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Highlanders News · Competitive Cheer Finishes as State Runner-up

Excerpts from MHSAA
By Dean Holzwarth
Special for Second Half

Rochester Adams’ runner-up finish was its first in more than two decades. The Highlanders placed second to Rochester in Class A in 1996.

“It feels like first; it really does,” Adams coach Brooke Miller said. “They’ve worked so hard for this, and they’ve definitely fought for everything they’ve done today.”

The Highlanders, who finished fifth last season in their first trip to the Finals in 20 years, had 10 seniors leading the way.

“They really wanted it, and they did everything they could possibly do to get it,” Miller said. “We had nothing to lose tonight, and we wanted to go out there and have fun and let these 10 seniors have the best day yet.”

Sterling Heights Stevenson was the State Champion (793.22), while two-time reigning champion Rochester took third (789.70), with Grand Blanc and Stoney Creek rounding out the top five.