North Marion cheer places sixth
The North Marion cheer team finished in the top half of the competition at the 2014 OSAA Cheerleading State Championships. The Huskies placed sixth out of 13 teams, with an aggregate score of 53.42 points from the judges at the Memorial Coliseum in Portland.
North Marion placed just outside of the top five in the final standings, coming up 0.25 points behind fifth-place Henley. The Huskies were in the middle of the pack between four teams that finished with less than one point of separation. Fourth-place La Salle scored a 53.83, followed by Henley (53.67), North Marion and Ridgeview (53.08).
North Marions score was derived from a pair of judges, each one grading the Huskies in dance and choreography, tumbling and jumps, and building skills. The six scores were then averaged together to come up with the final score.
The judges were impressed by the Huskies building skills, giving North Marion the third-highest score in the category. Unfortunately, the team scored low marks in tumbling and jumps, scoring an average of 46.50 points that just barely knocked the Huskies out of placement. The team from Klamath Union won the state title with a score of 66.75.