Siuslaw cheerleaders finish eighth at state

Siuslaw Vikings cheerleaders prepare to perform in the state championships in Portland. (Screen grab from NFHS Network)

The Siuslaw Vikings finished eighth Saturday in the Oregon School Activities Association Class 4A Cheerleading State Championships in Portland.

The short-handed Vikings, down to six members due to injuries and defections, scored a 90.5 in a penalty-free performance.

Gladstone won with a total of 154.90, with Newport second with 145.60, Sweet Home third with 145.30, Sisters fourth with 141.30 and Ontario fifth with 119.50.

Cottage Grove, the only other Sky-Em League school entered in the championships, was sixth with 119.10 and Philomath seventh with 101.80.

Molalla and Madras placed behind Siuslaw with 86.70 and 86.30.

Complete results of the state meet are online at

Santiam Christian, Delphian and Rainier finished 1-2-3 in the Class 3A/2A/1A competition.

Team members competing included co-captains Brooke Olson and Adria Sandusky, Arrianna Brown, Gillian Norton, Destiny Teel and Maddie Petterson.

Team member Sydney Hilterbrant was injured and did not compete.

There are no seniors on the Vikings team and only one junior, Sandusky.

Sophomores include Brown, Olson, Teel and Hilterbrant, with two freshmen, Norton and Petterson.

Siuslaw's first-year coach is Teri Straley, an English teacher at the high school.


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