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Cheer championship results
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The Newton County Recreation Commission held its annual cheerleading competition Saturday at Alcovy High School. Four division champions were crowned. The Bulldogs took the Training League title, edging out a spirited effort from the Tide while the Seminoles captured the Division 1 championship in the second event of the day. In Division 2 it was the group representing the LSU Tigers that took home the first-place trophy, staving off a fierce challenge from the Gators. In the final meet of the day, the Gators set the tone with a stirring performance to open the Division 3 competition and looked like they would take home the hardware. But the Canes finished the day with the best performance in the division to capture the first-place honors.

The News will publish more pictures from the competition in Wednesday's edition in the sports section. The pictures will also be available to view online Tuesday at You can view photos by clicking on the photos tab at the top of the home page.

Check out a full selection of photos from the event here.