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by: REVIEW PHOTOS: J. BRIAN MONIHAN -  The Pacer cheer team took fourth in the state competition held Saturday at Memorial Coliseum.  The 2013 OSAA Cheerleading State Competitions were held last weekend at Memorial Coliseum in Portland.

Thirteen teams competed in the 6A Small school division in which Lakeridge High School took fourth place and Lake Oswego High finished in the eleventh spot.

Newberg High School won the competition, followed by Tualatin and Oregon City high schools.

“We are honored and so very pleased with fourth!” said Pacer cheer coach Christine Cooper. “The girls accomplished their goals — (place in the) Top 5 in state and bring home a trophy to present to the school. We couldn’t be more proud of the girls’ performance, their positive attitude and their excellent sportsmanship.” Cooper said the team is competing in the USA National competition next month.

“The Lake Oswego cheer team was very excited to be part of the state competition this year,” said athletic secretary Cindy Frankovitch. “Each year the team works so hard not only supporting the high level sports teams at LOHS but preparing for competitions. This is a very young team and we are looking forward to working extra hard towards the future. We truly enjoyed all the talented teams last Saturday.”

Shannon Mayer, a member of the Pacer cheer team who attends St. Mary’s Academ in Portland, received the Oregon Cheerleading Coaches Association academic scholarship.

“Her hard work in the classroom, AP classes, excellent SAT scores and exceptional community service won this award for her,” said Cooper. Mayer will apply the funds to her college tuition.

The Pacer cheer team includes Catheryn Apsey, Chelsea Boden, Sydney Borgeson, Maddison Cruz, Hanna Knouf, MacKenzie Larson, Madii Lawson, Shannon Mayer, Corina Pigg, Keana Pigg, Elisa Pyle, Mandy Vanderpool, Tori Vike and Wesley Wells.

Representing the Lakers at the state competition were Tara Atwood, Helene Barkhuizen, Darby Buhlmann, Kenzie Campbell, Sydney Cottle, Alexa Enyart, Sophia Fish, Sydni Hodnot, Hannah Johns, Erin Oh, Talia Quatraro, Samantha Silva and Emalee Watson.

For complete details of the cheer state competitions visit osaa.org/cheer/2013.



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