Lake Liners advance to state for the second year in a row


Seniors and coaches receiving their Section’s plaque. Photo by Katie Harff.

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Senior Kailey McCollough during the Lake Liners varsity kick dance. Photo by Katie Harff.

Living in a city with two high schools isn’t much of an inconvenience, until it is dance sections and it seems as though the announcer takes an extra long pause between the words “Lakeville” and “North” when announcing who will be advancing to state.

Not only did the Lake Liners place in the top three in both their kick and jazz dance Saturday night, but they pulled it off for the second year in a row.

The Lake Liners competed at Bloomington Kennedy High School and successfully got two tickets to state by placing 2nd in kick and 3rd in jazz.

“The hardest part is over,” Captain Abbie Zell said.

The actual performances the team gave were something they could prepare for, but awaiting the unknown the results isn’t easy.

“The hardest part is the actual award ceremony,” Coach Monica Fredrickson said, “We can control what they do on the floor but after that there’s nothing you can do.”

Captain Abbie Zell agrees with her coach and knows the rest of her teammates become anxious as well.

“We always tell everyone to breath it all in and then let it all out,” Zell said.

Senior Captain Beth Bowerman holding the final pose of the Lake Liner’s varsity jazz dance. Photo by Katie Harff.

Since the hard part of qualifying for state is over, the Lake Liners are celebrating.

“We couldn’t be more proud as a coaching staff,” Coach Mickey Jones said.

The Lake Liners will perform their Jazz dance on Friday and their Kick dance on Saturday at the Target center.

“Words can’t describe how we feel right now,” Zell said.

Lake Liner fans cheering on the team. Photo by Katie Harff.