Good cheer: Stagg and Sandburg headed to State

Members of Sandburg and Stagg's competitive cheerleading teams both have something big to cheer about after the two District 230 schools qualified for the Illinois High School Association state meet starting Friday in Bloomington.

Sandburg, the defending large-school state champion, is seeking its fourth state title after winning the Riverside-Brookfield Sectional Saturday with a 94.67 scored.

Stagg latched onto the final qualifying spot, finishing fifth with an 87.07, narrowly beating out another District 230 school, Andrew, which finished with an 86.80. It's the first time since 2007 the Chargers made it to the state tournament. "We finished fifth but it felt like we won first," Stagg coach Bridget Guzior said.