It's aloha for two IHS cheerleadersHONOLULU - Kaylin Knutzen (left) and Ashley Garrett will be among 400 cheerleaders from all over the U.S. who will be cheering at the Hula Bowl in Honolulu, Hawaii on Jan. 21. They earned the honor from the National Cheerleading Association last summer when they tried out at camp. They will perform at the half-time of the football game featuring collegiate all-stars from around the country. The game will be televised at 4 p.m. on ESPN. Garrett says, "We will be doing five dance routines and I'm really excited about going to Hawaii." Neither has been to Hawaii before.

NHS to hold mini cheerleading campNASELLE - Naselle High School will hold a mini cheer camp Saturday, Jan. 21 in the Naselle High School Commons.

Times are: 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. for grades K-2, and 9 a.m. to noon for grades 3-6.

The cost is $25 for the first child and $15 for additional children same family. A T-shirt and snack are included.

Performances will be on Jan. 26 and Jan. 27 at half-time of the varsity games. If you have any questions call Angelee Torppa at (360) 465-2438. Hope you can join us.

Additions to year-end summary articlePENINSULA - Three teams were accidentally omitted from the 2005 Sports Summary in last week's Observer. The twin culprits were a computer virus and not careful enough proofreading and sincere apologies for the latter to all concerned are offered. (These were to be the lead entries.)

Ilwaco cross-country teams both placed third in the State Meet. The girls surprised many in the 1A/B meet with Kelly and Katie Freese, Bonnie Perez, Monica Millner, Meredith Jensen, and Emily Leonard bringing home the hardware for Ilwaco's best ever XC girl's finish. The boy's team was highly-touted all year and came through in magnificent fashion as well thanks to the success of Jon Hayes, Jordan Williams, Dylan Wirkkala, Shaun Peterson, Scott Fagerland, and Mike Huitt, all seniors.

Merrissa Janas became the first Lady Fishermen to ever compete at state as she placed 20th for Coach Dan Whealdon. Peter Gaynor was 14th at state for the Ilwaco boys and Mike Lambert just missed a trip to Pasco when he self-reported an honest mistake.

Naselle's cross-country teams made giant strides for first-year coach, Scott Smith as the ladies finished fourth at District and the boys were fifth. Even though no individuals qualified for State, Kelsey Fletcher, Elsa Butchart, and Erin Saari paced the girl's team and Evan Hendrickson, Garrett Bennett, and Keegan McGuire were the leading Comet harriers.

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