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Kyle Lovern

Sports Editor

The Mingo Central High School cheerleading squad won the Class AA Region IV title on Saturday. The tournament was held at Spring Valley High School located near Huntington.

The win will put the Miner’s cheerleading squad into the state tournament to be held at the Charleston Civic Center on December 8.

“Teresa (Cline) and I cannot express how proud we are of our kids,” said cheer coach Beth Keatley. “They have worked so hard and they performed as champions.”

“Mingo Central is truly a family, and this was a win for everyone associated with our school,” Keatley said. “The support we have received from the staff, students, administration, parents, and community has been amazing! The future is so bright for Mingo Central, I am thrilled to be a part of it.”

The squad includes seniors Shawna Cline, Norma New, Candace Trent, juniors

Makala Caldwell, Shandale Collins, Kennedy Curry, Jimmy Davis, Whittani Kirk,

Kennedy Preece, Paige Tiller, sophomores Natalie Hagy, Brittany Stiltner and freshmen Ashia Cline, Tiarra Frazier, Shonta Holbrook, Haley Johnson, Lakin Reed, Jadrian Saunders and Katie Toops.

The schools Mingo Central competed against were Chapmanville, Nicholas County, Clay County, Scott, Sissonville, Herbert Hoover, Tolsia and Wayne.

Mingo Central’s combined score was 308.515. Tolsia came in as the runner-up.

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