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The Osawatomie Dazzlers cheer during a home football game. The Dazzlers placed fourth in the Class 3A state cheerleading championships in Topeka.

TOPEKA — The Osawatomie Dazzlers placed fourth in Class 3A during the Kansas State High School Activities Association Spirit Game Day competition at the Stormont Vail Events Center in Topeka.

Osawatomie was one of 14 teams at the state event Saturday, Nov. 21, bringing home another top-four finish for the program.

The Dazzlers were one of six teams to advance to the finals. Osawatomie left with team medals for fourth place.

Members of the Osawatomie Dazzlers fourth-place spirits squad team are Kylee Anderson, Regan Badders, Lydia Beets, Avery Dempsey, Liberty Farr, Alyssa Haefele, Claire Hall, Kenzie Heppler, Rosalyn Johnson, Bailey Madden, Hannah Manning, McKenzie Obermeier, Berlynn Pennock, Karlie Reese, Jaycie Roseberry, Nevaeh Rosendahl, Tori Scales and Mackenzie Wood.

Manning and Johnson are co-captains for the team.

The Osawatomie Dazzlers are coached by Angie Pennock.

“We use every performance as an opportunity to help us prepare for our state competition, from summer camp to the sidelines of a football game, we are always working on how to put our best foot forward in our performances,” Pennock said. “The Dazzlers work really hard all year long, and state is a chance for them to shine and really show off their hard work.

“Making it into the top six is a huge accomplishment and we were all very proud of the work we put into our performances,” she said. “Placing fourth in a very competitive 3A division was so exciting.

I know the team gave it 100 percent and left it all on the mat and as their coach, I could not be more proud of them.”

Sports Editor Gene Morris can be reached at (913) 294-2311 or gene.morris@miconews.com.

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