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The 2014 state championship team: (From bottom left) Ashlee Sawai, Kayla Sniffen, Hannah Patrick, Acacia Coloma-Mariano and Chloe Lawrence. (From top left) coach Kealii Molina, Kawai DeVault, Hunter Logan Chaston Abut, Halia Kekuewa, Jessica Walker, Rachel Kaulupali and coach Ann Saffery.

Back-to-back state titles for the KS Maui cheerleaders

Nov. 17, 2014

Contributed by Pakalani Bello

With a near-flawless routine, the Kamehameha Schools Maui cheerleading team won its second consecutive state championship in the medium division at the Zippy’s HHSAA State Cheerleading Championships at Blaisdell Center in Honolulu Saturday.

KS Maui got a 350.75 score from the judges, besting Kaiser (339.5), Moanalua (324.75), Campbell (324.75) and KS Kapālama (322.75), in the medium division. It was the highest score awarded a team in the 14-year history of the HHSAA State Championships, besting their previous record from last year of 348.75.

The winning 11-member team included seniors Acacia Coloma-Mariano, Halia Kekuewa, Jessica Walker and Rachel Kaulupali; juniors Ashlee Sawai Chasten Abut, Kawai DeVault and Hannah Patrick; sophomores Kayla Sniffen and Logan Hunter; and freshman Chloe Lawrence.

In the large division, Radford won their fifth-straight state title with a score of 331.

The Warriors parlayed last year’s state championship into a National Cheerleaders Association championship in Dallas last January.

The state championships were aired on OC16 Sports.

Photos and video courtesy Lokelani Patrick, KS Maui Parent Community Coordinator.

Members of the team embrace as it is announced that KS Maui won its second consecutive state title.

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