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posted: 2/6/2010 12:01 AM

State cheerleading tourney field down to 40

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  • Jacobs performs Friday at the IHSA state cheerleading competition in Bloomington.

      Jacobs performs Friday at the IHSA state cheerleading competition in Bloomington.
    George LeClaire | Staff Photographer

 

The preliminaries are over at the IHSA cheerleading state championships in Bloomington. Of the 100 teams that qualified for state, 40 now remain to compete in Saturday's finals - 10 each in the categories of coed, large schools, medium schools and small schools.

The small school category is dominated by high schools downstate - the only qualifying "small" school from in or near the Daily Herald coverage area is Timothy Christian in Elmhurst.

Once the finalists are determined the scores are wiped out, and all cheer teams start out Saturday's competition with "0" scores.

Here are the finalists:

Coed Division

1. Elk Grove High School

2. Downers Grove South

3. Lake Park

4. Libertyville

5. Barrington

6. Mascoutah

7. Normal West

8. Thornwood

9. St. Ignatius College Prep

10. Belleville West

Large Division

1. Conant

2. Sandburg

3. Lockport Township

4. Neuqua Valley

5. Stevenson

6. Andrew

7. Marist

8. Bradley-Bourbannais

9. Edwardsville

10. St. Viator

Medium Division

1. Lemont

2. Grant

3. Oak Forest

4. Riverside-Brookfield

5. Prairie Ridge

6. Antioch

7. Wauconda

8. Highland

9. Triad

10. Bloomington

Small Division

1. Columbia

2. South Fork

3. Breese Central

4. Paris

5. Timothy Christian

6. Lexington

7. Wilmington

8. Sesser-Valier

9. Tremont

10. Eureka

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