Cheer team ninth at opening meet



BAR HARBOR — Saturday’s competition cheer meet at Old Town High School marked the first meet of the season for teams throughout the state, and Mount Desert Island High School was among the many participants.

MDI opened Coach Missy Leland’s second stint at the helm with a ninth-place finish at the Maine Cheer Coaches Association Showcase. The Trojans finished ahead of Central Aroostook, Erskine Academy, Penquis Valley, Mount View, Maine Central Institute and Skowhegan.

The meet was the first of four consecutive Saturday meets for the Trojans. The team’s next scheduled competition is the Big East championships in Caribou on Saturday, Jan. 13, at 1 p.m.