AUGUSTA – Going into the Western Class A cheerleading championships Saturday at the Augusta Civic Center, Marshwood held the distinction of being the last team to defeat Biddeford at either a regional or state championship competition.

The Hawks pulled off that difficult feat again Saturday, winning the regional title for the second time in four years.

Marshwood posted a score of 160.2 points to knock off Biddeford, the three-time defending state champion. The Hawks and Tigers (146.6) were among six Western Class A teams to advance to the state championships Feb. 12 at the Bangor Auditorium.

“We got our highest score to date and the girls really knocked it out of the park,” said Marshwood Coach Adina Hunter. “The girls stuck their routine better than ever before.”

Marshwood’s next challenge comes in two weeks when it battles not only Biddeford, but also Lewiston, which earned a score of 160.5 while winning the Eastern Class A title.

“We just hope to stay away from injuries, work hard and keep trying to perfect our routine,” said Hunter.

Noble, Thornton Academy, Scarborough and Bonny Eagle also qualified from the West. Lewiston was followed by Brewer, Bangor, Oxford Hills, Edward Little and Hampden Academy in the East.

The top six teams in each region qualify for the state championships.

Medomak Valley won the Western Class B championship with 140.9 points. Leavitt (136.2) was second and Wells (134.8) placed third.

Poland, the reigning state champion, also qualified despite a fifth-place finish.

Oak Hill finished two spots shy of earning a trip to the state championships after dealing with “musical problems” in its routine, Coach Cassandra Cash said.

After taking the floor, the Raiders opened the routine in silence as the music didn’t come on.

The Raiders completed a routine without music at the Kennebec Valley Athletic Conference championships.

“We’ve had a tough year,” Cash said. “We’ve had music problems.”

Poland and Hermon have combined to win the last four Class B state championships, and Hermon fared better on Saturday, winning the Eastern Class B title at the Bangor Auditorium.

Waterville recovered from a shaky start and earned a return trip to Bangor by finishing fifth in Eastern Class B.

“We’re moving on,” Waterville Coach Andrea Fullerton said. “We still have room for improvement, but we are glad we made it. Now we have two weeks to clean up our routine.”

Fullerton said the Panthers struggled in the beginning of their routine but made a strong recovery.

“We had a bobble in our first stunt,” she said, “but then it was clean. We’re glad to make it to states.”

Monmouth Academy repeated in Western Class C, scoring 116.4 points to beat Livermore Falls, St. Dominic, Jay, Madison and Boothbay.

In Class D, three-time defending state champ Central Aroostook won the regional title with a score of 127.5.