IM cheerleaders seventh at state meet

GRAND RAPIDS Iron Mountain placed seventh in the MHSAA Division 4 state competitive cheerleading meet Saturday at the Delta Plex.

“As a coach, I couldn’t be prouder of what this team has accomplished this year,” Iron Mountain Coach Jennifer Nagy-Schneider said. “They have a lot to be proud of.”

The coach noted that “192 teams in the state work all season to step foot on the state mat and I am proud to say that we were one of the team who were there. To be among the top teams in the state for a second year in a row is something that I am very proud of this team for accomplishing.”

Michigan Center (731.26) won its third straight Division 4 crown, by less than four points over runner-up Pewamo Westphalia (727.52). Pewamo-Westphalia was seeking its ninth MHSAA title, and first since 2010, but wound up with a runner-up finish for the third straight year.

The Mountaineers compiled 706.44. Munising took fifth (717.74) and Manistique finished eighth (698.22).