Lisbon/St. Dom’s captures MVC championship

Jan. 22—RUMFORD — Lisbon/St. Dom’s coach Nicole Adams was all smiles after her younger Greyhounds squad nailed its routine at Mountain Valley Excessive Faculty.

The group, comprised of three sophomores and 10 freshmen, captured the Mountain Valley Convention championship with a rating of 71.1. For lots of the athletes, it was their first convention championship competitors.

“It positively met expectations,” Adams stated. “I’ve a really younger group and that is the toughest problem proper there, is what they have been going to count on going into it. None of them have competed right here earlier than. Final yr, we have been nonetheless behind a masks and the MVCs did not happen in particular person. Earlier than that (in 2021), we weren’t right here both.”

The Greyhounds are the defending Class C South and Class C state champions.

Sophomore Mackenzie Theriault added there was a number of communication from the group members heading into the competitors.

“It took a number of time on the mat and a number of group talks and encouragement from our coach,” Theriault stated.

Lisbon/St. Dom’s beat out Dirigo, which completed in second with a rating of 52.5, almost 4 factors forward of third-place Mountain Valley (48.6). Spruce Mountain (42.6) completed fourth and Boothbay (24.2) was fifth.

The Greyhounds have been the fourth group to take the mat and sophomore Nevaeh Fortin stated there was trepidation heading into the three-minute routine.

“It felt excellent to point out everybody our routine,” Fortin stated. “I really feel like we labored actually laborious to get it how it’s. We have been all nervous for our stunts, however we ended up placing it collectively.”

The routine was clear, with Lisbon/St. Dom’s not incurring any deduction penalties from the 4 judges.

Adams stated the group did a walkthrough at apply on Thursday, figuring out there was probability there can be no faculty Friday due to the storm.

“We handled Thursday as virtually like a contest,” Adams stated. “We walked in, we warmed up our jumps, we warmed up our stunts, and did a run-through.”

Dirigo missed three straight practices, in line with coach Ami-Jo Greco. The Cougars needed to change the routine due to it.

“We did do some changes. We modified our pyramid. We took somewhat little bit of problem out till we will execute it higher,” Greco stated.

The Cougars have been deducted three factors from their closing rating for cheerleaders going beneath a stunt early within the routine. Greco stated that mistake is well fixable.

General, Greco was happy with the efficiency and hopes her athletes are prepared to enhance for the Class C South regional championship, which is scheduled for Feb. 4.

“They’ll use the momentum to work even more durable in apply,” Greco stated.

All 5 groups will head to regionals that are being held at Sanford Excessive Faculty and Mount Desert Island.

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