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Article updated: 2/1/2013 11:25 PM

Suburban cheer teams move on to finals

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Buffalo Grove High School's coed team posted the highest score in Friday's prelims at the state cheerleading competition in Bloomington.

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Grayslake North High School competes in the competitive cheerleading state championships Friday in Bloomington.

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Hoffman Estates High School cheerleaders give a highflying performance Friday in the state final preliminaries.

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Metea Valley High School cheerleaders competes in the state championships Friday.

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South Elgin's coed cheerleading team finished in the top 10 Friday and won a place in Saturday's finals.

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St. Charles East High School tied for seventh place in the competitive cheerleading prelims on Friday and will compete for the large school state title on Saturday.

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Neuqua Valley competes in large school prelims on Friday at the U.S. Cellular Coliseum in Bloomington. Neuqua advanced to Saturday's finals.

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Mundelein High School competes in the prelims Friday at the U.S. Cellular Coliseum in Bloomington. The squad advanced to Saturday's finals in the coed division.

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The finals are set, and lots of suburban high schools will compete for the IHSA state cheerleading championships on Saturday in Bloomington. Perennial coed powerhouse Buffalo Grove High School led all scorers Friday, finishing with 91.72 points out of a possible 100.
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    • Buffalo Grove High School's coed team posted the highest score in Friday's prelims at the state cheerleading competition in Bloomington.
    • Grayslake North High School competes in the competitive cheerleading state championships Friday in Bloomington.
    • Hoffman Estates High School cheerleaders give a highflying performance Friday in the state final preliminaries.
    • Metea Valley High School cheerleaders competes in the state championships Friday.
    • South Elgin’s coed cheerleading team finished in the top 10 Friday and won a place in Saturday’s finals.
    • St. Charles East High School tied for seventh place in the competitive cheerleading prelims on Friday and will compete for the large school state title on Saturday.
    • Neuqua Valley competes in large school prelims on Friday at the U.S. Cellular Coliseum in Bloomington. Neuqua advanced to Saturday’s finals.
    • Mundelein High School competes in the prelims Friday at the U.S. Cellular Coliseum in Bloomington. The squad advanced to Saturday’s finals in the coed division.
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