Power and beauty
Sunset paces three Class 6A teams in Dance/Drill action
They pranced in perfect unison.
They were fierce, and they were stunningly beautiful.
They were the states best Dance/Drill teams, and in this case, the states best included the teams from Sunset, Southridge, Westview and Valley Catholic.
And they got after it big-time during the annual OSAA State Dance/Drill Competition from March 17 through Saturday at Veterans Memorial Coliseum.
In Class 6A preliminary round action on March 17, Sunset was third overall with 83 points (trailing only Barlows 84.94 and Greshams 84.72), followed by Southridge in fourth at 82.44 and Westview in ninth with 80.78 among the 25 teams in the field.
Those results meant that all three Beaverton-area teams advanced to the 13-team Saturday final. There, the top three held firm, with Gresham piling up 86.56 points to win its third consecutive state title, followed closely by Barlow in second with 85.22 and Sunset in third at 85.11.
Southridges team finished fifth overall with 83.17 points, while Westviews squad held its own, too, ending up ninth overall at 80.11 points.
In Fridays Class 4A/3A/2A/1A preliminary round, Valley Catholic led the 13-team field with 88.56 points, followed by Stayton (87.89) and Crook County (83.17) in second and third.
Valley Catholics team, Charisma, kept the heat on in Saturdays seven-team final, too, eventually winning the state championship with a total of 91.44 points. Stayton placed second with 90.83 points and Crook County finished third at 84.11.
Valley Catholics win marked its sixth state crown in the last seven years and its second straight at the Class 4A/3A/2A/1A level.