Wilm Cheer team 5th in state

THE WILMINGTON CHEER team performs inside the Grossinger Auto Motors Arena in Bloomington on Friday, qualifying for the finals on Saturday

Photo by Lily Turcany

Three cheers for the Wilmington Cheer Team which finished fifth in state in the Small School division of the IHSA State cheer competition. The Wilmington Cheer team scored 90.50 points during the prelims, good enough for fourth place behind Breese Central (94.06), Johnsburg (91.6) and Columbia (90.76). They advanced to the finals on Saturday where they did their routine just before noon and ended up with fifth place overall. Only the three teams are presented with state trophies. Reed-Custer also competed on Friday in the prelims, placing 21st but did not advance.