Missy Leland and the cheer team in the fall. ISLANDER FILE PHOTO

Competition cheer season to start Saturday

BAR HARBOR — The Mount Desert Island High School competition cheer team will begin its 2017-18 season Saturday when it heads to Penobscot County for the annual Maine Cheer Coaches Association Showcase at Old Town High School.

The meet, which will begin at 10 a.m., will be the first of Missy Leland’s second stint as head coach. She previously coached the team from 2001-12 and returned in the offseason following Katie Leighton’s departure.

Other teams participating include Ellsworth, Old Town and Hermon. The Trojans will return to action for the Big East championships in Caribou on Saturday, Jan. 13, at 1 p.m.

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