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NC cheers its way to 10h place finish in AA championship
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THE NORTH CENTRAL CHEERLEADING team is all smiles as they pose for a final team picture at the Colonial Life Arena following their 10th place finish in the AA state championship on Saturday. Pictured on the first row, from left, are assistant coach Melissa Clyburn, Amber Thompson, Madison German, Alicia Olds, Courtney Payne, Crystal Douglas, and Casey Gibson. The second row includes Breanna Boone, Tyler Humphries, Halen Nicholson, Morgan Kelly, Lauren Humphries, Jasmine Bracey, Hannah Sowell and head coach Chelsea Sutusky.
When the North Central High School Competitive Cheerleading Team headed to the 2012 AA state championship at Bi-Lo Arena in Greenville, the squad was entering uncharted territory.Then in their second year, the Knights had little idea as what to expect as they headed to the floor for their routine. The end result was a 12th place finish for Chelsea Sutusky’s squad.Last Saturday, after five first place finishes in various events held throughout the Midlands and having qualified for the AA state championship for a second straight year, NC knew what they were getting into as the team took to the playing surface at the Colonial Life Arena in Columbia.This time around, Sutusky’s troops came home with a 10th place finish and, smiles all around. It was quite an accomplishment for a group which, at the start of practice, set just making it back to the state championship as one of its goals.“A top 10 finish in the state was a big deal for our small team,” Sutusky said of her team’s showing on Saturday afternoon.