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Paynesville Press - February 2, 2005

Bullettes to host conference danceline meet

By Michael Jacobson

The Paynesville Bullettes - the varsity danceline at PAHS - took third place, receiving a trophy at a competition at the College of St. Benedict's on Saturday.

Five teams competed in Class A high kick category with Pelican Rapids taking first and Minneota taking second.

danceline The Bullettes were pleased with their routine changes that brought their scoring high enough to place third and bring home a trophy, according to coaches Jeanne Virant and Barb Werlinger.

Members of the Bullettes pose at the end of their halftime routine last week. They finished third on Saturday at St. Ben's and will host the conference meet on Thursday night at PAHS. Pictured, clockwise from lower left, are junior Megan Reeck, junior Amanda Skalicky, senior Val Callenius, senior Michelle Magedanz, junior Maggie Frieler, ninth grader Ashley Ogdahl, sophomore Tawny Bengtson, and sophomore Kayla Rohe.

Other classes at the St. Ben's competition were Class AA high kick and Class AA and Class A jazz funk for high school teams and competition for 12 college teams.

Danceline team members this year are sophomore Tawny Bengtson, junior Katie Bertram, senior captain Val Callenius, ninth grader Bre Engler, junior Maggie Frieler, junior Kelly Herzberg, senior captain Katie Holtzclaw, sophomore Amanda Lieser, senior Michelle Magedanz, ninth grader Ashley Ogdahl, junior Megan Reeck, sophomore Kayla Rohe, junior Amanda Skalicky, and junior Kacie Wander.

This week, the Bullettes will host the West Central Conference meet at PAHS on Thursday, Feb. 3, starting at 7 p.m. This competition was originally scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 22, at Montevideo but was postponed due to the snowy weather.

Seven teams are scheduled to give their high kick routines at the competition: Albany, Lac Qui Parle Valley, Melrose, Montevideo, New London-Spicer, Paynesville, and St. Cloud Cathedral. Admission is $5 for adults and $3 for students.

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