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Dance: North Eugene earns top score at Thurston

North Eugene posts an 83.00 to take Grand Champion honors; Westview scores 84.23 to prevail at Tigard

February 20, 2020 by Danielle Schneider, OSAAtoday

On Saturday, dance teams marked the halfway point of the traditional season with competitions at Thurston and Tigard.

Thurston competition

Performing its piece, “Envy,” North Eugene finished first out of five teams in the 5A division. North Eugene earned a score of 83.00, which was also the highest score of the competition. West Albany (79.53) finished second, followed by Lebanon (79.03), Thurston (71.13), and Willamette (69.57).

In the 4A-1A division, Marshfield, competing for the second week in a row, earned first place with a score of 82.00. Sweet Home finished second (68.63).

West Salem was the only team to compete in the 6A division. The Divine Titan Dancers earned a 66.20 for their performance.

Tigard competition

Nine teams competed in the 6A division, making it one of the largest divisions to date. Westview topped the division with a score of 84.23, with Tualatin close behind at 83.20. Gresham earned third place for its performance of “Wicked” (81.40) followed closely by Lakeridge (80.60). Lincoln was fifth (78.50) with its performance of “Stand By Me.” Rounding out the division were Sherwood (76.63), Mountainside (75.07), Centennial (68.63), and Century (60.40).

Crook County took first place in the 5A division with its performance of “She Used to be Mine” (80.70). Scappoose was second (78.47), followed by Wilsonville (75.57), and La Salle Prep (63.47).

In the Show division, Putnam, competing for the second week in a row, earned first place with a score of 77.47. Parkrose’s performance of “Maybe? We’ll. See.” finished second (74.83).

In the 4A-1A division, Astoria (79.20) topped Banks' performance of the “The Monarch” (63.57).

This week

Teams in the 4-1A, 5A, 6A, and Show divisions will compete on Saturday at Parkrose and Sherwood.

North Eugene earned Grand Champion honors and first place in the 5A division at the Thurston competition.

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