Squad just missed its fourth state title, with Columbia taking IHSA Medium Division.
Monday, February 4
Lemont High School’s cheerleading squad put forth its best performance of the season at the right time but just missed coming home with the program’s fourth state title. The Indians finished as the Medium Division runner-up at the 2013 IHSA Cheerleading State Finals, which were contested at U.S. Cellular Coliseum in Bloomington over the weekend. Lemont has placed among the top three teams in the state each of the last eight seasons. Columbia, winner of the last three IHSA Small Division Cheerleading State Championships before moving up in class this season, posted a final-round score of 90.92 to edge Lemont (90.80) for the title. Oak Forest (89.64), Wauconda (89.52) and Antioch (87.08) rounded out the top five teams. Columbia’s margin of …
After winning its division on Friday, the LHS cheer squad will compete at 11:45 Saturday for the state title. Click the link below to watch the live competition.
Story update from Lemont High School at 8 p.m. Friday: Lemont High School’s cheerleading program appears to be peaking at the right time. First-year head coach Dave Erlenbaugh’s Indians were the class of the field on the first day of the 2013 IHSA Medium Division Cheerleading State Finals on Friday, posting the top score of all 25 teams in their division and putting them in position for a fourth state championship in five seasons. The squad will compete in the event’s final round on Saturday, Feb. 2, at U.S. Cellular Coliseum in Bloomington. Lemont’s preliminary-round score of 89.66 was more than 1.5 points better than second-place Antioch (87.24). Oak Forest was third (87.24), while Highland (87.16) and Wauconda (87.12) rounded out the …