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High School Dance: LQPV-DB Shadows make it a three-peat sweep

LQPV/D-B takes high kick Saturday after winning jazz Friday for the third straight season at state

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The Lac qui Parle Valley/Dawson-Boyd Shadows dance team poses after winning the state Class a high kick championship Saturday in Edina. Photo courtesy of the LQPV/D-B Facebook page
Photo courtesy of the LQPV/D-B Facebook page

EDINA — The Lac qui Parle Valley/Dawson Boyd dance team completed its state championship sweep for the third year in a row.

The Shadows won the state Class A high kick championship Saturday at Edina High School after capturing the state jazz title on Friday.

It’s the third straight year that LQPV/D-B has completed the feat.

“With a very humble heart, we are so proud to be three-time double state champions,” head coach Lisa Johnson said in a statement on Facebook. “There are no words to describe this ride that these amazing young ladies have taken us on.”

LQPV/D-B had three rank points, meaning the three judges whose scoring was used had the Shadows as the top team.

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Yellow Medicine East took second with six rank points, meaning all three judges had the Silhouettes ranked second. YME also took second in Class A jazz on Friday.

Minnewaska took ninth with 29 points and Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City was 12th with 34 points.

LQPV’s state title Saturday was the 19th in dance by a West Central Tribune area team since 1992.

State High Kick

Class A

Team scoring

(1) Lac qui Parle Valley/Dawson-Boyd 3 … (2) Yellow Medicine East 6 … (3) Bagley 11 … (4) Cannon Falls 12 … (5) Holy Family Catholic 14 … (6) Lake City 16 … (7) Zumbrota-Mazeppa 21 … (8) Aitkin 28 … (9) Minnewaska 29 (tiebreaker) … (10) Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton 29 (tiebreaker) … (11) St. Charles 32 … (12) Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City 34.

Class AA

Team scoring

(1) Sartell 3 … (2) Austin 8 … (3) Faribault 10 … (4) Mound-Westonka 13.5 … (5) Benilde-St. Margaret’s 14 … (6) St. Cloud Cathedral 16.5 … (7) Orono 20 … (8) Simley of Inver Grove Heights 24 … (9) Belle Plaine 28 … (10) Zimmerman 31 (tiebreaker) … (11) St. Francis 31.

Class AAA

Team scoring

(1) Eastview of Apple Valley 3 … (2) Wayzata 7 … (3) Brainerd 9.5 … (4) Chaska 10 … (5) Lakeville North 15.5 … (6) Eden Prairie 19 … (7) Anoka 23.5 … (8) Lakeville South 26 … (9) Spring Lake Park 27.5 … (10) Mounds View 31 … (11) Centennial 32 … (12) Sauk Rapids 34.
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