2018-01-11 / Sports

Slow start for cheer in 2018


Not lacking enthusiasm, the Emeralds give it their all in round one of their Emerald Invitational Tuesday evening in the Richard Bonifas Gymnasium. From left to right are: Isabelle Neadow, Erica Carlson, Morgan Tryan, McKenna Chartier, and Heather Ullom. Not pictured are Kaylee Hoholik, Delaney Zellar, and Lexi Hubble. Additional photos from the event can be viewed at www.mstqpioneertribune.smugmug.com/Sports-Photos. 
Joe LeBlanc photo Not lacking enthusiasm, the Emeralds give it their all in round one of their Emerald Invitational Tuesday evening in the Richard Bonifas Gymnasium. From left to right are: Isabelle Neadow, Erica Carlson, Morgan Tryan, McKenna Chartier, and Heather Ullom. Not pictured are Kaylee Hoholik, Delaney Zellar, and Lexi Hubble. Additional photos from the event can be viewed at www.mstqpioneertribune.smugmug.com/Sports-Photos. Joe LeBlanc photo MANISTIQUE – The Manistique competitive cheer team opened their 2018 schedule on the road in downstate Comstock, participating in the Comstock Park Invitational Jan. 6.

With 19 teams in attendance between Divisions 2, 3, and 4, there was plenty of activity on the mats throughout the event. Pontiac Notre Dame Prep from Division 3 finished the event with a high of 739.26 (230.80, 222.36, 294.10).

Competing in Division 4, the Emeralds received a 40 point penalty in round two to set them back. With a squad member sidelined recovering from an injury, the squad was assessed a 10-point penalty for failure to have the required number on the mat and then were assessed a combined 30-point penalty for failure to attempt and complete movements.

At the completion of the three rounds, Muskegon Western Michigan Christian took first in the division with 676.20. Manistique finished with 528.94.

On Tuesday evening, the Emeralds hosted their annual Emerald Invitation with five varsity and three middle school teams in attendance.

With one still sidelined and another ill, the Emeralds found themselves putting in additional practice hours modifying routines with short notice.

Taking first place again this year was Escanaba, achieving a high of 714.36. Munising took second with 668.56, Gladstone was third with 658.62, followed by Norway and Manistique, respectively.

Coming up next in the Emeralds’ schedule is the Gladstone Invitational Jan. 15.

Comstock Park Invitational Division 4 Results: Muskegon Western Michigan Christian 676.20 (210.70, 173.20, 292.30); Shelby 658.96 (205.40, 197.56, 256.00); East Jordan 619.72 (196.60, 155.32, 267.80); Holdon 569.20 (196.90, 157.10, 215.20); Manistique 528.94 (187.40, 143.34 -40, 238.20); Scottville – Mason County Central 490.44 (175.40, 131.24 -16, 199.80)

Manistique Invitation results: Escanaba 714.36 (219.20, 195.96, 299.20); Munising 668.56 (211.50, 191.06, 266.00); Gladstone 658.62 (208.30, 180.82, 269.50); Norway 649.58 (208.00, 171.38, 270.20); Manistique 570.40 (189.80, 172.20 -10, 218.40)

Due to illness, the middle school team was unable to compete. Following the completion of their two rounds, Munising finished in first with a 397.68 (129.08, 268.60); Escanaba second (368.60 (111.70, 256.90); and Gladstone third (291.82 (123.52 -30, 198.30).

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