The La Cueva High School cheer team placed second in its division at the March 18 Spirit State Championship at the Pit, according to the results posted on the New Mexico Athletic Association webpage.
La Cueva’s “Las Ositas” cheer team scored a total of 182.10 points for their two performances, coming in behind first-place Rio Rancho and nearly three points ahead of Cleveland High School.
The two performances included a Gameday cheer and a Cheer with Music routine. LCHS Athletic Director Lee Moores and Principal Dana Lee posted photos and a video of the cheer and dance teams during the competition at the Pit on their school Twitter accounts.
State Spirit is going on this weekend. Tonight is cheer with two performances today. The first is in the books and your Bears are looking good! pic.twitter.com/0lVMBl7lfA
— LeeAnn Moores (@LCHS_Bears) March 18, 2022
Las Ositas showing the results of months of hard work!👏💙🐻 pic.twitter.com/KSo62WAviM
— Dana Lee (@PrincipalLCHS) March 19, 2022
In the March 19 dance competition, LCHS placed 10th with an overall score of 159.03 for their Pom and Military dance routines. Roswell High School took first place with a cumulative score of 181.26, Atrisco Heritage came in second with a score of 175.26, and Carlsbad placed third with a score of 171.53.
To see the full list of results and to learn more about the Spirit State Championship, visit nmact.org/sports/spirit/#championship.