Busline League cheering

Like well-oiled machine, Riverhawks soar to 10th straight crown

Bristol, Great Salt Bay, Jefferson, Boothbay also participate in championship competition
By Zack Miller | Feb 06, 2020
Photo by: Zack Miller Scene from Medomak Middle School in Busline League cheering championship competition on Feb. 5 in Waldoboro.

Waldoboro — The start of a new decade brought with it the same results for the Medomak Middle School cheer squad, namely, another Busline League championship on Wednesday, Feb. 5 in its own gymnasium.

For 10 straight years the Riverhawks have been the best in the league, as well as the best in the state last year, at the 2019 Maine Junior High School/Elementary State Cheerleading Competition in Bangor, when Medomak finished first in Division II, as well as scored the most points (52.2) out of any teams in Division I and II.

Watch video and see more photos below.

The Riverhawks have been hard to top in the past 10 years, with topnotch routines season after season, which has translated to sustained success at the high school for the Panthers.

On Wednesday, in the middle school competition, Medomak, which also has won the league crown in other years, also competed with Great Salt Bay School of Damariscotta, Jefferson Village School, Boothbay Region Elementary School and Bristol Consolidated School.

The final team scores for the first and second rounds (along with the individual judges' scores) were: Medomak, 74.1 (21.6, 30.3 and 22.2) and 79.2 (24.7, 30.4 and 24.1) for 76.65 average; Jefferson, 66.9 (22.5, 24.4 and 23 with 3-point deduction) and 73 (24.9, 24.8 and 23.3) for 69.95 average; Boothbay, 49 (16.7, 21.3 and 17 with 6-point deduction) and 57.3 (19.7, 20 and 17.6) for 53.15 average; Great Salt Bay, 41.7 (8, 15.2 and 18.5) and 51.2 (14.5, 18.1 and 18.6) for 46.45 average; and Bristol, 30.8 (6.7, 11.5 and 12.6) and 31.7 (8.5, 11.3 and 14.9 with 3-point deduction) for 31.25 average.

Each team performed its routine in the first round, then there was a short intermission, before the squads performed the same routines again before a packed gymnasium and panel of judges.

The scores of the routines were averaged for the combined final score.

The Medomak Valley High School and Lincoln Academy cheer teams performed their routines during the intermission. The Panthers won their 10th straight regional crown this season and will compete in the state event over the weekend.

Team members for Medomak include Darlene Davis, Taylor Gerlack, Jaiden Herrick, Cora Lee, Ashlyn Ward, Kaleigh Austin, Acadia Dinsmore, Jordan Doughty, Jocelynn Gammon, Alyssa Grindle, Eliana Gross, Braelyn Hood, Jackie Kelly, Qiana Lalli, Hope Mason, McKinlee McFarland, Samantha Richardson and Kierra Spradlin. The team is coached by Leanne Benner.

Team members for Jefferson include Addi Hall, Sam Kopp, Kylie Parlin, Lexi Parlin, Gabby Gibbons, Halle Jones, Kammie Thompson, Emily Sprague, Abby Kopp and Alison St. Cyr. The team is coached by Amy Rau and Laura Thompson.

Team members for Boothbay include Bailey Lewis, Kora McKenney, Kyla Warren, Paige Botts, Alyssa Hyson, Lily Nein, Allyssa Buteau and Kate Campbell. The team is coached by Lisa Tilton.

Team members for Great Salt Bay include Isabella Apollonio, Keema Carr, Emmaline Flewelling, Lydia Glidden, Madison Hanna, Emmalene Ingram, Aubrey Manowski, Rose Waltz, Emily Gifford, Emme Stevens, Makayla Farrell and Morgan Prior. The team is coached by Brie McCarthy.

Team members for Bristol include Avalee Brightman-Uhl, Sophie Drum, Harmony Clifford, Ryan Foster, Gabby Griffin, Dahlila Johnson, Ella Manning, Maya Redonnett, Leah Gemeinhardt, Aubree Howard, Lilly Rosa and Julia Rose. The team is coached by Jessica Chadwick.

Busline League cheering championships
Busline League cheering championships on Feb. 5 at Medomak Middle School in Waldoboro. (Video by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Medomak Middle School in Busline League cheering championship competition on Feb. 5 in Waldoboro. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Medomak Middle School in Busline League cheering championship competition on Feb. 5 in Waldoboro. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Medomak Middle School in Busline League cheering championship competition on Feb. 5 in Waldoboro. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Medomak Middle School in Busline League cheering championship competition on Feb. 5 in Waldoboro. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Medomak Middle School in Busline League cheering championship competition on Feb. 5 in Waldoboro. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Medomak Middle School in Busline League cheering championship competition on Feb. 5 in Waldoboro. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Medomak Middle School in Busline League cheering championship competition on Feb. 5 in Waldoboro. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Medomak Middle School in Busline League cheering championship competition on Feb. 5 in Waldoboro. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Medomak Middle School in Busline League cheering championship competition on Feb. 5 in Waldoboro. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Medomak Middle School in Busline League cheering championship competition on Feb. 5 in Waldoboro. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Medomak Middle School in Busline League cheering championship competition on Feb. 5 in Waldoboro. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Medomak Middle School in Busline League cheering championship competition on Feb. 5 in Waldoboro. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Medomak Middle School in Busline League cheering championship competition on Feb. 5 in Waldoboro. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Medomak Middle School in Busline League cheering championship competition on Feb. 5 in Waldoboro. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Medomak Middle School in Busline League cheering championship competition on Feb. 5 in Waldoboro. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Medomak Middle School in Busline League cheering championship competition on Feb. 5 in Waldoboro. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Medomak Middle School in Busline League cheering championship competition on Feb. 5 in Waldoboro. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Medomak Middle School in Busline League cheering championship competition on Feb. 5 in Waldoboro. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Medomak Middle School in Busline League cheering championship competition on Feb. 5 in Waldoboro. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Medomak Middle School in Busline League cheering championship competition on Feb. 5 in Waldoboro. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Medomak Middle School in Busline League cheering championship competition on Feb. 5 in Waldoboro. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Medomak Middle School in Busline League cheering championship competition on Feb. 5 in Waldoboro. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Medomak Middle School in Busline League cheering championship competition on Feb. 5 in Waldoboro. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Medomak Middle School in Busline League cheering championship competition on Feb. 5 in Waldoboro. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Medomak Middle School in Busline League cheering championship competition on Feb. 5 in Waldoboro. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Medomak Middle School in Busline League cheering championship competition on Feb. 5 in Waldoboro. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Medomak Middle School in Busline League cheering championship competition on Feb. 5 in Waldoboro. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Medomak Middle School in Busline League cheering championship competition on Feb. 5 in Waldoboro. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Medomak Middle School in Busline League cheering championship competition on Feb. 5 in Waldoboro. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Medomak Middle School in Busline League cheering championship competition on Feb. 5 in Waldoboro. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Medomak Middle School in Busline League cheering championship competition on Feb. 5 in Waldoboro. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Medomak Middle School in Busline League cheering championship competition on Feb. 5 in Waldoboro. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Medomak Middle School in Busline League cheering championship competition on Feb. 5 in Waldoboro. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Medomak Middle School in Busline League cheering championship competition on Feb. 5 in Waldoboro. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Medomak Middle School in Busline League cheering championship competition on Feb. 5 in Waldoboro. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Medomak Middle School in Busline League cheering championship competition on Feb. 5 in Waldoboro. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Medomak Middle School in Busline League cheering championship competition on Feb. 5 in Waldoboro. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Medomak Middle School in Busline League cheering championship competition on Feb. 5 in Waldoboro. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Medomak Middle School in Busline League cheering championship competition on Feb. 5 in Waldoboro. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Medomak Middle School in Busline League cheering championship competition on Feb. 5 in Waldoboro. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Medomak Middle School in Busline League cheering championship competition on Feb. 5 in Waldoboro. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Medomak Middle School in Busline League cheering championship competition on Feb. 5 in Waldoboro. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Medomak Middle School in Busline League cheering championship competition on Feb. 5 in Waldoboro. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Medomak Middle School in Busline League cheering championship competition on Feb. 5 in Waldoboro. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Medomak Middle School in Busline League cheering championship competition on Feb. 5 in Waldoboro. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Medomak Middle School in Busline League cheering championship competition on Feb. 5 in Waldoboro. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Medomak Middle School in Busline League cheering championship competition on Feb. 5 in Waldoboro. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Medomak Middle School in Busline League cheering championship competition on Feb. 5 in Waldoboro. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Medomak Middle School in Busline League cheering championship competition on Feb. 5 in Waldoboro. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Medomak Middle School in Busline League cheering championship competition on Feb. 5 in Waldoboro. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Medomak Middle School in Busline League cheering championship competition on Feb. 5 in Waldoboro. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Medomak Middle School in Busline League cheering championship competition on Feb. 5 in Waldoboro. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Medomak Middle School in Busline League cheering championship competition on Feb. 5 in Waldoboro. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Medomak Middle School in Busline League cheering championship competition on Feb. 5 in Waldoboro. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Medomak Middle School in Busline League cheering championship competition on Feb. 5 in Waldoboro. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Medomak Middle School in Busline League cheering championship competition on Feb. 5 in Waldoboro. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Medomak Middle School in Busline League cheering championship competition on Feb. 5 in Waldoboro. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Medomak Middle School in Busline League cheering championship competition on Feb. 5 in Waldoboro. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Medomak Middle School in Busline League cheering championship competition on Feb. 5 in Waldoboro. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Medomak Middle School in Busline League cheering championship competition on Feb. 5 in Waldoboro. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from Medomak Middle School in Busline League cheering championship competition on Feb. 5 in Waldoboro. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
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