Sioux Valley wins cheer competition at BHS Invitational


BROOKINGS – The Cossacks added another title to their resume on Saturday at the Swiftel Center – the Brookings High School Invitational cheer championship.

Sioux Valley – the 10-time defending Class A Cheer Grand Champion – scored 248 points to outpace second-place Sioux Falls Washington’s 237-point total. Dell Rapids and Harrisburg tied for third with 221 points, while Brandon Valley was fifth with 219, followed by Brookings in sixth with 213.5.

"I think it was the first time that we have won the Brookings Invite" said Cossack head coach Casie King. "We are really pushing for high difficulty scores this year, so we were pretty excited to earn the score from Saturday.

"It was our highest score this season and from here on out, our focus is going to be on cleaning things up and executing well."

Considering the adversity the Bobcats went through leading up to their home invite, a sixth-place finish with 213.5 points wasn’t bad.

"The team performed exceptionally well considering the adversities presented to them this week – we had three girls out due to injuries and other circumstances – all happened within the three days prior to our competition," said Bobcat head coach Amy Hemmer. "We were still rearranging stunt groups at 8 a.m. the morning of the competition. The team came together and fought hard to do the best they could. Given the circumstances, I couldn't be more proud of how they handled themselves.

"We have a quick turnaround and head to the Huron Invite on Tuesday – we will not have our full team back by that point, so we'll be continuing with our adjustments made on Saturday."

In the dance competition, Dakota Valley continued its dominance in 2017 as the Panthers scored 283.5 to easily outdistance the field.

Sioux Falls Washington placed second with an average of 264.33 points, followed by Brandon Valley (252.33), Huron (245.83), Watertown (238.17), Yankton (233.5), Sioux Falls Lincoln (230.83) and Sioux Falls Roosevelt (229.67).

The Bobcats placed 13th with a 209.33 average – finishing seventh in Hip Hop with 210 points; placing eighth in Pom with 208 points; and notching 210 points for ninth in Kick.

"We had the highest score of the season, unfortunately, we had some unforeseen deductions that set us back further than we expected," said Bobcat head dance coach Ellie Livingston. "We will keep moving forward – getting our technical elements stronger and cleaning up each routine.

"After our invite on Tuesday in Huron, we have a little longer until our next invite to focus and clean, which is needed."

Tuesday’s competition at the Huron Arena begins at 5:30 p.m.

 

BROOKINGS COMPETITIVE CHEER AND DANCE INVITATIONAL

Saturday at Swiftel Center

CHEER

Grand Champion – 1, Sioux Valley 248; 2, Sioux Falls Washington 237; T3, Dell Rapids 221; T3, Harrisburg 221; 5, Brandon Valley 219; 6, Brookings 213.5; 7, Watertown 210.5; 8, Sioux Falls Roosevelt 202; 9, Huron 194.5; 10, Yankton 191; 11, Wagner 184; 12, Dell Rapids St. Mary 183.5; 13, Mitchell 183; 14, Aberdeen Central 176; 15, Pierre 170; 16, Sturgis 110.

DANCE

Grand Champion – 1, Dakota Valley 283.5; 2, Sioux Falls Washington 264.33; 3, Brandon Valley 252.33; 4, Huron 245.83; 5, Watertown 238.17; 6, Yankton 233.5; 7, Sioux Falls Lincoln 230.83; 8, Sioux Falls Roosevelt 229.67; 9, Harrisburg 225.67; 10, Pierre 211.67; 11, Aberdeen Central 211.33; 12, Mitchell 211.33; 13, Brookings 209.33; 14, Sturgis 147.33.

Hip Hop – 1, Sioux Falls Washington 268; 2, Huron 260.5; 3, Mitchell 242; 4, Harrisburg 230.5; 5, Sioux Falls Lincoln 221.5; 6, Pierre 212.5; 7, Brookings 210; 8, Aberdeen Central 206.5; 9, Sturgis 171.5.

Pom – 1, Dakota Valley 280; 2, Sioux Falls Roosevelt 257; 3, Huron 229.5; 4, Brandon Valley 228.5; 5, Yankton 222; 6, Watertown 220.5; 7, Pierre 212; 8, Brookings 208; 9, Mitchell 205.5; 10, Harrisburg 205; 11, Aberdeen Central 204.

Kick – 1, Dakota Valley 284; 2, Brandon Valley 263; 3, Watertown 252.5; 4, Sioux Falls Washington 250.5; 5, Yankton 236.5; 6, Sioux Falls Lincoln 228.5; 7, Sioux Falls Roosevelt 227; 8, Pierre 210.5; 9, Brookings 210; 10, Sturgis 120.5.

Jazz – 1, Dakota Valley 286.5; 2, Sioux Falls Washington 274.5; 3, Brandon Valley 265.5; 4, Huron 247.5; 5, Sioux Falls Lincoln 242.5; 6, Yankton 242; 7, Harrisburg 241.5; 8, Watertown 241.5; 9, Aberdeen Central 223.5; 10, Sioux Falls Roosevelt 205; 11, Mitchell 186.5; 12, Sturgis 150.

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