Shelbyville Daily Union

February 4, 2013

Shelby Cheers Make State, Place 13th

Seth Whitehead - For the Daily Union

SHELBYVILLE, IL. — The Shelbyville High School earned a trip to the State Finals in Bloomington last weekend, February 1-2. They concluded their season with a 13th place finish at State.

The Shelby cheerleaders started their competitive cheer season at the Mattoon Invitational on January 12 placing 2nd among the competing teams. The girls followed up the next weekend with another 2nd place at the Sullivan Invitational cheerleading competition.

They competed in the IHSA Sectional Qualifying Tournament in Mahomet on January 28. The Shelbyville Rams cheerleaders took home 4th place out of the 19 competitive squads at sectional, granting them a spot in the state tournament.  

The top five teams from each of the five sectionals in the state advanced to the State Finals and Shelbyville finished 13th.