By Marty Mayfield
The RHS cheer and dance teams presented their state spirit competition routines to the public Tuesday evening at Tiger Gym.
The teams will travel Thursday to Albuquerque this weekend for a two day event at the PIT on the University of New Mexico campus. RHS Cheer will perform around 9:00 a.m. both Friday and Saturday while the dance team will perform mid afternoon after 2:00 p.m.
This year the cheer teams have a different competition with a game day routine that will include a cheer based on an announcement by an announcer for a defense or offensive routine. The cheer routines have also been extended to a three minute routine from a minute and half. Crowd participation will be a part of the scoring for Raton so they are hoping for a good loud turnout this year.
TigerCats Dance will perform a Pom routine and a Jazz dance routine. As Raton is the only class 3A team left in the state they will compete against class 4A teams. Some of the other dance teams will perform a precision drill routine as opposed to a jazz routine making it tough to compare the two routines for points.