Ellsworth takes Big East cheering event at CHS

7 years ago

CARIBOU, Maine — Presque Isle placed fourth, Central Aroostook fifth and Caribou eighth out of 10 teams at the Big East Conference cheering competition, held at Caribou High School Friday.

Ellsworth, with 73.7 points, captured the title, followed by Hermon (60.7) and Mount Desert Island (51.8).

The Wildcats scored 50.2 points and the Panthers, the defending Class D state champions who are not affiliated with the Big East but as a local team was still invited to participate, posted 49.6 points. The Vikings came in at 38.7 points.

Chloe Wheeler of the Central Aroostook cheering squad lands into the arms of teammates during Friday’s routine at Caribou High School. (Courtesy of Sha-Lam Photography)

Other teams competing were Old Town, Washington Academy, Foxcroft Academy and Orono.

Most of these teams and others will compete Saturday in the Penobscot Valley Conference championships at Mattanawcook Academy in Lincoln, which begins at 5 p.m.

On Friday, Aroostook League teams will gather for the annual championship meet at Caribou High School. The event, which starts at 6 p.m., was originally scheduled Jan. 12 but was moved back a week because of the storm.

The host Vikings will be joined by Presque Isle, Central Aroostook, Fort Fairfield and Houlton. In addition to a team champion being crowned, all-star awards and a spirit award will be presented. The league’s middle school champions from Presque Isle Middle School will perform an exhibition.