The McDowell cheerleading squad placed third overall in the co-ed varsity division after Saturday’s finals for the PIAA competitive spirit championships. The two-day meet was held at the Giant Center in Hershey.
McDowell, coached by Kathryn Wiltse, recorded 75.40 out of a possible 100 points for their routine in the finals. The Trojans finished .37 of a point behind second-place Methacton.
New Oxford was the inaugural champion of the co-ed division, which didn’t exist when the PIAA held its first-ever meet in 2013. Saturday’s other division winners were Cumberland Valley (large varsity), Bishop McCort (medium) and Johnstown (small).
Fairview, District 10′s small varsity titlist, bowed out in that division after Saturday’s semifinal round.
– Mike Copper