EVERETT -- The Hanford and Moses Lake varsity cheerleading squads earned championships at the state cheerleading finals held Feb. 4 at Comcast Arena in Everett.
The Falcons, who were the reigning Large 3A champs, defended their crown with a score of 233 and the Chiefs posted a 221 score to earn the Large 4A title.
Hanford will next compete in the Universal Cheerleaders Association's National High School Cheerleading Championship this weekend at the Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Fla.
Hanford: Brittney Palmer, Gia Scovazzo, Chrystal Barnes, Paige McClendon, Tiffany Sanger, La Kendra Babel, Rylan Cartwright, Mariana Kassianova, Alyson Durflinger, Brittany Olson, Chase Woodall, Shelby Danna, Mackenzie Hammersmith, Taylor Hooper, Kassidee Ellis, Leah Bogen, Max Harris, Tenley Weil.
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Moses Lake: Emily Villafana, Shantel Tatum, Marlen Rodriguez, Jessie Lundstrom, Taylor Jones, Madison Bowser, Amanda Sursely, Nia Watts, Katey Stroud, Liz Murillo, Whitney Goodrich, Gracie Garza, Mariana Rosas, Mariah Klindworth, Laurie Kautzman, Brianne Green, Helana Harrington, Lexi Howell.