Dexter and Penquis cheer at state championships

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AUGUSTA — Cheering teams from Dexter Regional High School and Penquis Valley High School each took part in state championships competitions on Saturday, Feb. 8 at the Augusta Civic Center, two weeks after earning berths at the respective qualifiers.


The Tigers earned a berth in the Class C championship. Dexter’s routine gave the team a score of 49.7 points, good for 10th among a field of 12 schools.


Sumner of Sullivan registered 80.1 points to earn the Class C crown 2.4 points better than defending champ Lisbon (which had won three of the previous five C state titles).


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).


In the Class D championship on Saturday evening, Penquis earned a score of 51.6 points to place fifth among eight teams.


Central Aroostook of Mars Hill claimed its seventh straight Class D championship and 12th in 13 years by edging Penobscot Valley of Howland. Central Aroostook earned a score of 74.6 points, 2.5 ahead of the 72.1 for Penobscot.


Bangor Christian was third at 62.9, followed by Woodland of Baileyville (52), Penquis (51.6), Lee (47.5), Machais (47.5) and Wiscasset (41.6).

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