The Ellsworth High School, Dexter High School and Central Aroostook High School of Mars Hill cheerleading teams walked away with regional crowns on Monday at the North regional cheerleading competition at Ellsworth High School.
Central Aroostook won first place in the Class D North/South regional final with 59.8 points. Bangor Christian finished in second place with 40.5 points and Penquis came in third with 40.4 points.
Other Class D North/South competitors included fourth-place Machias (35.8) followed by Woodland (34.9), Boothbay (34.3), Narraguagus (30.1) and Fort Fairfield (23).
Dexter took the top spot in Class C North with a score of 66.5 points, narrowly edging out second place finisher Central High School of Corinth with 66.1 points and third place finisher Bucksport with 65.95.
Houlton-Greater Houlton Christian finished in fourth place with 57.7 points, followed by Calais (55.35), Sumner (55.1), Orono (55), Foxcroft Academy (46.75), Mattanawcook-Penobscot Valley (45.95), Caribou (37.6) and Mt. View (19.2)
In Class B North, Ellsworth dethroned Hermon High School to win the regional title with 88.05 points. Hermon, which saw its streak of five-straight Class B state champions come to an end last year when it lost to Medomak Valley, came in second with 82.5 points. John Bapst Memorial High School rounded out the podium with 77.85 points.
Nokomis came in fourth place with 65.3 points, followed by Old Town (61), Brewer (60.65), Lawrence (58.3), Belfast (45), Waterville-Messalonskee (45) and Presque Isle (43.35).
The competition was originally scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 4, at Mount Desert Island High School but was postponed due to cold weather conditions.
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