Petersburg High School’s cheer squad is getting ready for the state championship competition next week in Anchorage after taking first place at the regional tournament at Mt. Edgecumbe High School in Sitka last week.It’s the second year in a row for a regional title but the team’s first trip to state competition in eight years.
There are 13 girls and three boys on the squad this year, including six seniors, Kirk Evens, Molly Parks, Cina Martinez, Kiana Simbahon and Carolina Micluf. Joe Viechnicki spoke with coach Ronnie Maldonado about the squad and the regional competition.

The cheer squad competes in Anchorage Wednesday, March 23