By Victoria Dahlin—
The North Branch dance kick team took ninth and the jazz team placed 13th out of 15 teams last Saturday in the Mounds View Invitational. The junior varsity team finished 12 out of 13 teams.
“This was a pretty close competition in terms of where teams scored because so many teams were on a similar competitive level,” said Coach Marie Ray. “Our placements were not as high as we hoped, but all of our teams danced very well. Our scores were very close to the teams that were three to four places in front of us. We hope to be able to pull in front of a few more of the teams in our section when we next compete at the section tournament.”
The North Branch Vikettes will perform at halftime of the Vikings girls basketball game on Monday, Feb. 6, before competing in the Section 2AA Championships at Chisago Lakes Area High School in Lindstrom beginning at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 11. The jazz team is scheduled to compete at about 11:20 a.m., while the kick team is scheduled to compete at approximately 1:30 p.m.