Several area cheerleading squads, including Greenville, qualified at Saturday’s Triad Sectional for the IHSA state cheerleading competition.
The Greenville Comet cheerleaders finished third out of 14 teams in the Small Team 2 division to qualify for the state finals.
The finals are Friday and Saturday at the U.S. Cellular Coliseum in Bloomington.
Members of the Comet cheerleading squad are seniors Jordyn Ackerman, Maddey Tebbe, Cierra Oestreich and Kadi File; juniors Daisy Kaplan, Logan Hilmes and Mara Caldieraro; sophomores Anne Ennen, Jaidyn Ackerman and Moriah Valentin; and freshmen Kylee Ballhurst. Nevaeh Haas, Amber Bone, Kaylan Lile and Trista Kinkel.
Cheerleading head coach is Amanda Goldsboro. Assistant coaches are Allyson Loucks and Gayla Brauns.
Several other area teams also qualified for state. They include Bunker Hill, fourth in the Small Team 2 division; Breese Central, first, and Mater Dei, second, in the Small Team division; Highland, second in the Medium Team division; and Triad, first, and Wesclin, fifth, in the Co-Ed Team division.