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Lake Orion advances to D1 cheer finals WITH PHOTO GALLERY

  • Lake Orion, Waterford Mott, Clarkston, Walled Lake Western and Hartland competed in the Division 1 cheer regional at Brighton High School on Saturday. Grandville took the title home while Lake Orion finished third. (MIPrepZone photo by Drew Ellis)
  • Lake Orion, Waterford Mott, Clarkston, Walled Lake Western and Hartland competed in the Division 1 cheer regional at Brighton High School on Saturday. Grandville took the title home while Lake Orion finished third. (MIPrepZone photo by Drew Ellis)
  • Lake Orion, Waterford Mott, Clarkston, Walled Lake Western and Hartland competed in the Division 1 cheer regional at Brighton High School on Saturday. Grandville took the title home while Lake Orion finished third. (MIPrepZone photo by Drew Ellis)
  • Lake Orion, Waterford Mott, Clarkston, Walled Lake Western and Hartland competed in the Division 1 cheer regional at Brighton High School on Saturday. Grandville took the title home while Lake Orion finished third. (MIPrepZone photo by Drew Ellis)
  • Lake Orion, Waterford Mott, Clarkston, Walled Lake Western and Hartland competed in the Division 1 cheer regional at Brighton High School on Saturday. Grandville took the title home while Lake Orion finished third. (MIPrepZone photo by Drew Ellis)
  • Lake Orion, Waterford Mott, Clarkston, Walled Lake Western and Hartland competed in the Division 1 cheer regional at Brighton High School on Saturday. Grandville took the title home while Lake Orion finished third. (MIPrepZone photo by Drew Ellis)
  • Lake Orion, Waterford Mott, Clarkston, Walled Lake Western and Hartland competed in the Division 1 cheer regional at Brighton High School on Saturday. Grandville took the title home while Lake Orion finished third. (MIPrepZone photo by Drew Ellis)
  • Lake Orion, Waterford Mott, Clarkston, Walled Lake Western and Hartland competed in the Division 1 cheer regional at Brighton High School on Saturday. Grandville took the title home while Lake Orion finished third. (MIPrepZone photo by Drew Ellis)
  • Lake Orion, Waterford Mott, Clarkston, Walled Lake Western and Hartland competed in the Division 1 cheer regional at Brighton High School on Saturday. Grandville took the title home while Lake Orion finished third. (MIPrepZone photo by Drew Ellis)
  • Lake Orion, Waterford Mott, Clarkston, Walled Lake Western and Hartland competed in the Division 1 cheer regional at Brighton High School on Saturday. Grandville took the title home while Lake Orion finished third. (MIPrepZone photo by Drew Ellis)
  • Lake Orion, Waterford Mott, Clarkston, Walled Lake Western and Hartland competed in the Division 1 cheer regional at Brighton High School on Saturday. Grandville took the title home while Lake Orion finished third. (MIPrepZone photo by Drew Ellis)
  • Lake Orion, Waterford Mott, Clarkston, Walled Lake Western and Hartland competed in the Division 1 cheer regional at Brighton High School on Saturday. Grandville took the title home while Lake Orion finished third. (MIPrepZone photo by Drew Ellis)
  • Lake Orion, Waterford Mott, Clarkston, Walled Lake Western and Hartland competed in the Division 1 cheer regional at Brighton High School on Saturday. Grandville took the title home while Lake Orion finished third. (MIPrepZone photo by Drew Ellis)
  • Lake Orion, Waterford Mott, Clarkston, Walled Lake Western and Hartland competed in the Division 1 cheer regional at Brighton High School on Saturday. Grandville took the title home while Lake Orion finished third. (MIPrepZone photo by Drew Ellis)
  • Lake Orion, Waterford Mott, Clarkston, Walled Lake Western and Hartland competed in the Division 1 cheer regional at Brighton High School on Saturday. Grandville took the title home while Lake Orion finished third. (MIPrepZone photo by Drew Ellis)
  • Lake Orion, Waterford Mott, Clarkston, Walled Lake Western and Hartland competed in the Division 1 cheer regional at Brighton High School on Saturday. Grandville took the title home while Lake Orion finished third. (MIPrepZone photo by Drew Ellis)
  • Lake Orion, Waterford Mott, Clarkston, Walled Lake Western and Hartland competed in the Division 1 cheer regional at Brighton High School on Saturday. Grandville took the title home while Lake Orion finished third. (MIPrepZone photo by Drew Ellis)
  • Lake Orion, Waterford Mott, Clarkston, Walled Lake Western and Hartland competed in the Division 1 cheer regional at Brighton High School on Saturday. Grandville took the title home while Lake Orion finished third. (MIPrepZone photo by Drew Ellis)
  • Lake Orion, Waterford Mott, Clarkston, Walled Lake Western and Hartland competed in the Division 1 cheer regional at Brighton High School on Saturday. Grandville took the title home while Lake Orion finished third. (MIPrepZone photo by Drew Ellis)
  • Lake Orion, Waterford Mott, Clarkston, Walled Lake Western and Hartland competed in the Division 1 cheer regional at Brighton High School on Saturday. Grandville took the title home while Lake Orion finished third. (MIPrepZone photo by Drew Ellis)
  • Lake Orion, Waterford Mott, Clarkston, Walled Lake Western and Hartland competed in the Division 1 cheer regional at Brighton High School on Saturday. Grandville took the title home while Lake Orion finished third. (MIPrepZone photo by Drew Ellis)
  • Lake Orion, Waterford Mott, Clarkston, Walled Lake Western and Hartland competed in the Division 1 cheer regional at Brighton High School on Saturday. Grandville took the title home while Lake Orion finished third. (MIPrepZone photo by Drew Ellis)
  • Lake Orion, Waterford Mott, Clarkston, Walled Lake Western and Hartland competed in the Division 1 cheer regional at Brighton High School on Saturday. Grandville took the title home while Lake Orion finished third. (MIPrepZone photo by Drew Ellis)
  • Lake Orion, Waterford Mott, Clarkston, Walled Lake Western and Hartland competed in the Division 1 cheer regional at Brighton High School on Saturday. Grandville took the title home while Lake Orion finished third. (MIPrepZone photo by Drew Ellis)
  • Lake Orion, Waterford Mott, Clarkston, Walled Lake Western and Hartland competed in the Division 1 cheer regional at Brighton High School on Saturday. Grandville took the title home while Lake Orion finished third. (MIPrepZone photo by Drew Ellis)
  • Lake Orion, Waterford Mott, Clarkston, Walled Lake Western and Hartland competed in the Division 1 cheer regional at Brighton High School on Saturday. Grandville took the title home while Lake Orion finished third. (MIPrepZone photo by Drew Ellis)
  • Lake Orion, Waterford Mott, Clarkston, Walled Lake Western and Hartland competed in the Division 1 cheer regional at Brighton High School on Saturday. Grandville took the title home while Lake Orion finished third. (MIPrepZone photo by Drew Ellis)
  • Lake Orion, Waterford Mott, Clarkston, Walled Lake Western and Hartland competed in the Division 1 cheer regional at Brighton High School on Saturday. Grandville took the title home while Lake Orion finished third. (MIPrepZone photo by Drew Ellis)
  • Lake Orion, Waterford Mott, Clarkston, Walled Lake Western and Hartland competed in the Division 1 cheer regional at Brighton High School on Saturday. Grandville took the title home while Lake Orion finished third. (MIPrepZone photo by Drew Ellis)
  • Lake Orion, Waterford Mott, Clarkston, Walled Lake Western and Hartland competed in the Division 1 cheer regional at Brighton High School on Saturday. Grandville took the title home while Lake Orion finished third. (MIPrepZone photo by Drew Ellis)
  • Lake Orion, Waterford Mott, Clarkston, Walled Lake Western and Hartland competed in the Division 1 cheer regional at Brighton High School on Saturday. Grandville took the title home while Lake Orion finished third. (MIPrepZone photo by Drew Ellis)
  • Lake Orion, Waterford Mott, Clarkston, Walled Lake Western and Hartland competed in the Division 1 cheer regional at Brighton High School on Saturday. Grandville took the title home while Lake Orion finished third. (MIPrepZone photo by Drew Ellis)
  • Lake Orion, Waterford Mott, Clarkston, Walled Lake Western and Hartland competed in the Division 1 cheer regional at Brighton High School on Saturday. Grandville took the title home while Lake Orion finished third. (MIPrepZone photo by Drew Ellis)
  • Lake Orion, Waterford Mott, Clarkston, Walled Lake Western and Hartland competed in the Division 1 cheer regional at Brighton High School on Saturday. Grandville took the title home while Lake Orion finished third. (MIPrepZone photo by Drew Ellis)
  • Lake Orion, Waterford Mott, Clarkston, Walled Lake Western and Hartland competed in the Division 1 cheer regional at Brighton High School on Saturday. Grandville took the title home while Lake Orion finished third. (MIPrepZone photo by Drew Ellis)
  • Lake Orion, Waterford Mott, Clarkston, Walled Lake Western and Hartland competed in the Division 1 cheer regional at Brighton High School on Saturday. Grandville took the title home while Lake Orion finished third. (MIPrepZone photo by Drew Ellis)
  • Lake Orion, Waterford Mott, Clarkston, Walled Lake Western and Hartland competed in the Division 1 cheer regional at Brighton High School on Saturday. Grandville took the title home while Lake Orion finished third. (MIPrepZone photo by Drew Ellis)
  • Lake Orion, Waterford Mott, Clarkston, Walled Lake Western and Hartland competed in the Division 1 cheer regional at Brighton High School on Saturday. Grandville took the title home while Lake Orion finished third. (MIPrepZone photo by Drew Ellis)
  • Lake Orion, Waterford Mott, Clarkston, Walled Lake Western and Hartland competed in the Division 1 cheer regional at Brighton High School on Saturday. Grandville took the title home while Lake Orion finished third. (MIPrepZone photo by Drew Ellis)
  • Lake Orion, Waterford Mott, Clarkston, Walled Lake Western and Hartland competed in the Division 1 cheer regional at Brighton High School on Saturday. Grandville took the title home while Lake Orion finished third. (MIPrepZone photo by Drew Ellis)
  • Lake Orion, Waterford Mott, Clarkston, Walled Lake Western and Hartland competed in the Division 1 cheer regional at Brighton High School on Saturday. Grandville took the title home while Lake Orion finished third. (MIPrepZone photo by Drew Ellis)
  • Lake Orion, Waterford Mott, Clarkston, Walled Lake Western and Hartland competed in the Division 1 cheer regional at Brighton High School on Saturday. Grandville took the title home while Lake Orion finished third. (MIPrepZone photo by Drew Ellis)
  • Lake Orion, Waterford Mott, Clarkston, Walled Lake Western and Hartland competed in the Division 1 cheer regional at Brighton High School on Saturday. Grandville took the title home while Lake Orion finished third. (MIPrepZone photo by Drew Ellis)
  • Lake Orion, Waterford Mott, Clarkston, Walled Lake Western and Hartland competed in the Division 1 cheer regional at Brighton High School on Saturday. Grandville took the title home while Lake Orion finished third. (MIPrepZone photo by Drew Ellis)
  • Lake Orion, Waterford Mott, Clarkston, Walled Lake Western and Hartland competed in the Division 1 cheer regional at Brighton High School on Saturday. Grandville took the title home while Lake Orion finished third. (MIPrepZone photo by Drew Ellis)
  • Lake Orion, Waterford Mott, Clarkston, Walled Lake Western and Hartland competed in the Division 1 cheer regional at Brighton High School on Saturday. Grandville took the title home while Lake Orion finished third. (MIPrepZone photo by Drew Ellis)
  • Lake Orion, Waterford Mott, Clarkston, Walled Lake Western and Hartland competed in the Division 1 cheer regional at Brighton High School on Saturday. Grandville took the title home while Lake Orion finished third. (MIPrepZone photo by Drew Ellis)
  • Lake Orion, Waterford Mott, Clarkston, Walled Lake Western and Hartland competed in the Division 1 cheer regional at Brighton High School on Saturday. Grandville took the title home while Lake Orion finished third. (MIPrepZone photo by Drew Ellis)
  • Lake Orion, Waterford Mott, Clarkston, Walled Lake Western and Hartland competed in the Division 1 cheer regional at Brighton High School on Saturday. Grandville took the title home while Lake Orion finished third. (MIPrepZone photo by Drew Ellis)
  • Lake Orion, Waterford Mott, Clarkston, Walled Lake Western and Hartland competed in the Division 1 cheer regional at Brighton High School on Saturday. Grandville took the title home while Lake Orion finished third. (MIPrepZone photo by Drew Ellis)
  • Lake Orion, Waterford Mott, Clarkston, Walled Lake Western and Hartland competed in the Division 1 cheer regional at Brighton High School on Saturday. Grandville took the title home while Lake Orion finished third. (MIPrepZone photo by Drew Ellis)
  • Lake Orion, Waterford Mott, Clarkston, Walled Lake Western and Hartland competed in the Division 1 cheer regional at Brighton High School on Saturday. Grandville took the title home while Lake Orion finished third. (MIPrepZone photo by Drew Ellis)
  • Lake Orion, Waterford Mott, Clarkston, Walled Lake Western and Hartland competed in the Division 1 cheer regional at Brighton High School on Saturday. Grandville took the title home while Lake Orion finished third. (MIPrepZone photo by Drew Ellis)
  • Lake Orion, Waterford Mott, Clarkston, Walled Lake Western and Hartland competed in the Division 1 cheer regional at Brighton High School on Saturday. Grandville took the title home while Lake Orion finished third. (MIPrepZone photo by Drew Ellis)
  • Lake Orion, Waterford Mott, Clarkston, Walled Lake Western and Hartland competed in the Division 1 cheer regional at Brighton High School on Saturday. Grandville took the title home while Lake Orion finished third. (MIPrepZone photo by Drew Ellis)
  • Lake Orion, Waterford Mott, Clarkston, Walled Lake Western and Hartland competed in the Division 1 cheer regional at Brighton High School on Saturday. Grandville took the title home while Lake Orion finished third. (MIPrepZone photo by Drew Ellis)
  • Lake Orion, Waterford Mott, Clarkston, Walled Lake Western and Hartland competed in the Division 1 cheer regional at Brighton High School on Saturday. Grandville took the title home while Lake Orion finished third. (MIPrepZone photo by Drew Ellis)
  • Lake Orion, Waterford Mott, Clarkston, Walled Lake Western and Hartland competed in the Division 1 cheer regional at Brighton High School on Saturday. Grandville took the title home while Lake Orion finished third. (MIPrepZone photo by Drew Ellis)
  • Lake Orion, Waterford Mott, Clarkston, Walled Lake Western and Hartland competed in the Division 1 cheer regional at Brighton High School on Saturday. Grandville took the title home while Lake Orion finished third. (MIPrepZone photo by Drew Ellis)
  • Lake Orion, Waterford Mott, Clarkston, Walled Lake Western and Hartland competed in the Division 1 cheer regional at Brighton High School on Saturday. Grandville took the title home while Lake Orion finished third. (MIPrepZone photo by Drew Ellis)
  • Lake Orion, Waterford Mott, Clarkston, Walled Lake Western and Hartland competed in the Division 1 cheer regional at Brighton High School on Saturday. Grandville took the title home while Lake Orion finished third. (MIPrepZone photo by Drew Ellis)
  • Lake Orion, Waterford Mott, Clarkston, Walled Lake Western and Hartland competed in the Division 1 cheer regional at Brighton High School on Saturday. Grandville took the title home while Lake Orion finished third. (MIPrepZone photo by Drew Ellis)
  • Lake Orion, Waterford Mott, Clarkston, Walled Lake Western and Hartland competed in the Division 1 cheer regional at Brighton High School on Saturday. Grandville took the title home while Lake Orion finished third. (MIPrepZone photo by Drew Ellis)
  • Lake Orion, Waterford Mott, Clarkston, Walled Lake Western and Hartland competed in the Division 1 cheer regional at Brighton High School on Saturday. Grandville took the title home while Lake Orion finished third. (MIPrepZone photo by Drew Ellis)
  • Lake Orion, Waterford Mott, Clarkston, Walled Lake Western and Hartland competed in the Division 1 cheer regional at Brighton High School on Saturday. Grandville took the title home while Lake Orion finished third. (MIPrepZone photo by Drew Ellis)
  • Lake Orion, Waterford Mott, Clarkston, Walled Lake Western and Hartland competed in the Division 1 cheer regional at Brighton High School on Saturday. Grandville took the title home while Lake Orion finished third. (MIPrepZone photo by Drew Ellis)
  • Lake Orion, Waterford Mott, Clarkston, Walled Lake Western and Hartland competed in the Division 1 cheer regional at Brighton High School on Saturday. Grandville took the title home while Lake Orion finished third. (MIPrepZone photo by Drew Ellis)
  • Lake Orion, Waterford Mott, Clarkston, Walled Lake Western and Hartland competed in the Division 1 cheer regional at Brighton High School on Saturday. Grandville took the title home while Lake Orion finished third. (MIPrepZone photo by Drew Ellis)
  • Lake Orion, Waterford Mott, Clarkston, Walled Lake Western and Hartland competed in the Division 1 cheer regional at Brighton High School on Saturday. Grandville took the title home while Lake Orion finished third. (MIPrepZone photo by Drew Ellis)
  • Lake Orion, Waterford Mott, Clarkston, Walled Lake Western and Hartland competed in the Division 1 cheer regional at Brighton High School on Saturday. Grandville took the title home while Lake Orion finished third. (MIPrepZone photo by Drew Ellis)
  • Lake Orion, Waterford Mott, Clarkston, Walled Lake Western and Hartland competed in the Division 1 cheer regional at Brighton High School on Saturday. Grandville took the title home while Lake Orion finished third. (MIPrepZone photo by Drew Ellis)
  • Lake Orion, Waterford Mott, Clarkston, Walled Lake Western and Hartland competed in the Division 1 cheer regional at Brighton High School on Saturday. Grandville took the title home while Lake Orion finished third. (MIPrepZone photo by Drew Ellis)
  • Lake Orion, Waterford Mott, Clarkston, Walled Lake Western and Hartland competed in the Division 1 cheer regional at Brighton High School on Saturday. Grandville took the title home while Lake Orion finished third. (MIPrepZone photo by Drew Ellis)
  • Lake Orion, Waterford Mott, Clarkston, Walled Lake Western and Hartland competed in the Division 1 cheer regional at Brighton High School on Saturday. Grandville took the title home while Lake Orion finished third. (MIPrepZone photo by Drew Ellis)
  • Lake Orion, Waterford Mott, Clarkston, Walled Lake Western and Hartland competed in the Division 1 cheer regional at Brighton High School on Saturday. Grandville took the title home while Lake Orion finished third. (MIPrepZone photo by Drew Ellis)
  • Lake Orion, Waterford Mott, Clarkston, Walled Lake Western and Hartland competed in the Division 1 cheer regional at Brighton High School on Saturday. Grandville took the title home while Lake Orion finished third. (MIPrepZone photo by Drew Ellis)
  • Lake Orion, Waterford Mott, Clarkston, Walled Lake Western and Hartland competed in the Division 1 cheer regional at Brighton High School on Saturday. Grandville took the title home while Lake Orion finished third. (MIPrepZone photo by Drew Ellis)
  • Lake Orion, Waterford Mott, Clarkston, Walled Lake Western and Hartland competed in the Division 1 cheer regional at Brighton High School on Saturday. Grandville took the title home while Lake Orion finished third. (MIPrepZone photo by Drew Ellis)
  • Lake Orion, Waterford Mott, Clarkston, Walled Lake Western and Hartland competed in the Division 1 cheer regional at Brighton High School on Saturday. Grandville took the title home while Lake Orion finished third. (MIPrepZone photo by Drew Ellis)
  • Lake Orion, Waterford Mott, Clarkston, Walled Lake Western and Hartland competed in the Division 1 cheer regional at Brighton High School on Saturday. Grandville took the title home while Lake Orion finished third. (MIPrepZone photo by Drew Ellis)
  • Lake Orion, Waterford Mott, Clarkston, Walled Lake Western and Hartland competed in the Division 1 cheer regional at Brighton High School on Saturday. Grandville took the title home while Lake Orion finished third. (MIPrepZone photo by Drew Ellis)
  • Lake Orion, Waterford Mott, Clarkston, Walled Lake Western and Hartland competed in the Division 1 cheer regional at Brighton High School on Saturday. Grandville took the title home while Lake Orion finished third. (MIPrepZone photo by Drew Ellis)
  • Lake Orion, Waterford Mott, Clarkston, Walled Lake Western and Hartland competed in the Division 1 cheer regional at Brighton High School on Saturday. Grandville took the title home while Lake Orion finished third. (MIPrepZone photo by Drew Ellis)
  • Lake Orion, Waterford Mott, Clarkston, Walled Lake Western and Hartland competed in the Division 1 cheer regional at Brighton High School on Saturday. Grandville took the title home while Lake Orion finished third. (MIPrepZone photo by Drew Ellis)
  • Lake Orion, Waterford Mott, Clarkston, Walled Lake Western and Hartland competed in the Division 1 cheer regional at Brighton High School on Saturday. Grandville took the title home while Lake Orion finished third. (MIPrepZone photo by Drew Ellis)
  • Lake Orion, Waterford Mott, Clarkston, Walled Lake Western and Hartland competed in the Division 1 cheer regional at Brighton High School on Saturday. Grandville took the title home while Lake Orion finished third. (MIPrepZone photo by Drew Ellis)
  • Lake Orion, Waterford Mott, Clarkston, Walled Lake Western and Hartland competed in the Division 1 cheer regional at Brighton High School on Saturday. Grandville took the title home while Lake Orion finished third. (MIPrepZone photo by Drew Ellis)
  • Lake Orion, Waterford Mott, Clarkston, Walled Lake Western and Hartland competed in the Division 1 cheer regional at Brighton High School on Saturday. Grandville took the title home while Lake Orion finished third. (MIPrepZone photo by Drew Ellis)
  • Lake Orion, Waterford Mott, Clarkston, Walled Lake Western and Hartland competed in the Division 1 cheer regional at Brighton High School on Saturday. Grandville took the title home while Lake Orion finished third. (MIPrepZone photo by Drew Ellis)
  • Lake Orion, Waterford Mott, Clarkston, Walled Lake Western and Hartland competed in the Division 1 cheer regional at Brighton High School on Saturday. Grandville took the title home while Lake Orion finished third. (MIPrepZone photo by Drew Ellis)
  • Lake Orion, Waterford Mott, Clarkston, Walled Lake Western and Hartland competed in the Division 1 cheer regional at Brighton High School on Saturday. Grandville took the title home while Lake Orion finished third. (MIPrepZone photo by Drew Ellis)
  • Lake Orion, Waterford Mott, Clarkston, Walled Lake Western and Hartland competed in the Division 1 cheer regional at Brighton High School on Saturday. Grandville took the title home while Lake Orion finished third. (MIPrepZone photo by Drew Ellis)
  • Lake Orion, Waterford Mott, Clarkston, Walled Lake Western and Hartland competed in the Division 1 cheer regional at Brighton High School on Saturday. Grandville took the title home while Lake Orion finished third. (MIPrepZone photo by Drew Ellis)
  • Lake Orion, Waterford Mott, Clarkston, Walled Lake Western and Hartland competed in the Division 1 cheer regional at Brighton High School on Saturday. Grandville took the title home while Lake Orion finished third. (MIPrepZone photo by Drew Ellis)
  • Lake Orion, Waterford Mott, Clarkston, Walled Lake Western and Hartland competed in the Division 1 cheer regional at Brighton High School on Saturday. Grandville took the title home while Lake Orion finished third. (MIPrepZone photo by Drew Ellis)
  • Lake Orion, Waterford Mott, Clarkston, Walled Lake Western and Hartland competed in the Division 1 cheer regional at Brighton High School on Saturday. Grandville took the title home while Lake Orion finished third. (MIPrepZone photo by Drew Ellis)
  • Lake Orion, Waterford Mott, Clarkston, Walled Lake Western and Hartland competed in the Division 1 cheer regional at Brighton High School on Saturday. Grandville took the title home while Lake Orion finished third. (MIPrepZone photo by Drew Ellis)
  • Lake Orion, Waterford Mott, Clarkston, Walled Lake Western and Hartland competed in the Division 1 cheer regional at Brighton High School on Saturday. Grandville took the title home while Lake Orion finished third. (MIPrepZone photo by Drew Ellis)
  • Lake Orion, Waterford Mott, Clarkston, Walled Lake Western and Hartland competed in the Division 1 cheer regional at Brighton High School on Saturday. Grandville took the title home while Lake Orion finished third. (MIPrepZone photo by Drew Ellis)
  • Lake Orion, Waterford Mott, Clarkston, Walled Lake Western and Hartland competed in the Division 1 cheer regional at Brighton High School on Saturday. Grandville took the title home while Lake Orion finished third. (MIPrepZone photo by Drew Ellis)
  • Lake Orion, Waterford Mott, Clarkston, Walled Lake Western and Hartland competed in the Division 1 cheer regional at Brighton High School on Saturday. Grandville took the title home while Lake Orion finished third. (MIPrepZone photo by Drew Ellis)
  • Lake Orion, Waterford Mott, Clarkston, Walled Lake Western and Hartland competed in the Division 1 cheer regional at Brighton High School on Saturday. Grandville took the title home while Lake Orion finished third. (MIPrepZone photo by Drew Ellis)
  • Lake Orion, Waterford Mott, Clarkston, Walled Lake Western and Hartland competed in the Division 1 cheer regional at Brighton High School on Saturday. Grandville took the title home while Lake Orion finished third. (MIPrepZone photo by Drew Ellis)
  • Lake Orion, Waterford Mott, Clarkston, Walled Lake Western and Hartland competed in the Division 1 cheer regional at Brighton High School on Saturday. Grandville took the title home while Lake Orion finished third. (MIPrepZone photo by Drew Ellis)
  • Lake Orion, Waterford Mott, Clarkston, Walled Lake Western and Hartland competed in the Division 1 cheer regional at Brighton High School on Saturday. Grandville took the title home while Lake Orion finished third. (MIPrepZone photo by Drew Ellis)
  • Lake Orion, Waterford Mott, Clarkston, Walled Lake Western and Hartland competed in the Division 1 cheer regional at Brighton High School on Saturday. Grandville took the title home while Lake Orion finished third. (MIPrepZone photo by Drew Ellis)
  • Lake Orion, Waterford Mott, Clarkston, Walled Lake Western and Hartland competed in the Division 1 cheer regional at Brighton High School on Saturday. Grandville took the title home while Lake Orion finished third. (MIPrepZone photo by Drew Ellis)
  • Lake Orion, Waterford Mott, Clarkston, Walled Lake Western and Hartland competed in the Division 1 cheer regional at Brighton High School on Saturday. Grandville took the title home while Lake Orion finished third. (MIPrepZone photo by Drew Ellis)
  • Lake Orion, Waterford Mott, Clarkston, Walled Lake Western and Hartland competed in the Division 1 cheer regional at Brighton High School on Saturday. Grandville took the title home while Lake Orion finished third. (MIPrepZone photo by Drew Ellis)
  • Lake Orion, Waterford Mott, Clarkston, Walled Lake Western and Hartland competed in the Division 1 cheer regional at Brighton High School on Saturday. Grandville took the title home while Lake Orion finished third. (MIPrepZone photo by Drew Ellis)
  • Lake Orion, Waterford Mott, Clarkston, Walled Lake Western and Hartland competed in the Division 1 cheer regional at Brighton High School on Saturday. Grandville took the title home while Lake Orion finished third. (MIPrepZone photo by Drew Ellis)
  • Lake Orion, Waterford Mott, Clarkston, Walled Lake Western and Hartland competed in the Division 1 cheer regional at Brighton High School on Saturday. Grandville took the title home while Lake Orion finished third. (MIPrepZone photo by Drew Ellis)
  • Lake Orion, Waterford Mott, Clarkston, Walled Lake Western and Hartland competed in the Division 1 cheer regional at Brighton High School on Saturday. Grandville took the title home while Lake Orion finished third. (MIPrepZone photo by Drew Ellis)
  • Lake Orion, Waterford Mott, Clarkston, Walled Lake Western and Hartland competed in the Division 1 cheer regional at Brighton High School on Saturday. Grandville took the title home while Lake Orion finished third. (MIPrepZone photo by Drew Ellis)
  • Lake Orion, Waterford Mott, Clarkston, Walled Lake Western and Hartland competed in the Division 1 cheer regional at Brighton High School on Saturday. Grandville took the title home while Lake Orion finished third. (MIPrepZone photo by Drew Ellis)
  • Lake Orion, Waterford Mott, Clarkston, Walled Lake Western and Hartland competed in the Division 1 cheer regional at Brighton High School on Saturday. Grandville took the title home while Lake Orion finished third. (MIPrepZone photo by Drew Ellis)
  • Lake Orion, Waterford Mott, Clarkston, Walled Lake Western and Hartland competed in the Division 1 cheer regional at Brighton High School on Saturday. Grandville took the title home while Lake Orion finished third. (MIPrepZone photo by Drew Ellis)
  • Lake Orion, Waterford Mott, Clarkston, Walled Lake Western and Hartland competed in the Division 1 cheer regional at Brighton High School on Saturday. Grandville took the title home while Lake Orion finished third. (MIPrepZone photo by Drew Ellis)
  • Lake Orion, Waterford Mott, Clarkston, Walled Lake Western and Hartland competed in the Division 1 cheer regional at Brighton High School on Saturday. Grandville took the title home while Lake Orion finished third. (MIPrepZone photo by Drew Ellis)
  • Lake Orion, Waterford Mott, Clarkston, Walled Lake Western and Hartland competed in the Division 1 cheer regional at Brighton High School on Saturday. Grandville took the title home while Lake Orion finished third. (MIPrepZone photo by Drew Ellis)
  • Lake Orion, Waterford Mott, Clarkston, Walled Lake Western and Hartland competed in the Division 1 cheer regional at Brighton High School on Saturday. Grandville took the title home while Lake Orion finished third. (MIPrepZone photo by Drew Ellis)
  • Lake Orion, Waterford Mott, Clarkston, Walled Lake Western and Hartland competed in the Division 1 cheer regional at Brighton High School on Saturday. Grandville took the title home while Lake Orion finished third. (MIPrepZone photo by Drew Ellis)
  • Lake Orion, Waterford Mott, Clarkston, Walled Lake Western and Hartland competed in the Division 1 cheer regional at Brighton High School on Saturday. Grandville took the title home while Lake Orion finished third. (MIPrepZone photo by Drew Ellis)
  • Lake Orion, Waterford Mott, Clarkston, Walled Lake Western and Hartland competed in the Division 1 cheer regional at Brighton High School on Saturday. Grandville took the title home while Lake Orion finished third. (MIPrepZone photo by Drew Ellis)
  • Lake Orion, Waterford Mott, Clarkston, Walled Lake Western and Hartland competed in the Division 1 cheer regional at Brighton High School on Saturday. Grandville took the title home while Lake Orion finished third. (MIPrepZone photo by Drew Ellis)
  • Lake Orion, Waterford Mott, Clarkston, Walled Lake Western and Hartland competed in the Division 1 cheer regional at Brighton High School on Saturday. Grandville took the title home while Lake Orion finished third. (MIPrepZone photo by Drew Ellis)
  • Lake Orion, Waterford Mott, Clarkston, Walled Lake Western and Hartland competed in the Division 1 cheer regional at Brighton High School on Saturday. Grandville took the title home while Lake Orion finished third. (MIPrepZone photo by Drew Ellis)
  • Lake Orion, Waterford Mott, Clarkston, Walled Lake Western and Hartland competed in the Division 1 cheer regional at Brighton High School on Saturday. Grandville took the title home while Lake Orion finished third. (MIPrepZone photo by Drew Ellis)
  • Lake Orion, Waterford Mott, Clarkston, Walled Lake Western and Hartland competed in the Division 1 cheer regional at Brighton High School on Saturday. Grandville took the title home while Lake Orion finished third. (MIPrepZone photo by Drew Ellis)
  • Lake Orion, Waterford Mott, Clarkston, Walled Lake Western and Hartland competed in the Division 1 cheer regional at Brighton High School on Saturday. Grandville took the title home while Lake Orion finished third. (MIPrepZone photo by Drew Ellis)
  • Lake Orion, Waterford Mott, Clarkston, Walled Lake Western and Hartland competed in the Division 1 cheer regional at Brighton High School on Saturday. Grandville took the title home while Lake Orion finished third. (MIPrepZone photo by Drew Ellis)
  • Lake Orion, Waterford Mott, Clarkston, Walled Lake Western and Hartland competed in the Division 1 cheer regional at Brighton High School on Saturday. Grandville took the title home while Lake Orion finished third. (MIPrepZone photo by Drew Ellis)
  • Lake Orion, Waterford Mott, Clarkston, Walled Lake Western and Hartland competed in the Division 1 cheer regional at Brighton High School on Saturday. Grandville took the title home while Lake Orion finished third. (MIPrepZone photo by Drew Ellis)
  • Lake Orion, Waterford Mott, Clarkston, Walled Lake Western and Hartland competed in the Division 1 cheer regional at Brighton High School on Saturday. Grandville took the title home while Lake Orion finished third. (MIPrepZone photo by Drew Ellis)
  • Lake Orion, Waterford Mott, Clarkston, Walled Lake Western and Hartland competed in the Division 1 cheer regional at Brighton High School on Saturday. Grandville took the title home while Lake Orion finished third. (MIPrepZone photo by Drew Ellis)
  • Lake Orion, Waterford Mott, Clarkston, Walled Lake Western and Hartland competed in the Division 1 cheer regional at Brighton High School on Saturday. Grandville took the title home while Lake Orion finished third. (MIPrepZone photo by Drew Ellis)
  • Lake Orion, Waterford Mott, Clarkston, Walled Lake Western and Hartland competed in the Division 1 cheer regional at Brighton High School on Saturday. Grandville took the title home while Lake Orion finished third. (MIPrepZone photo by Drew Ellis)
  • Lake Orion, Waterford Mott, Clarkston, Walled Lake Western and Hartland competed in the Division 1 cheer regional at Brighton High School on Saturday. Grandville took the title home while Lake Orion finished third. (MIPrepZone photo by Drew Ellis)
  • Lake Orion, Waterford Mott, Clarkston, Walled Lake Western and Hartland competed in the Division 1 cheer regional at Brighton High School on Saturday. Grandville took the title home while Lake Orion finished third. (MIPrepZone photo by Drew Ellis)
  • Lake Orion, Waterford Mott, Clarkston, Walled Lake Western and Hartland competed in the Division 1 cheer regional at Brighton High School on Saturday. Grandville took the title home while Lake Orion finished third. (MIPrepZone photo by Drew Ellis)
  • Lake Orion, Waterford Mott, Clarkston, Walled Lake Western and Hartland competed in the Division 1 cheer regional at Brighton High School on Saturday. Grandville took the title home while Lake Orion finished third. (MIPrepZone photo by Drew Ellis)
  • Lake Orion, Waterford Mott, Clarkston, Walled Lake Western and Hartland competed in the Division 1 cheer regional at Brighton High School on Saturday. Grandville took the title home while Lake Orion finished third. (MIPrepZone photo by Drew Ellis)
  • Lake Orion, Waterford Mott, Clarkston, Walled Lake Western and Hartland competed in the Division 1 cheer regional at Brighton High School on Saturday. Grandville took the title home while Lake Orion finished third. (MIPrepZone photo by Drew Ellis)
  • Lake Orion, Waterford Mott, Clarkston, Walled Lake Western and Hartland competed in the Division 1 cheer regional at Brighton High School on Saturday. Grandville took the title home while Lake Orion finished third. (MIPrepZone photo by Drew Ellis)
  • Lake Orion, Waterford Mott, Clarkston, Walled Lake Western and Hartland competed in the Division 1 cheer regional at Brighton High School on Saturday. Grandville took the title home while Lake Orion finished third. (MIPrepZone photo by Drew Ellis)
  • Lake Orion, Waterford Mott, Clarkston, Walled Lake Western and Hartland competed in the Division 1 cheer regional at Brighton High School on Saturday. Grandville took the title home while Lake Orion finished third. (MIPrepZone photo by Drew Ellis)
  • Lake Orion, Waterford Mott, Clarkston, Walled Lake Western and Hartland competed in the Division 1 cheer regional at Brighton High School on Saturday. Grandville took the title home while Lake Orion finished third. (MIPrepZone photo by Drew Ellis)
  • Lake Orion, Waterford Mott, Clarkston, Walled Lake Western and Hartland competed in the Division 1 cheer regional at Brighton High School on Saturday. Grandville took the title home while Lake Orion finished third. (MIPrepZone photo by Drew Ellis)
  • Lake Orion, Waterford Mott, Clarkston, Walled Lake Western and Hartland competed in the Division 1 cheer regional at Brighton High School on Saturday. Grandville took the title home while Lake Orion finished third. (MIPrepZone photo by Drew Ellis)
  • Lake Orion, Waterford Mott, Clarkston, Walled Lake Western and Hartland competed in the Division 1 cheer regional at Brighton High School on Saturday. Grandville took the title home while Lake Orion finished third. (MIPrepZone photo by Drew Ellis)
  • Lake Orion, Waterford Mott, Clarkston, Walled Lake Western and Hartland competed in the Division 1 cheer regional at Brighton High School on Saturday. Grandville took the title home while Lake Orion finished third. (MIPrepZone photo by Drew Ellis)
  • Lake Orion, Waterford Mott, Clarkston, Walled Lake Western and Hartland competed in the Division 1 cheer regional at Brighton High School on Saturday. Grandville took the title home while Lake Orion finished third. (MIPrepZone photo by Drew Ellis)
  • Lake Orion, Waterford Mott, Clarkston, Walled Lake Western and Hartland competed in the Division 1 cheer regional at Brighton High School on Saturday. Grandville took the title home while Lake Orion finished third. (MIPrepZone photo by Drew Ellis)
  • Lake Orion, Waterford Mott, Clarkston, Walled Lake Western and Hartland competed in the Division 1 cheer regional at Brighton High School on Saturday. Grandville took the title home while Lake Orion finished third. (MIPrepZone photo by Drew Ellis)
  • Lake Orion, Waterford Mott, Clarkston, Walled Lake Western and Hartland competed in the Division 1 cheer regional at Brighton High School on Saturday. Grandville took the title home while Lake Orion finished third. (MIPrepZone photo by Drew Ellis)
  • Lake Orion, Waterford Mott, Clarkston, Walled Lake Western and Hartland competed in the Division 1 cheer regional at Brighton High School on Saturday. Grandville took the title home while Lake Orion finished third. (MIPrepZone photo by Drew Ellis)
  • Lake Orion, Waterford Mott, Clarkston, Walled Lake Western and Hartland competed in the Division 1 cheer regional at Brighton High School on Saturday. Grandville took the title home while Lake Orion finished third. (MIPrepZone photo by Drew Ellis)
  • Lake Orion, Waterford Mott, Clarkston, Walled Lake Western and Hartland competed in the Division 1 cheer regional at Brighton High School on Saturday. Grandville took the title home while Lake Orion finished third. (MIPrepZone photo by Drew Ellis)
  • Lake Orion, Waterford Mott, Clarkston, Walled Lake Western and Hartland competed in the Division 1 cheer regional at Brighton High School on Saturday. Grandville took the title home while Lake Orion finished third. (MIPrepZone photo by Drew Ellis)
  • Lake Orion, Waterford Mott, Clarkston, Walled Lake Western and Hartland competed in the Division 1 cheer regional at Brighton High School on Saturday. Grandville took the title home while Lake Orion finished third. (MIPrepZone photo by Drew Ellis)
  • Lake Orion, Waterford Mott, Clarkston, Walled Lake Western and Hartland competed in the Division 1 cheer regional at Brighton High School on Saturday. Grandville took the title home while Lake Orion finished third. (MIPrepZone photo by Drew Ellis)
  • Lake Orion, Waterford Mott, Clarkston, Walled Lake Western and Hartland competed in the Division 1 cheer regional at Brighton High School on Saturday. Grandville took the title home while Lake Orion finished third. (MIPrepZone photo by Drew Ellis)
  • Lake Orion, Waterford Mott, Clarkston, Walled Lake Western and Hartland competed in the Division 1 cheer regional at Brighton High School on Saturday. Grandville took the title home while Lake Orion finished third. (MIPrepZone photo by Drew Ellis)
  • Lake Orion, Waterford Mott, Clarkston, Walled Lake Western and Hartland competed in the Division 1 cheer regional at Brighton High School on Saturday. Grandville took the title home while Lake Orion finished third. (MIPrepZone photo by Drew Ellis)
  • Lake Orion, Waterford Mott, Clarkston, Walled Lake Western and Hartland competed in the Division 1 cheer regional at Brighton High School on Saturday. Grandville took the title home while Lake Orion finished third. (MIPrepZone photo by Drew Ellis)
  • Lake Orion, Waterford Mott, Clarkston, Walled Lake Western and Hartland competed in the Division 1 cheer regional at Brighton High School on Saturday. Grandville took the title home while Lake Orion finished third. (MIPrepZone photo by Drew Ellis)
  • Lake Orion, Waterford Mott, Clarkston, Walled Lake Western and Hartland competed in the Division 1 cheer regional at Brighton High School on Saturday. Grandville took the title home while Lake Orion finished third. (MIPrepZone photo by Drew Ellis)
  • Lake Orion, Waterford Mott, Clarkston, Walled Lake Western and Hartland competed in the Division 1 cheer regional at Brighton High School on Saturday. Grandville took the title home while Lake Orion finished third. (MIPrepZone photo by Drew Ellis)
  • Lake Orion, Waterford Mott, Clarkston, Walled Lake Western and Hartland competed in the Division 1 cheer regional at Brighton High School on Saturday. Grandville took the title home while Lake Orion finished third. (MIPrepZone photo by Drew Ellis)
  • Lake Orion, Waterford Mott, Clarkston, Walled Lake Western and Hartland competed in the Division 1 cheer regional at Brighton High School on Saturday. Grandville took the title home while Lake Orion finished third. (MIPrepZone photo by Drew Ellis)
  • Lake Orion, Waterford Mott, Clarkston, Walled Lake Western and Hartland competed in the Division 1 cheer regional at Brighton High School on Saturday. Grandville took the title home while Lake Orion finished third. (MIPrepZone photo by Drew Ellis)
  • Lake Orion, Waterford Mott, Clarkston, Walled Lake Western and Hartland competed in the Division 1 cheer regional at Brighton High School on Saturday. Grandville took the title home while Lake Orion finished third. (MIPrepZone photo by Drew Ellis)
  • Lake Orion, Waterford Mott, Clarkston, Walled Lake Western and Hartland competed in the Division 1 cheer regional at Brighton High School on Saturday. Grandville took the title home while Lake Orion finished third. (MIPrepZone photo by Drew Ellis)
  • Lake Orion, Waterford Mott, Clarkston, Walled Lake Western and Hartland competed in the Division 1 cheer regional at Brighton High School on Saturday. Grandville took the title home while Lake Orion finished third. (MIPrepZone photo by Drew Ellis)
  • Lake Orion, Waterford Mott, Clarkston, Walled Lake Western and Hartland competed in the Division 1 cheer regional at Brighton High School on Saturday. Grandville took the title home while Lake Orion finished third. (MIPrepZone photo by Drew Ellis)
  • Lake Orion, Waterford Mott, Clarkston, Walled Lake Western and Hartland competed in the Division 1 cheer regional at Brighton High School on Saturday. Grandville took the title home while Lake Orion finished third. (MIPrepZone photo by Drew Ellis)
  • Lake Orion, Waterford Mott, Clarkston, Walled Lake Western and Hartland competed in the Division 1 cheer regional at Brighton High School on Saturday. Grandville took the title home while Lake Orion finished third. (MIPrepZone photo by Drew Ellis)
  • Lake Orion, Waterford Mott, Clarkston, Walled Lake Western and Hartland competed in the Division 1 cheer regional at Brighton High School on Saturday. Grandville took the title home while Lake Orion finished third. (MIPrepZone photo by Drew Ellis)
  • Lake Orion, Waterford Mott, Clarkston, Walled Lake Western and Hartland competed in the Division 1 cheer regional at Brighton High School on Saturday. Grandville took the title home while Lake Orion finished third. (MIPrepZone photo by Drew Ellis)
  • Lake Orion, Waterford Mott, Clarkston, Walled Lake Western and Hartland competed in the Division 1 cheer regional at Brighton High School on Saturday. Grandville took the title home while Lake Orion finished third. (MIPrepZone photo by Drew Ellis)

BRIGHTON – Survive and advance.

That is the motto of March in the sports world but it also applied to Saturday’s competitive cheer regionals.

Twelve teams contended for four spots in next weekend’s Division 1 finals at Brighton High School, and while defending state champs Grandville took the regional crown, Lake Orion earned itself a spot in the finals by placing third.

“The amount of talent that is in Division 1 is incredible,” Lake Orion coach Nicole Hills said. “There are a lot of teams that are on the rise and making it very tough to reach the state finals. I think our team was prepared for a very competitive meet and that is what we got. We are thrilled to be part of the final eight and excited to compete for a state championship.”

The Dragons finished with a 778.22 total while Grandville was in first with 782.84 and East Kentwood was second with 779.98. The final qualifying team was Hudsonville, which scored 777.52.

Waterford Mott came up just shy of a spot in the finals, finishing sixth with a total of 771.08, but that was a big improvement from last year when it finished 12th in the regional with 714.08.

“I am so proud of my team. We fight until the end,” Mott coach Candace Williams said. “The teams that are moving on deserve it and I wish them the best of the luck. We were hoping to be one of those teams but we didn’t quite make it, but our girls gave there all and I am very proud of what they accomplished. They really went so far past what I expected this season.”

Clarkston placed ninth on the day with 747.46 while Hartland took 10th with 745.80 and Walled Lake Western was 11th with 744.46.

The Dragons now turn their attention to the D1 finals on Friday from Grand Rapids. Lake Orion is seeking its first state championship in competitive cheer.

“The focus is just on putting out the three best cheers. You really have to go for perfect because the competition is so fierce,” Hills said. “Execution has to be at top form. We have a week to prepare and try and chase perfection.”

Lake Orion finished fourth in last year’s finals, but brings a younger team to Grand Rapids in 2016.

“We are a very young team with four freshmen and a large group of sophomores,” Hills said. “We only have four seniors on this team, so this is the first trip to the state finals for a lot of the team. I know they will be excited to compete on that stage and they will bring their best.”

The Division 1 finals begin at 6 p.m. on Friday from the DeltaPlex in Grand Rapids.

Last Updated: 2/27/2016 6:49:27 PM EST


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