On Saturday, Oct. 5, the Milford Eagles Pop Warner cheer teams, sponsored by Milford Rotary, competed for advancement to the New England Regional finals in Springfield (Mass).

Every one of the Lady Eagle squads not only advanced, but captured first place in their respective divisions to earn Southern Connecticut championships.

The Milford Cheer Program is made up of more than 120 girls, ages 5-15 and has three competitive levels.

The locals will now compete for state titles on Oct. 12, in New Haven.

They will be competing at the New England Regionals on Nov. 9, and Nov. 16.

The winners at New England will advance on to the National Championships in Walt Disney World in December.

For more information about the teams, go to mepwsite.org.