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Suburban squads advance to cheerleading finals

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  • Buffalo Grove High School's coed squad competes during Friday's preliminary round at the state cheerleading championships in Bloomington. Buffalo Grove advanced to Saturday's final with the best preliminary score in its division..

      Buffalo Grove High School's coed squad competes during Friday's preliminary round at the state cheerleading championships in Bloomington. Buffalo Grove advanced to Saturday's final with the best preliminary score in its division..
    Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer

  • Neuqua Valley's cheerleaders perform Friday at the state meet in Bloomington. Neuqua advanced in the large team division.

      Neuqua Valley's cheerleaders perform Friday at the state meet in Bloomington. Neuqua advanced in the large team division.
    Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer

  • Huntley High School competes during the state cheerleading prelims in Bloomington. Huntley finished in the top 10 Friday, securing a berth in Saturday's final round.

      Huntley High School competes during the state cheerleading prelims in Bloomington. Huntley finished in the top 10 Friday, securing a berth in Saturday's final round.
    Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer

  • Wauconda High School cheerleaders advanced in the medium team division Friday at the state meet in Bloomington.

      Wauconda High School cheerleaders advanced in the medium team division Friday at the state meet in Bloomington.
    Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer

 

The stage is set for the state cheerleading finals Saturday in Bloomington.

Fifteen schools in the Daily Herald coverage area advanced out of the preliminaries Friday at U.S. Cellular Coliseum.

The top 10 in each of four divisions moved on. Here are the area finalists.

Large teams

Stevenson

Huntley

Lake Zurich

Neuqua Valley

Wheaton North

Coed teams

Buffalo Grove

Conant

York

Grant

Lake Park

Metea Valley

Medium teams

Crystal Lake Central

Grayslake Central

Wauconda

Small teams

Timothy Christian

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