EVART — Evart’s competitive cheer squad took first among five teams Saturday at the Marion Invitational.

“We were in second place going into the third round,” said Evart coach Marty Pattee. “They executed round 3 beautifully. We came up with the win.”

She added that it was her team’s best performance so far of the season.

Evart has a home meet on Wednesday featuring four varsity, one JV and three middle school teams.

Action begins at 5 p.m. Reed City and Pine River will also be at the meet. There will be four varsity, one junior varsity and three middle school teams competing.

The goal, Pattee said, will be to “hopefully have a good performance like we had this past weekend.”

REED CITY

Reed City competed at Tri County on Saturday with the middle school team placing third out of four teams and the varsity taking fourth place out of five. Amanda Powers is the coach for both teams.

“The varsity did a great job,” Powers said. “We had a couple of injuries. They came together as a team. They only had a couple of days to put it together. They had great chemistry.”

Powers said the varsity team’s best performance came in Round 3. The third round focuses on stunts and mounts.

Reed City is at Evart Wednesday and at Chippewa Hills Saturday.

PINE RIVER

The Bucks were third on Saturday at the Marion Invitational among three teams.

“It ended up being a conference meet for us,” Pine River coach Tiffany Lindquist said. “The girls actually performed the best they have. It was rough, We lost a girl Friday and had to change everything for Saturday. They had their best score so far this season.”

Pine River competes at Evart on Wednesday and is at Harrison on Saturday.