Two weeks after their respective performances at the Kennebec Valley Athletic Conference Class B cheering championships, the Oceanside and Mount View of Thorndike squads took the mats again for Saturday morning’s Eastern Class B competition at the Bangor Auditorium in hopes of improving their scores and ending the season on a high note.

And while neither Midcoast squad earned the right to advance to the state Class B championships, both the Mariners and Mustangs improved on their previous performances and ended their competition seasons with solid efforts.

Oceanside finished 12th among 14 teams with a score of 95.5, while the Mustangs finished 13th at 93.6 in the regional competition.

The Mariners improved 4.7 points on their ninth-place KVAC finish, while the Mustangs improved 3.9 points on their 10th-place league finish.

Ellsworth finished first in the Eastern Class B championships, while Hermon, the defending state Class B champions, finished second. John Bapst of Bangor, Old Town Mount Desert Island and Presque Isle rounded out the top six state qualifying slots.

The Class B championships, which will take place Saturday, Feb. 11 at the Augusta Civic Center, are for the top six squads from Eastern Class B and Western Class B, respectively.

Team scores from the Eastern Class B competition included: 1, Ellsworth, 145.7; 2, Hermon, 143; 3, John Bapst, 130.6; 4, Old Town, 124.7; 5, Mt. Desert Island, 112.8; 6, Presque Isle, 112.8; 7, Nokomis of Newport, 111.6; 8, Caribou, 106.7; 9, Waterville, 105; 10, Washington Academy of East Machias, 101; 11, Foxcroft Academy of Dover-Foxcroft, 96.1; 12, Oceanside, 95.5; 13, Mount View, 93.6; and 14, Maine Central Institute of Pittsfield, 82.9.

Team members for Oceanside, coached by Hope Billingsley, are Olivia Carver, Alexandra Dienesch-Calamari, Alicia Faller, Liz Fletcher, Rebekah Hilt, Hailey Hobbs, Chelsea Keyes, Hannah Kitschinski, Hannah Loring, Caroline Luttrell, Shale Peters, Shaydlyn Robinson, Jana Talbot and Kendra Young.

Team members for Mount View, coached by Carol Bryant, are Britni Bryant, Alyss Crooker, Christina Dimmitt, Danielle Dodge, Jazlyn Ingraham, Danielle Lefebvre, Lindsay Lizotte, Makayla McCormick, Nicole Parker, Siiri Pinkham, Rohelle Porter, Katelyn Ross, Mariah Ross and Amanda Schiessl.

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