WLV cheer squad 4th in state

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By Dave Kavanaugh

West Las Vegas’ cheerleaders captured fourth place in the co-ed cheer category over the weekend at the State Spirit Championships, hosted by the Santa Ana Star Center in Rio Rancho.

With 361 team points in the Class 3A cheer category, the squad edged St. Michael’s for third and finished behind Hope Christian (502), Bloomfield (471.5) and Raton (403.5). Robertson was eighth with 349 points.

Meanwhile, in the dance and drill category, Robertson placed fifth with 474.5 team points and WLV seventh with 424.5 team points. St. Mike’s (533) won that competition, beating Hope Christian (517.5) and Raton (488.5). Sandia Prep (477.5) was fourth and Socorro (447) was sixth.

In Class 2A cheer, Pecos took second, its 380 just behind champ Escalante (401.5). Mora (342) ended up fifth.