South finishes tops among county squads
Led by this year's Outstanding Putnam County Senior Cheerleader Shelby Johnston, the South Putnam cheerleading squad took first among county schools in Thursday night's Putnam County Cheerleading Contest at the outdoor arena at the fairgrounds.
The Eagles were third in the overall competition, behind the champion Tri-West Bruins and the runner-up Mooresville Pioneers.
All four host schools from Putnam County performed in the varsity division with Cloverdale, Greencastle and North Putnam all competing as well. The Tiger Cubs actually took home the Spirit Award at night's end.
Non-Putnam County schools also competing in the varsity were Danville, Cascade, Riverton Parke and Southmont.
Having five counties represented in the contest set a record for the Putnam County event.
In the freshman division, only Greencastle and South Putnam competed, with GHS winning the title.
In the junior varsity division, Avon was the lone competitor and took the trophy.