Shires place 6th at State C cheer

AUGUSTA, Maine — The Houlton cheering squad placed sixth at the state C cheering championships Saturday at the Augusta Civic Center.


The Sumner High School cheerleaders, energized by a large and vociferous group of supporters and performing for the memory of former cheerleader and cheering coach Whitney Doughty, turned in a solid showing Saturday afternoon to claim their first state Class C title since 2010 at the Augusta Civic Center.

Doughty died in an all-terrain vehicle crash on May 21, 2019.

Sumner registered 80.1 points, 2.4 points better than defending champ Lisbon. Monmouth Academy (75.1) was third followed by Central of Corinth (75), Mattanawcook Academy of Lincoln (66.8), Houlton (59.7), Bucksport (58.9), Wells (57.5), Sacopee Valley of South Hiram (55.6), Dexter (49.7), Mountain Valley of Rumford (49.7) and Madison/Carrabec of Anson (44.7).

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