The Manistique Emerald competitive cheer squad started off their 2013 season on a high note, taking second place at the Merrill Invitational on Jan. 5. Scoring a solid second in all three rounds, the Emeralds posted a total score of 668.34. There were seven teams competing in Division 4; Merrill took first place. Front row, from left: Syera McDonald, Korissa Bosanic, Morgan Hyland, Kylie Galla, Becca Bowers and Elisa MacGregor. Middle row: Rachelle Singley, Sara Thompson, Madelyn Vannoller, Haylee Gilbert and Autumn Floyd. Back row: Meridith Hicks, Taylor Neadow, Katie Davis, Emily Bauman and Brittni Beckman. The Emerald competitive cheer squad is scheduled to compete in Marquette on Saturday.