Three area high schools will be represented at the Illinois State Association's competitive cheerleading state finals competition in Bloomington this weekend.
Cary-Grove's Varsity Cheerleading team, which placed first at sectionals on Jan. 26, and Crystal Lake Central's Varsity squad, which took third at sectionals, will both compete in the prelimary round scheduled today, Friday, Feb. 1, at the U.S. Cellular Coliseum in Bloomington.
Crystal Lake Central's cheerleaders will perform at 6:05 p.m., and Cary-Grove is scheduled to take the floor at 7:55 p.m., according to the IHSA website.
Huntley High School, which finished fourth at sectionals, also is sending its varsity team to the state competition. That team is scheduled to perform at 5:25 p.m.
All three squads will compete in the "large" team division. The top scoring teams will advance to the state finals on Saturday.
Go Tigers! Go Trojans!