Last fall at the Carroll County cheerleading competition, Liberty High School clipped Westminster by .15 points to take the team title.

On Saturday, the Owls got a little revenge on their home floor.


Westminster’s varsity routine earned a score of 118 to take the championship. Liberty was second with a 111.6.

All seven county schools were represented in the event. Teams go through their choreographed routines and are judged on everything from stunt work, pyramid formation, tosses, and dance and cheer technique.

The Lions won the fall competition in 2017 by edging the Owls 119.15-119.

This year, Manchester Valley placed third (109.8), followed by Winters Mill (109.5), Century (108.1), Francis Scott Key (107.2), and South Carroll (105).

Several other counties around Maryland have similar competitions coming up in the next few days, and once the results are all in the cheer teams will find out whether they’ve qualified for state semifinals.

Carroll competes with Charles, Frederick, Howard, Mongtomery, and Washington counties in 2A-1A West and 4A-3A West.

The top 10 from 2A-1A, and top 15 from 4A-3A, advance.

State semis are set for Nov. 3 at Harford Community College, with the West Region teams competing at 6 p.m. State finals are Nov. 10 at HCC at noon.

NOTE: Westminster won the JV competition as well with a final score of 102.8. Liberty was second (99.9) and Man Valley third (95.8).