Cannon Falls defeated Aitkin on the third tiebreaker to win its fifth state championship since 2005. One of the many possible reasons for the result is the ruse perpetrated by Cannon Falls team leaders following the qualifying competition. This article is featured in the Feb. 23, 2011, edition.
MINNEAPOLIS — It appeared to the Lake City coaches that nothing was wrong with sophomore Katie Wallerich during prelims at the Class A high kick state tournament. She performed her pirouette and toe touch, but she had rolled her ankle on Lake City’s second kicks and couldn’t compete in the finals. This article is featured in the Feb. 23, 2011, edition.
Cannon Falls goal was just to make it to finals and earn the top-six finish that comes with it. The Bomber Dance Team exceeded its own goals at the Target Center in Minneapolis and took fourth Friday at the Class A jazz dance team state tournament.
When the Lake City dance team takes the Target Center floor Saturday it will mark its fourth consecutive appearance at the Class A state tournament. If the Tigers finish in the top six of the 12-team event, it will be their third straight appearance in the state finals.
CANNON FALLS — Every time the Bomber Dance Team practices its jazz routine, Cannon Falls coach Carrie Pommier admonishes senior captain Sarah Jensen not to perform C-jumps. Even after the reminders, Jensen will sneak in a C-jump or two, according to teammate Jackie Qualle. This article is featured in the Feb. 5-6, 2011, edition.
A season ago the Goodhue dance team had seven members and six of them competed in meets. The team has doubled in size, but that has brought with it its own set of challenges. This article is featured in the Feb. 5-6, 2011, edition.
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