The Edmond Sun

September 24, 2013

Local cheer squads qualify for state

The Edmond Sun

MIDWEST CITY — Oklahoma Christian School, all three Edmond high schools and the Deer Creek Antlers cheerleading squads qualified for this weekend’s OSSAA State Cheerleading Championships in Tulsa at regional competition at Carl Albert on Saturday.

The defending state champion Lady Saints served notice they will again be contending for the state title with a near-flawless performance that netted them the Class 4A championship on Saturday. Tuttle finished second and Weatherford also qualified.

The winner, runner-up and any team that scored at least 75 on the 100-point rating sheet qualified for state.

In 5A, the Deer Creek squad was a close second to host Carl Albert to qualify for a state berth. Harrah and Piedmont also had qualifying scores.

The 6A field had 10 teams and eight of them qualified for state. Only Lawton and Lawton Eisenhower did not make it. Winners of the very talented division was Norman North with Westmoore placing second.

Edmond Santa Fe, Edmond North and Edmond Memorial, along with Moore, Southmoore and Norman were the other teams to qualify.

Other state qualifiers include Choctaw, Mustang and Duncan in the Large Co-Ed Division, Newcastle and Marlow in the Small co-ed, and Crossings Christian and Crescent in 2A.