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Dance team dedicates piece to wrestling coach

by: PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP PHOTO - At the Oregon Dance Category Championships on Saturday, Sandy High School Dance Team dedicated their contemporary routine to wrestling coach Robert Paul.The Sandy High School Dance Team competed at the Oregon Dance Category Championships held Saturday, Dec. 7, at Oregon City High School. This is the second time the team has placed high enough to be invited to the competition, the first time being in the 2011-2012 season.

“With just the fact that we made it there, I felt like we won,” said Coach Charlon Blackmon. “It was an honor.”

The team danced two numbers, one jazz and one contemporary. The contemporary piece was dedicated to Robert Paul, Sandy high wrestling coach who recently was diagnosed with cancer.

“It was beautiful,” Blackmon said.

The team was unaware the piece would be dedicated to Paul, but they were 100 percent on board, Blackmon said. “I coach the sweetest girls.”