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The New Lenox Elite seventh-grade cheerleading team celebrates with its IRCA state championship trophy. Photo submitted
Steve Millar, Sports Editor
4:00 am CST January 23, 2020

The New Lenox Elite cheerleading team capped its first season as a new program in memorable fashion, as all seven Elite teams qualified for the Illinois Recreational Cheerleading Association state finals and the seventh-grade team won the state championship last month.

“It was probably one of the best things a coach could experience,” seventh-grade coach Jenny Cryer said. “It was very exciting.”