The Faribault Emeralds Dance Team captured the High Kick Section 1 Class 2A title and placed second in Jazz competition Saturday to qualify for the State Tournament for the 30th consecutive year.  The Section Tournament was held in Winona.

The Emeralds have won 11 state titles.  Ten High Kick, one Jazz according to a listing of title holders on the MSHSL website.  Faribault is making their 30th consecutive trip to state.

The top three teams at sections qualify for the MSHSL State Tournament which will not be held at Target Center where it has been for many years.

Friday, March 12, 2021 Jazz competition in the three classes will be at Edina High School.  Saturday, March 13, 2021 High Kick will take place.  More information is available via the State Tournament link above.

The results from Saturday in High Kick. Section 1AA:

  1. Faribault
  2. Austin
  3. Simley

13 teams competed.The Jazz results. Section 1AA:

  1. Simley
  2. Faribault
  3. Cretin Derham-Hall

A tie-breaker was used between Simley and Faribault to determine the champion.

In Section 1A in Lake City High Kick.

  1. Lake City
  2. Zumbrota-Mazeppa
  3. St. Charles

10 teams participated.  The Jazz results Section 1A:

  1. Zumbrota-Mazeppa
  2. St. Charles
  3. Lake City

8 teams competed.

Section 1AAA was held at Bloomington Kennedy Saturday.  High Kick results:

  1. Eastview
  2. Lakeville North
  3. Lakeville South

13 teams competed with Owatonna and Northfield finishing 10th and 11th.

Section 1AAA Jazz results:

  1. Eastview
  2. Lakeville North
  3. Lakeville South

13 teams competed.  A tie-breaker was used between Owatonna and Northfield to determine their placements.  The Huskies 10th, Raiders 11th.

The Cannon Falls Bombers continued their tradition of excellence in Dance Team Competition at Holy Family in Section 2A.  High Kick results:

  1. Cannon Falls
  2. Holy Family
  3. ACGC

Goodhue finished in a tie with Pact and the Wildcats placed 5th.  Randolph was also in a tie and were 7th out of 9 teams.

In Jazz 6 teams competed at Holy Family in Section 2A.

  1. Holy Family
  2. Cannon Falls
  3. PACT

Randolph was 5th.

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