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Raton Teams Compete at State Spirit Competition

Raton spirit teams took to the floor in the Pit Friday to compete at the State Spirit Competition. 

After the competition Friday both coaches, cheer coach Linda Ortiz and dance coach Sue Holland, were pleased with the girl’s performance. The dance team performed Friday morning and the competition is much the same as in the past with Hope Christian and St. Mikes posting solid performances.

The cheer team will see its toughest competition from Taos and Portales in co-ed cheer. They came out of competition on Friday in second place behind Taos.

On Saturday the dance team hit the floor listed in sixth place and didn’t disappoint, their performance was almost flawless   showed what they really could do. The team had a tough few weeks before the state competition with the resignation of head coach Kelli Gabriele. As Sabrina Valdez put it we learned things could change fast and we had to move on. Another issue facing the T-Cats is the fact that the top four dance teams did a precision drill routine instead of a dance routine. As seen in the past if a team nails their drill routine they score much higher than a regular routine like Raton’s.

RHS Cheer hit the floor last in A-AAA co-ed competition so they had seen what the some of the other teams had posted. They too put together an almost flawless routine Saturday morning but when the points were added up they still finished in second place behind Taos.

Next year if cheer can have at least two male team members they will remain in A-AAA Co-ed competition but if they dont they will be competing in AA Cheer with Pecos High being their biggest competition as Pecos won the Class AA competition this year and last year. The dance team will also be competing in AA dance. This year there were only three teams in AA dance so the competition will definitely change. 

Congrats to both teams this year!! Ladies you can hold your heads high and will always be number one to us.

A-AAA Co-ed Cheer                                  AAA Dance

1st Taos                                                   1st St Mikes

2nd Raton                                                 2nd Sandia Prep

3rd Portales                                              3rd Hope Christian

 2014 State Spirit_Results

 

TigerCats dance team perform Friday at the State Spirit Competition

TigerCats dance team perform Friday at the State Spirit Competition

 

 

It was a good turnout fir he girls at the Pit Friday afternoon for the cheer team's performance

It was a good turnout fir he girls at the Pit Friday afternoon for the cheer team’s performance

 

The RHS cheer team performs as a co-ed team this year at the Pit. It's the first time for Raton to compete as a Co-ed team

The RHS cheer team performs as a co-ed team this year at the Pit. It’s the first time for Raton to compete as a Co-ed team

 

Friday morning in the Pit, the TigerCats dance team performed at the State Spirit competition

Friday morning in the Pit, the TigerCats dance team performed at the State Spirit competition

 

it was quite a crowd at the Pit in Albuquerque Saturday morning as the Raton Cheer team takes to the floor.

it was quite a crowd at the Pit in Albuquerque Saturday morning as the Raton Cheer team takes to the floor.

 

The girls finish their routine Saturday at the State Spirit Competition

The girls finish their routine Saturday at the State Spirit Competition

 

The girls celebrate after an almost flawless routine Saturday morning in the Pit

The girls celebrate after an almost flawless routine Saturday morning in the Pit

 

Jessica Haynes, Toby Henson, Cody Stone and Rachel Sanchez accept the second place trophy for their efforts at the State Spirit Competition at the Pit in Albuquerque Saturday morning.

Jessica Haynes, Toby Henson, Cody Stone and Rachel Sanchez accept the second place trophy for their efforts at the State Spirit Competition at the Pit in Albuquerque Saturday morning.

 

Raton T-Cats at the end of their Saturday performance before an enthusiastic Raton crowd.

Raton T-Cats at the end of their Saturday performance before an enthusiastic Raton crowd.

 

It was an almost flawless routine by the T-Cats Saturday morning in the Pit. The girls had some of the stiffest competition they ever faced with St Mikes, Sandia Prep and Hope Christian placing 1,2,3 respectively.

It was an almost flawless routine by the T-Cats Saturday morning in the Pit. The girls had some of the stiffest competition they ever faced with St Mikes, Sandia Prep and Hope Christian placing 1,2,3 respectively.

 

The 2014 State Spirit Competition A-AAA Co-ed Cheer Team. Congrats to our RHS Cheer team.

The 2014 State Spirit Competition A-AAA Co-ed Cheer Team. Congrats to our RHS Cheer team.

 

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