For the first time in years, Waldo County was represented by two high school teams at the Kennebec Valley Athletic Conference cheering championships on Monday, Jan. 21, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, at the Augusta Civic Center.

Mount View of Thorndike is a longtime participant in the competition, but this year Belfast also made the journey up Route 3 to the Capital City to participate in all the fun.

In the end, Medomak Valley of Waldoboro finished first for the seventh time in nine years, while Mount View was eighth and Belfast 11th.

Due to the winter storm that blasted the state over the weekend, the competition was moved from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and there was talk that if the inclement weather continued into Monday, the event might be scraped.

Ultimately, it was held and the Mustangs and, especially the more newly-formed Lions, were happy about that.

The Mustangs, guided by head coach Carol Bryant and assistant coaches Julie Aspinall and Cindy Lufkin, include Makayla Brown, Emily Lancaster, Madison Magnant, Olivia McPherson, Emily Moulton, Alyvia Ripley, Kaylee Corson, Shauna Randall, Jensen Aspinall, Sabryna Bailey, Shyanne Durand and Emma McPherson.

The Lions, led by head coach Chelsea Howard, Alyssa Harriman and Amanda Schiessel, include Jed Salvatore, Tisha Stolz, Taytem Condon, Daisy Bradney, Alley Demmons, Emily Wakeman, Sierra Davis-Demmons, Sara McIntire, Izzy Degraff and Allaura Dunham.

The Class B team scores, with the scores from the four judges and the total listed, were: Medomak Valley, 18.5, 18.3, 18.6 and 23 for 78.4; Leavitt of Turner, 14.8, 15, 14.2 and 16.8 for 60.8; Erskine Academy of South China, 12.2, 16, 17.6 and 13.6 for 59.4; Morse of Bath, 14, 13.1, 16.2 and 16 for 59.3; Gardiner, 10.1, 13.8, 14.8 and 11.5 for 50.2; Winslow, 9.8, 9.8, 14.2 and 12.3 for 46.1; Waterville, 9.3, 12.3, 16.5 and 12.6 for 50.7 (5-point deduction, for 45.7); Mount View, 7.4, 13.8, 12.7 and 10.4 for 44.3; Lincoln Academy of Newcastle, 8.3, 11, 14.2 and 9.3 for 42.8; Nokomis of Newport, 8.4, 9, 10.5 and 10.4 for 38.3 (5-point deduction, for 33.3); and Belfast, 6, 9, 4.5 and 6.3 for 25.8.

Also on Monday in Augusta, in KVAC Class A, Lewiston finished first at 22.2, 22.8, 23 and 19.3 for 87.3, while Bangor was second at 22.1, 18.5, 20.9 and 21.7 for 83.2.

Next up for the Mustangs and Lions is the Class B North championship competition on Saturday, Jan. 26 at 11:15 a.m. at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor.

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