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November l3, 2019 Page 33, Cheer Dogs capture third straight title- MP enters Saturday's state meet chasing third consecutive Top-5 finish? By Richard Dumas torsyth@mymcr.net The Mary Persons competition cheer- leading squad made it a threepeat on Saturday at Houston County, winning its third consecutive Region 2—AAAA championship. By finishing with a winning score of 90.5, their highest score of the 2019 season, the Cheer Dogs became the first MP cheerleading squad in pro- gram history to win three straight region titles. ’ “It was one of our best performances,” said MP head coach Kyle Ward. “It was probably the most fun performance the girls will have all year.” g Ward said the small Houston County gymnasium and electric fan response made for a memorable occasion. Among the MP supporters were school superintendent Dr. Mike Hickman, principal Dr. Jim Finch, athletic direc- tor Robert Lindsey and football coach lI||Illllllllllll||||l|lll|II||Illllllllllll|llllilllllltlIllliiiiltltlllllft'l' Brian Nelson. Ward said the enthusiastic support brought out the best in his squad, add~ ing: “Athletes perform much better results when there’s a reason to.” West Laurens took second place with 86 points while Perry came in third place with 82 points. Ward said both the Lady Raiders and Lady Panthers had major miscues that his team didn’t make, and MP ultimately came out on top by beating its opponents in stunt group and pyramid scoring. He said of his opponents: “I felt bad for them. I could tell they were disap- pointed.” Ward said he ordered region champi- onship t-shirts in advance of Saturday’s region title meet. He said he was ner- vous about whether they would ever be used, but said as a motivational tactic he put one on during practice last Friday to inspire his team to pull out a third straight win. “We had to show up and do our job,” ’tiililltlllllllllllllllfllllIllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllIllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllll= I rules of the Ward said. “And that’s what we did. We couldn’t make mistakes.” MP’s 2019 championship team mem- bers include: seniors Iaida Harvey and Kayleigh Hill and underclass- men Campbell Brown, Molly Cobb, Kylee Everidge, Abigayle Fox, Kaylee Gordon, Piper Haworth, Morgan Hill, Riley Hill, Abney Langer, Sydney Lewis, Madalynne Scott, Calliway Selman, Ridley White and Mia Winget. MP will now head to the AAAA state meet in Columbus with hopes of winning the program’s first-ever state championship. The Cheer Dogs placed fifth at state in 2017 before improving to a program—best third place finish in 2018. MP will compete at 9 am. on Saturday at the Columbus Civic Center. By virtue of its region title, MP is auto— matically exempt into the finals and will not have to compete in the sec— tional competition on Friday. The top nine finishers at the 23—team sectionals I. Circle the winner of all 10 contests in the ads here. will join the seven region champions irr the 16-team AAAA finals on Saturday. The Cheer Dogs will be the fifth of the 16 AAAA squads to take the mat in Saturday’s finals. ' Ward said he’s hoping the Cheer Dogs will record their third straight Top-6 finish at state, which would allow MP to get called to the mat for special recognition. He said defend- ing champion Cartersville, Cedartown, Central Carroll and Denmark, which finished runner-up in 2018, are expect— ed to be the top contenders at state. Meanwhile, the Mary Persons IV competition cheerleading squad, coached by Rachael Scott, finished either first or second at all four of its competitions in 2019. The IV Cheer Dogs took first place in their final meet on Oct. 5 at McIntosh after fin- ishing second in each of their first three meets (Sept. at Dacula, Sept. 14 at Veterans and Sept. 28 at Houston County). >;.....rlllllllllillllllIII 2. Guess the score of the game listed in the box marked "Tie Breaker." 3. Mail entry to:.The Reporter, P.O. Box 795, Forsyth, GA 31029, or bring it to the office at 50 N. Jackson St. Forsyth, GA or fax 994-2359. Entries must be in by noon on Friday. 4. Only one entry per name and handwriting will be accepted. 5. 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