By Randi Pierce
The Pagosa Springs High School Pirate cheer squad headed to the World Arena in Colorado Springs Dec. 9-11 for the state spirit championships.
The Pirates placed seventh in the preliminary round for 2A/3A Co-Ed Cheer, scoring 56.35 points with zero deductions.
Three teams advanced to the finals for the event, with neighboring Bayfield finishing second.
Attempts to reach the coach for comment were unsuccessful.