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Tug Valley wins Class A cheer title

Dec. 08, 2012 @ 11:08 PM

CHARLESTON -- It turned out to be the day of the reclassification at the West Virginia State Cheerleading Championships.

Tug Valley won the Class A championship by posting a score of 322.1, which was more than 15 points better than second-place Tyler Consolidated. The Panthers finished third in the contest while Tyler Consolidated was on the floor seventh out of eight teams.

Wahama also competed in the Class A competition as the Region IV runner-up but did not place.

Tug Valley was the Region III champ in Class A while Tyler Consolidated finished runner-up overall despite finishing runner-up in its own region -- Region I.

In Class AA, it was a battle of North Central teams that recently moved down in classification.

Robert C. Byrd, the Region II representative, took the floor fourth out of eight teams and put in the event's second-best score at 348.55 to defeat East Fairmont, the Region 1 representative who led off the Class AA portion of the event and ended with a score of 334.

Tolsia advanced to the state tournament as the Region IV runner-up, and finished fourth behind Mingo Central.

In Class AAA, Brooke earned its 10th Class AAA title in 12 years and 13th overall after posting a score of 397.2.

Second place in Class AAA went to Logan, who finished 53 points behind the Bruins in the Class AAA competition.

Winfield also competed in Class AAA as the Region IV runner-up and placed seventh overall.