Cartersville cheerleading wins state

The Cartersville competition cheer team won the GHSA Class AAAA state championship Saturday at the Columbus Civic Center.

After not winning the Region 5-AAAA title, Cartersville qualified for the state finals with a first place finish in Friday’s state sectional qualifier and carried that momentum into Saturday’s finals that included the top sixteen teams.

The Canes scored 95.33 in the finals to edge out Denmark with a 94.33 score.

Mary Persons finished in third place and the winner of Cartersville’s region — Chapel Hill — took fourth in the state finals.

Saturday’s state title marks the fourth time Cartersville has taken the top spot in competitive cheer. The Canes won championships in 2014-15, 2000-01, and 1994-95.

In other state finals action this weekend, Woodland placed 12th in the all-classification, co-ed division, Cass qualified for Saturday night’s finals in Class 5A, and Adairsville placed sixth in Class 3A.

Cass qualified for the state finals with a seventh place finish Friday in the 5A Sectional and Adairsville was third in their sectional qualifying.

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