Busline League cheering

Nine and counting: Riverhawks fly to ninth straight championship

Jefferson, Great Salt Bay of Damaricsotta also participate in championship competition
By Zack Miller | Feb 07, 2019
Photo by: Zack Miller Scene from the Busline League middle school cheering championship competition on Feb. 6 at Medomak Middle School in Waldoboro.

Waldoboro — On the backs of the white, long-sleeved warm-up shirts worn by Medomak Middle School cheering squad members were four emphatically stated words: "We will rock you!"

And, once again, in the league championship competition, that is what the high-flying, championship-driven Riverhawks did.

The same venue hosted the Busline League cheering championship, and it was the same team to capture the hardware, which has been the norm for nearly a decade.

The Riverhawks jumped, flipped and stunted to a ninth straight league championship on Wednesday, Feb. 6, as the impressive title train continued to chug along at MMS.

Watch video and see more photos below.

Medomak competed with Great Salt Bay school of Damariscotta and Jefferson Village School. Those teams were down from five floor squads that competed in 2018 and four in 2017.

The final team scores for the first and second rounds (along with the individual judges' scores) were: Medomak, 61.4 (20.9, 19..5 and 21) and 64 (21.4, 20.1 and 22.5) for 62.7 average, Jefferson, 49.9 (11.9, 17 and 21) and 51.2 (12.5, 17.7 and 21) for 50.55 average and Great Salt Bay 37.1 (11.1, 10 and 16) and 37.4 (11.4, 9.5 and 16.5) for 37.25 average.

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

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

The Lincoln Academy varsity cheer team performed its routine during the 15-minute intermission.

Team members for Medomak included Kaleigh Austin, Acadia Dinsmore, Jordan Doughty, Alyssa Grindle, Eliana Gross, Braelyn Hood, Hope Mason, Samantha Richards, Alex Gallagher, Katrina McIntosh, Lachey Sawyer, Elizabeth Steele, Paige Sykes and Skylah Ward. The team is coached by Leanne Benner.

Team members for Jefferson included Halle Jones, Kammie Thompson, Emily Sprague, Abby Kopp, Allison St. Cyr, Andrea Benner, Abby St. Cyr and Cadence Rau. The team is coached by Amy Rau and Laura Thompson.

Team members for Great Salt Bay included Emily Gifford, Emme Stevens, Makayla Farrell, Kayleigh Maloney, Chloe Faryna, Ruby Gagnon, Alexis Hildings, Michaela LaCrosse, True Leadbetter and Dean Tegereo. The team is coached by Brie McCarthy.

Busline League cheering championships
Busline League cheering championships on Feb. 6 at Medomak Middle School in Waldoboro. (Video by: Zack Miller)
Scene from the Busline League middle school cheering championship competition on Feb. 6 at Medomak Middle School in Waldoboro. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from the Busline League middle school cheering championship competition on Feb. 6 at Medomak Middle School in Waldoboro. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from the Busline League middle school cheering championship competition on Feb. 6 at Medomak Middle School in Waldoboro. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from the Busline League middle school cheering championship competition on Feb. 6 at Medomak Middle School in Waldoboro. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from the Busline League middle school cheering championship competition on Feb. 6 at Medomak Middle School in Waldoboro. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from the Busline League middle school cheering championship competition on Feb. 6 at Medomak Middle School in Waldoboro. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from the Busline League middle school cheering championship competition on Feb. 6 at Medomak Middle School in Waldoboro. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from the Busline League middle school cheering championship competition on Feb. 6 at Medomak Middle School in Waldoboro. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from the Busline League middle school cheering championship competition on Feb. 6 at Medomak Middle School in Waldoboro. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from the Busline League middle school cheering championship competition on Feb. 6 at Medomak Middle School in Waldoboro. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from the Busline League middle school cheering championship competition on Feb. 6 at Medomak Middle School in Waldoboro. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from the Busline League middle school cheering championship competition on Feb. 6 at Medomak Middle School in Waldoboro. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from the Busline League middle school cheering championship competition on Feb. 6 at Medomak Middle School in Waldoboro. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from the Busline League middle school cheering championship competition on Feb. 6 at Medomak Middle School in Waldoboro. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from the Busline League middle school cheering championship competition on Feb. 6 at Medomak Middle School in Waldoboro. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from the Busline League middle school cheering championship competition on Feb. 6 at Medomak Middle School in Waldoboro. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from the Busline League middle school cheering championship competition on Feb. 6 at Medomak Middle School in Waldoboro. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from the Busline League middle school cheering championship competition on Feb. 6 at Medomak Middle School in Waldoboro. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
(Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from the Busline League middle school cheering championship competition on Feb. 6 at Medomak Middle School in Waldoboro. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from the Busline League middle school cheering championship competition on Feb. 6 at Medomak Middle School in Waldoboro. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from the Busline League middle school cheering championship competition on Feb. 6 at Medomak Middle School in Waldoboro. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from the Busline League middle school cheering championship competition on Feb. 6 at Medomak Middle School in Waldoboro. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from the Busline League middle school cheering championship competition on Feb. 6 at Medomak Middle School in Waldoboro. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from the Busline League middle school cheering championship competition on Feb. 6 at Medomak Middle School in Waldoboro. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from the Busline League middle school cheering championship competition on Feb. 6 at Medomak Middle School in Waldoboro. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from the Busline League middle school cheering championship competition on Feb. 6 at Medomak Middle School in Waldoboro. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from the Busline League middle school cheering championship competition on Feb. 6 at Medomak Middle School in Waldoboro. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from the Busline League middle school cheering championship competition on Feb. 6 at Medomak Middle School in Waldoboro. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from the Busline League middle school cheering championship competition on Feb. 6 at Medomak Middle School in Waldoboro. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from the Busline League middle school cheering championship competition on Feb. 6 at Medomak Middle School in Waldoboro. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from the Busline League middle school cheering championship competition on Feb. 6 at Medomak Middle School in Waldoboro. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from the Busline League middle school cheering championship competition on Feb. 6 at Medomak Middle School in Waldoboro. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from the Busline League middle school cheering championship competition on Feb. 6 at Medomak Middle School in Waldoboro. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from the Busline League middle school cheering championship competition on Feb. 6 at Medomak Middle School in Waldoboro. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from the Busline League middle school cheering championship competition on Feb. 6 at Medomak Middle School in Waldoboro. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from the Busline League middle school cheering championship competition on Feb. 6 at Medomak Middle School in Waldoboro. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from the Busline League middle school cheering championship competition on Feb. 6 at Medomak Middle School in Waldoboro. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from the Busline League middle school cheering championship competition on Feb. 6 at Medomak Middle School in Waldoboro. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from the Busline League middle school cheering championship competition on Feb. 6 at Medomak Middle School in Waldoboro. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from the Busline League middle school cheering championship competition on Feb. 6 at Medomak Middle School in Waldoboro. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from the Busline League middle school cheering championship competition on Feb. 6 at Medomak Middle School in Waldoboro. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from the Busline League middle school cheering championship competition on Feb. 6 at Medomak Middle School in Waldoboro. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from the Busline League middle school cheering championship competition on Feb. 6 at Medomak Middle School in Waldoboro. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from the Busline League middle school cheering championship competition on Feb. 6 at Medomak Middle School in Waldoboro. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from the Busline League middle school cheering championship competition on Feb. 6 at Medomak Middle School in Waldoboro. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from the Busline League middle school cheering championship competition on Feb. 6 at Medomak Middle School in Waldoboro. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from the Busline League middle school cheering championship competition on Feb. 6 at Medomak Middle School in Waldoboro. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from the Busline League middle school cheering championship competition on Feb. 6 at Medomak Middle School in Waldoboro. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from the Busline League middle school cheering championship competition on Feb. 6 at Medomak Middle School in Waldoboro. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from the Busline League middle school cheering championship competition on Feb. 6 at Medomak Middle School in Waldoboro. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from the Busline League middle school cheering championship competition on Feb. 6 at Medomak Middle School in Waldoboro. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from the Busline League middle school cheering championship competition on Feb. 6 at Medomak Middle School in Waldoboro. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from the Busline League middle school cheering championship competition on Feb. 6 at Medomak Middle School in Waldoboro. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from the Busline League middle school cheering championship competition on Feb. 6 at Medomak Middle School in Waldoboro. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from the Busline League middle school cheering championship competition on Feb. 6 at Medomak Middle School in Waldoboro. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from the Busline League middle school cheering championship competition on Feb. 6 at Medomak Middle School in Waldoboro. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from the Busline League middle school cheering championship competition on Feb. 6 at Medomak Middle School in Waldoboro. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from the Busline League middle school cheering championship competition on Feb. 6 at Medomak Middle School in Waldoboro. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from the Busline League middle school cheering championship competition on Feb. 6 at Medomak Middle School in Waldoboro. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from the Busline League middle school cheering championship competition on Feb. 6 at Medomak Middle School in Waldoboro. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Scene from the Busline League middle school cheering championship competition on Feb. 6 at Medomak Middle School in Waldoboro. (Photo by: Zack Miller)
Comments (1)
Posted by: Christina Wotton | Feb 07, 2019 17:53

Awesome job girls!



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