

on Jan. 19, 2014, at 4:22 p.m.
CARIBOU | The Presque Isle Wildcats recorded 68.9 points to capture the Aroostook League Cheering title Friday night. The Wildcats edged the Central Aroostook Panthers, who finished second with 63.8 points in the six-team meet. Caribou (60.4) finished third and was followed by Houlton (59.2), Washburn (50.3), and Fort …

Ellsworth wins Big East cheering competition

By Ernie Clark on Jan. 11, 2014, at 9 p.m.
Defending Eastern Maine Class B champion Ellsworth High School totaled 123.9 points Saturday afternoon to win the annual Big East Conference cheering competition at Katsiaficas Gymnasium. Inclement weather and icy road conditions limited the field to just five schools. Presque Isle finished second with 111.9 points, followed …

Local sports results for Dec. 9, 2013

on Dec. 09, 2013, at 7:50 p.m.
Today’s games HIGH SCHOOL Girls Basketball Bangor at Hampden, 7 p.m. Belfast at Medomak Valley, 6:30 p.m. Boothbay Region at Lisbon, 7 p.m. Cony at Lewiston, 7 p.m. Edward Little at Brunswick, 7 p.m. Ellsworth at Hermon, 7 p.m. Forest Hills at North Haven, 12:30 p.m. Fort Kent at Caribou, …
Instructor Heather Tupper (left) shares a moment with Ciarra Boucher, a student at Big 10 Cheer in Hermon. Ciarra, a freshman at Brewer High School, is one of 11 students on the Cheer Magic All Stars special needs team at Big 10 Cheer. At right is Sydney Newcomb, a 7th grader at Holbrook in Holden.

Big 10 provides cheering opportunity for special needs athletes

By Jon Ouellette, Special to the BDN on Nov. 04, 2013, at 4:58 a.m.
HERMON | When Brittany Madden bought Big 10 Cheer three years ago, her focus was on getting enough people interested to keep the program running. Now, with six teams and more than 200 cheerleaders working through the gym, Madden has been able to do something she says is extremely …

On Deck, a sports calendar for June 6, 2013

on June 06, 2013, at 5:37 p.m.
BASKETBALL Clark Noonan Tourney At Bangor High School, 2nd Annual Clark Noonan Memorial Scholarship Tournament, June 28-30, $10 per player, entry deadline June 12, ages 16 and over, 22-team limit, for info contact Luke Hetterman Downeast Shooting Camp At Trenton, Acadia Christian School, Downeast C-Ed Basketball Shooting Day Camp, …

On Deck

on May 16, 2013, at 8:05 p.m.
BASKETBALL Coyote Boys JamCamp At Old Town, Old Town High School, 2013 Coyote Boys Basketball JamCamp, July 15-19, 8:30 a.m.- 2:30 p.m., open to all boys grades 4-12, contact Y Summer Men’s League Bangor YMCA, men’s summer league, June 24 to Aug. 4, on Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday nights, …

TV radio sports schedule for Mar 30-31, 2013

on March 29, 2013, at 7:12 p.m.
SATURDAY BASEBALL, MAJOR LEAGUE PRESEASON BOSTON vs. MINNESOTA, 1 p.m., Time Warner Cable Access-TV (Ch. 9); WDEA Ellsworth (1370 AM) radio BASKETBALL, MEN NCAA Div. II Tourney METRO STATE vs. WEST LIBERTY, noon, CBS Sports Network-TV WESTERN WASHINGTON vs. DRURY, 2:30 p.m., CBS Sports Network-TV NCAA Div. I Tourney SYRACUSE …
Lewiston High School cheerleaders pose for a team picture after successfully defending their title Saturday at the New England Spirit Championships in Lawrence, Mass.

Lewiston repeats as New England cheerleading champions

By Kalle Oakes, Lewiston Sun Journal on March 17, 2013, at 7:43 p.m.
One was fun, but twice is doubly nice. Lewiston High School cheerleading successfully defended its championship Saturday morning at the New England Interscholastic Spirit Championship in Lawrence, Mass. Maine schools went one-two in the competition. Lewiston’s score of 188 points easily outdistanced Marshwood’s 181.1. “It was even better than states,” …

Local sports results for Mar. 13, 2013

on March 13, 2013, at 8:11 p.m.
Today’s games COLLEGE BASEBALL Husson vs. Keene State, at Avon Park, Fla., 4 p.m. SOFTBALL FDU-Florham vs. Thomas, at Clermont, Fla., 1 p.m. Thomas vs. Becker, at Clermont, Fla., 3 p.m. Results COLLEGE BASEBALL Tuesday’s Results Maine 8, Florida Atlantic 0 Tuesday’s Cancellation Bowdoin vs. Daniel Webster Wednesday’s Results Bowdoin …
The Planet Cheer Galaxy cheering team of Lewiston displays the trophy and jackets it earned by winning its division at the National Cheerleaders Association All-Star Nationals in Dallas, Texas, on March 2-3, 2013.

Lewiston cheering team earns Maine’s first National Cheerleaders Association national title

By Dave Barber on March 12, 2013, at 8:12 p.m.
The Planet Cheer Galaxy All-Star Cheering Team has been moving up through the cheering circuits over the years as it became more proficient in its routines, and this year the team’s head coach, Deneka Deletetsky, decided the squad was ready for the top level. The team won …

On Deck, a sports calendar for Feb. 20

on Feb. 20, 2013, at 7:01 p.m.
BASEBALL Little League meeting At Hampden, Hampden, Newburgh and Winterport Little League baseball and softball annual public meeting, 7 p.m. Feb. 24, at Town Office, for parent, coach or prospective volunteer looking to provide feedback, hear about the plans for upcoming season or interested in being on Little League board, …
A cheerleader demonstrates how high she can jump in the stairwell of Bangor Auditorium during the Maine state championships.

Behind the scenes at the state cheerleading championships

By Carter McCall on Feb. 19, 2013, at 5:29 a.m.
The competitive cheerleading season in Maine came to a close last week with the state cheerleading championships in Bangor. For most, cheerleading is seen as an activity reserved for the sidelines. But, for the cheerleaders, coaches and parents involved, competitive cheerleading is as demanding as any sport. Weeks — sometimes …
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