ABERDEEN —The Huron dance team finished fourth during the Aberdeen Central Spirit Invitational, which was the season-opening event for the Tigers on Saturday.
Sioux Falls Washington used a score of 269.17 to emerge as the champions in the dance competition. Harrisburg was second at 242.50, while Sioux Falls Roosevelt was third at 231.33. Huron recorded an average score of 227.67 to claim the fourth spot, while Sioux Falls Lincoln was fifth at 215.50.
The Tigers had their strongest showing with their hip hop routing, finishing second with a score of 261.5 and no deductions. Sioux Falls Washington had the top score of 274.5.
Washington also had top scores of 250 and 283 in the jazz and pom categories, respectively.
The Huron dance team was fourth in the jazz with a 213, which put them behind Harrisburg at 247.5 and Sioux Falls Lincoln at 225.
The Tigers had a 208.5 to finish fifth in pom. Harrisburg was second at 238.5, followed by Sioux Falls Roosevelt at 231 and Aberdeen Central at 214.5.
Watertown was the lone team with a kick routine and posted a score of 218.
In the cheer competition, Huron finished with a score of 182.5 and was one of just two teams with no deductions. The other was Redfield-Doland, who was 10th at 142.
Sioux Falls Roosevelt won the cheer competition with a score of 251, while Sioux Falls Washington was second at 212. Rounding out the top five were Aberdeen Central at 201, Brookings at 195.5 and Harrisburg, which also had 195.5.
The Huron cheer and dance teams return to action Tuesday at the Watertown Invitational, which is scheduled to begin at 5 p.m.
PHOTOS BY JOHN DAVIS/ABERDEEN AMERICAN NEWS
Members of the Huron hip/hop dance team perform Saturday at the Aberdeen Central Spirit Invitational in the Golden Eagles Arena.
Next, members of the Huron jazz dance team perform Saturday at the Aberdeen Central Spirit Invitational in the Golden Eagles Arena.
And next, members of the Huron cheer team perform Saturday at the Aberdeen Central Spirit Invitational in the Golden Eagles Arena.