Rockets celebrate 2nd place finish for cheerleaders


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Originally Posted Online: Feb. 04, 2013, 6:23 pm
Last Updated: Feb. 05, 2013, 9:15 am
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The Rockridge High School cheerleaders claimed state runner-up honors in the Illinois High School Association's competitive cheer competition for small schools Feb. 2-3 in Bloomington.

The team posted a final score of 87 out of a possible 100. They finished just .20 points behind the winner, Dwight, which had a score of 87.20. 

The squad posted the highest score for its division on Friday, before a one-point deduction again placed it behind Dwight entering Saturday's finals.

This was the fifth time since 2006-07 that Rockridge has competed in the state finals for small schools competitive cheering.

Coached by Joey Stanforth and Gail Kuster, the square includes:

-- Seniors Genna Flaherty, Carrie Gingerich, Kourtney Kiddoo, Kayla Schroeder and Haylee Walker; 

-- Juniors R.D. Farrington, Maddie Woeber and Ayla Zampogna; 

-- Sophomores Jordan Bohnsack, Taylor Hitchcock, Payton Long, Ellery Parker, Abby Peters and Alexus Tennant; and 

-- Freshman Miyah Sellers.














 



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