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DK cheer at its best as it preps for SMCCC Finals on home mat

The Delton Kellogg varsity competitive cheer team performs one of its jumps during round one at its DK Panther Invitational Saturday. (Photo by Perry Hardin)

The Delton Kellogg varsity competitive cheer team placed fifth at its own 12-team DK Panther Invitational Saturday, scoring its highest point total of the season.

The Panthers had their best round one and two scores of the year, and they needed them to hold onto fifth place as the Maple Valley girls put together their best round three of the season and their best overall score as well to place sixth.

East Jordan took the day's championship with an overall score of 728.07 points. Sturgis was second with 724.57 points, ahead of Pennfield 718.86, Coloma 653.06, Delton Kellogg 638.68, Maple Valley 627.54, Vicksburg 612.88, Lawrence 601.68, White Pigeon 598.86, St. Joseph 565.00, Loy Norrix 523.32 and Constantine 275.28.

Delton Kellogg's round one score of 205.90 was the fourth best of the day, a point better than their Southern Michigan Competitive Cheer Conference rivals from Coloma in the round.

DK went on to add a 175.78 in round two and a score of 257.00 in round three.

The Maple Valley girls scored a 192.00 in round one and then added a 165.64 in round two after a ten-point deduction. Maple Valley closed out the day with a 269.90 in round three.

East Jordan, a Division 4 squad like the Panthers and Lions, took the victory with scores of 228.95 in round one, 211.82 in round two and 287.30 in round three. Sturgis had the top round three score of the day at 299.30, with Pennfield not far behind at 292.10. Sturgis was also tops in round two at 205.08, after a 220.19 in round one. East Jordan's round one and two scores were the best of the day in those rounds.

The Delton Kellogg girls are scheduled to host the SMCCC Finals Saturday beginning at 4 p.m.

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