By Jeff Steers
The Michigan Center High School varsity competitive cheer team has made a habit of winning state titles.
They have five.
Concord is in the habit of winning Big Eight Conference titles – they have six in a row.
Both did well at the Michigan High School Athletic Association Division 4 district tournament Saturday at Vandercook Lake High School.
Michigan Center finished second to Hudson in the three-round tournament, scoring 734.34 points.
Concord took the fourth and final qualifying spot for the MHSAA regional Saturday at 6 p.m. The Yellow Jackets scored 709.32 advancing to the regional at Mason High School next weekend.
The district tournament at Vandercook Lake featured nine local school vying for four spots in the regional tournament.
Each regional tournament has 12 schools competing for four spots and a chance to compete at the MHSAA state championship on March 2 at the Delta Plex in Grand Rapids.
Michigan Center and Concord will advance to Mason for the regional tournament representing Jackson County.
Here are the scores of all local teams competing in district tournaments this weekend:
Division 2 at Richland-Gull Lake
Western High School, 672.00, 7th place
Northwest, 637.76, 10th place
Division 4 at Whitmore Lake
Grass Lake, 597.80, 7th place
Division 4 at Vandercook Lake
Michigan Center, 734.34, 2nd place
Concord, 709.32, 4th place
Columbia Central, 701.70, 5th place
Lumen Christi, 692.22, 6th place
Vandercook Lake, 691.24, 8th place
Napoleon, 606.10, 10th place
Springport, 595.80, 12th place
Hanover-Horton, 593.70, 13th place
East Jackson, 592.30, 14th place