2008-04-02 / People

Archbold Girls Winners In Cheer Competitions

Archbold girls compete on the Class Act All-Stars competitive cheer team. Front row, from left: Sydney Rupp and Molly Conway, 8; second row: Allie McQuade, 10, Hanna Blankenship, 12, Malinda Lugbill, 9, and Hannah Gerig, 11. Standing is Rachel Brader, 12.- courtesy        photo     Archbold girls compete on the Class Act All-Stars competitive cheer team. Front row, from left: Sydney Rupp and Molly Conway, 8; second row: Allie McQuade, 10, Hanna Blankenship, 12, Malinda Lugbill, 9, and Hannah Gerig, 11. Standing is Rachel Brader, 12.- courtesy photo Hanna Blankenship and Rachel Brader, 12, Archbold, were winners in recent cheer team competitions.

They, and several other local girls, are members of the Class Act All-Stars Competitive Cheer Team. Team members competed Feb. 23 at Genoa High School's "Cheer For A Cure," event, and the following day at the Universal Cheerleading Association's Motown Regional Championship in Birch Run, Mich.

Blankenship was second at Genoa, and first at Birch Run in the individual competition in the youth class.

Brader and Nichole Musser, Bryan, were first at both events in youth duet competition.

Other Archbold girls in the February events were:

Youth level one, first place, Genoa, fourth place, Birch Run: Malinda Lugbill, 9, Molly Conway, 8, Hanna Blankenship, 12, Sydney Rupp, 8, Allie McQuade, 10, Hannah Gerig, 11.

Youth level three, second place, Genoa, first place, Birch Run: Blankenship, Hanna Lazaris, 11.

Senior level four, second place both events: Brader.

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