One of the biggest competitions leading up to Districts took place at the Delta Plex on Saturday, February 13. Thirteen Division 2 teams from across the state met at the Delta Plex for a competition many call the “mini-state finals” because in just a few weeks state finals will be held in that exact location. Many of the teams the Red Hawks would be competing against will probably be in their regional competition in 2 weeks. “This competition gave us a pretty good indication of how we are doing with other teams that we will hopefully see in two weeks at Kenowa Hills for the Regional competition,” said Coach Pamela Ingles. “The top four teams advance to the State Finals and this team has been working really hard to try and make that goal become a reality in the next couple of weeks.”
After all the teams finished round 1, the CS Varsity Team was in 5th place with 216.9 behind Mt. Pleasant, Brandon, Allen Park, and Divine Child. Round 2 can really shake up the scores and placements depending on how the skills in round 2 are performed. The Red Hawks had one of their best round 2s for the season with a score of 234.8956 and moved up to 3rd place with the 2nd highest rd 2 score for the day.
The competition was going to be tight with round 3 underway. They finished round 3 with a score of 304.1 with 13 girls on the floor. Mt. Pleasant and Brandon were right behind them but they both had 16 on the floor so their execution score could be higher. In the end, Cedar Springs finished the competition in 3rd place beating Mt. Pleasant and Brandon. “I think the girls thought they were bumped back down to 5th after watching MP and Brandon finish their round 3s because they had more girls on the floor,” said Ingles. “When the announcer read the final scores and announced their name for 3rd place, they were in total shock. It was so much fun to watch their excitement!”
The girls are now excited about what lies ahead. “The Delta Plex was a really good thing for us at this point in our season,” remarked senior Samantha Kinney. “It was a big confidence builder and really opened up our eyes to all the possibilities for the rest of this season.”
The Varsity Cheer Team also finished the OK Blue Conference at Comstock Park on Thursday in 2nd place. Their next competition is Districts on Saturday, February 20 at GR Christian HS at 10:00.