Clackamas, Gladstone cheerleaders take home state honors
Cheerleaders from Clackamas and Gladstone took home honors at the championship Saturday, Feb. 10, during the OSAA Cheerleading State Championships at Veterans Memorial Coliseum.
Clackamas High School was fifth in the 6A division, and Gladstone High School took fourth in state in the small co-ed division, a new challenge for them.
Gladstone cheer coach Shelby Tracy said, "We are so happy, humbled and excited to be bringing home a fourth place state trophy. This team stepped it up this year and entered a new and incredibly competitive division. They went up against much bigger programs -- programs they have looked up to the last four years. They fought for harder difficulty than we've ever had and they executed wonderfully on the mat. We could not be more proud!"
Westview High School's cheerleaders, led by coach Melissa Hoekert, scored 194.5 to win the 6A championship. It's the fifth time since 2009 that the team has won a state championship.
Second place in the 6A division went to Lake Oswego High School. Lakeridge High School took third. Liberty High School took fourth.
In the 5A overall competition, Wilsonville High School took second place. Tualatin High School was the champion in the coed large school competition.
Newberg High School was the champion in the coed small school competition. David Douglas High School's team was second.
Clackamas Review Editor Raymond Rendleman contributed to this report.