Westview keeps win streak alive

Cliff Pfenning

Westview keeps win streak alive

February 13, 2023

The state of cheerleading never seemed better in Oregon than Saturday at Oregon City High School.

Sparked by a new division, nearly 30 more school participated in the annual OSAA/U.S. Bank state championships, with winners being named in eight divisions.

The big names in the state performed as they have in the past as all the winners from the five divisions last year repeated as champion. But, the creation of a Game Day Division, in which teams are not required to perform as many stunts as the traditional divisions, brought the total number of competitive teams to an all-time record 85.

The addition of a new division ramped up participation, but also more schools returned to competition being another year farther away from the Covid-19 outbreak.

In addition to two Game Day divisions, the Class 6A Division split into Large and  Small performance groups, something it has done in the past.

While all five winners from last year won again, two schools won for the first time: Scio in the Game Day 4A/3A/2A/1A Division. Central tied Thurston for first in the 6A/5A Division, marking the first time it had won a title.

McMinnville moved up from third and won in the Coed Traditional Division, taking advantage of Westview’s move from having won the two most recent state competitions.

Rainier’s win was the narrowest of margins on the day - 0.20 points over Santiam Christian.



Rainier 93.90, Santiam Christian 93.70, Yamhill-Carlton 83.10, South Umpqua 82.40, Delphian 80.50, Central Linn 79.90, Siuslaw 59.90.


Gladstone 102.40, Sweet Home 92.30, The Dalles 92.10, Newport 89.80, North Bend 82.00, Junction City 77.30, Philomath 74.20, Cottage Grove 69.70, Pendleton 67.60, Molalla 65.40, St. Helens 65.00, Cascade 53.00.


Lebanon 101.60, Ridgeview 95.60, South Albany 94.60, Caldera 88.30, West Albany 84.40, Crescent Valley 81.50, Hood River Valley 80.40, Springfield 74.00, Corvallis 71.10, Churchill 70.90, Putnam 63.00, Dallas 62.00, Parkrose 40.00.


Westview 107.20, West Linn 100.30, Aloha 100.10, Sunset 84.40, Glencoe 81.10, Southridge 65.80.


Newberg 108.50, Lakeridge 98.80, Sherwood 98.60, David Douglas 98.50, Lake Oswego 94.30, Mountainside 90.10, South Medford 87.40, Nelson 86.50, Roseburg 84.30, Forest Grove 81.20, North Medford 79.70, Barlow 77.90, Liberty 74.10, North Salem 72.60, Ida B. Wells 67.90, Clackamas 67.30, South Salem 56.60.


McMinnville 106.20, Tualatin 104.10, Redmond 90.30, Oregon City 85.80, Crater 84.60, Beaverton 79.10, Summit 69.20, Centennial 67.80, North Eugene 64.00, Crook County 58.30, Sheridan 40.90.



Scio 111.00, Westside Christian 105.50, Creswell 102.50, Douglas 97.50, Estacada 88.50, North Marion 88.00


(tie) Central 124.50, Thurston 124.50; (tie) Grants Pass 105.50, Gresham 105.50; West Salem 104.00, Sprague 100.50, Central Catholic 97.00, Tigard 97.00, Canby 96.00, Mountain View 93.00, Woodburn 87.00, Sheldon 81.50, Willamette 80.50.

February 2, 2023
Cliff Pfenning

Cliff is a lifelong resident of Oregon and has four decades of experience as a writer, photographer, videographer, broadcaster and now producer. He's a grad of Benson and the University of Oregon, and publishes Oregonsports.com as well as OSPN, which is scheduled for delivery as a streaming App in May.