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Lockport’s Abby Ryan competes Saturday, Jan. 30, during the IHSA competitive cheerleading sectional hosted at Joliet West High School. Paul Bergstrom/22nd Century Media
Lockport cheerleaders demonstrate their tumbling skills Saturday, Jan. 30, during the IHSA competitive cheerleading sectional at Joliet West High School in Joliet. Photos by Paul Bergstrom/22nd Century Media
Lockport’s Allie Maty (right) and Izzy Van Kuiken compete during the Joliet West sectional.
Dave Owen, Freelance Reporter
5:00 pm CST February 1, 2016

A star softball pitcher, a strong comeback from injury and great team chemistry are just three elements of Lockport’s latest state championship bid.

The Porters’ competitive cheerleading squad took second at state last year in the Large Team division. Now the Joliet West sectional championship has Lockport in prime contention for another lofty state finish this weekend in Bloomington.