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Lakers, along with dancers from 31 other teams, competed in the DDCA Category Championships.

PMG PHOTO: ANNA DEL SAVIO - The Lake Oswego dance team — featuring sophomore Jane Grimm (center) — took second in the large hip hop category at the DDCA Category Championships at Sherwood High School on Saturday, Dec. 4.You could almost feel it.

After a year away due to the COVID-19 pandemic and associated lockdowns of society and sports, the state's best high school dancers got back on the floor for the DDCA Category Championships on Saturday, Dec. 4, at Sherwood High School.

In total, 32 teams performed 62 routines at the DDCA event, with winners and runners-up (or those earning a score of at least 13.6 at a local competition) qualifying for the DDCA Category Championships. Individual athletes may also qualify to compete in the Drill Down competition by placing in the Top 10 at a local competition.

Noteworthy accomplishments included:

• Lake Oswego earned its 10th straight title in Large Pom. The Laker Dancers have won the Large Pom division every year it has been contested.

• The Laker Dancers earned a 19.11 for their Large Pom routine to capture the highest score of the day.

PMG PHOTO: ANNA DEL SAVIO - The Clackamas dance team — including freshman Chloe Brown, senior Eliana Lefkowitz and freshman Alaina Schlegel — took second place in modern at the DDCA Category Championships at Sherwood High School on Saturday, Dec. 4.

Official results

• Advanced Drill Down: 1. Madison Middleton (Cleveland), 2. Alexis Wentworth (Forest Grove), 3. Marley Seet (Sam Barlow)

• Novice Drill Down: 1. Maile Sass (Mountainside), 2. Addison Schrotzberger (Scappoose), 3. Isabella Baker (South Albany)

• Small Jazz: 1. Mountainside, 2. Sheldon, 3. Valley Catholic, 4. Sunset, 5. Putnam, 6. Lakeridge

• Large Jazz: 1. Tualatin, 2. West Albany, 3. Westview, 4. Scappoose, 5. Nelson

• Kick: 1. Forest Grove, 2. Thurston

• Modern: 1. Canby, 2. Clackamas, 3. Sprague, 4. Glencoe

• Small Pom: 1. Mountainside, 2. South Albany, 3. Lebanon, 4. Gladstone, 5. Nelson, 6. Sheldon

• Large Pom: 1. Lake Oswego, 2. Sherwood, 3. Tigard, 4. Forest Grove, 5. Tualatin, 6. Lincoln

• Small Contemporary: 1. Canby, 2. Clackamas, 3. Nelson, 4. Valley Catholic, 5. Sunset, 6. Glencoe, 7. Silverton, 8. Philomath, 9. Sheldon

• Large Contemporary: 1. Tigard, 2. Sam Barlow, 3. West Albany

• Novelty: 1. Sprague, 2. Canby, 3. Sam Barlow, 4. Sheldon, 5. Tualatin, 6. David Douglas, 7. Philomath

• Small Hip Hop: 1. Westview, 2. Scappoose, 3. Parkrose, 4. Mountainside, 5. Philomath, 6. Lebanon, 7. Gladstone, 8. Cleveland

• Large Hip Hop: 1. Sherwood, 2. Lake Oswego, 3. Sheldon, 4. South Albany, 5. Gresham, 6. Nelson


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