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Raidaires win conference meet

Hudson Raidaires varsity dance team with trophies. Photo by Margaret Ontl1 / 2
Carynn Arend performs her solo routine, which earned her a second place. Photo by Margaret Ontl2 / 2

The Hudson Raidaires varsity dance team won the Big Rivers Conference division of the Western Wisconsin Conference Competition held at Hudson High School on Saturday.

Team members include, front from left, Keri Bendt, Nora Allen, Jen Johnson, Samantha Law-Gotich, Makenzie McGraw, Erica Wiggs, Ashleigh Schroetter and Taylor Bjornstad. In the second row are Gretchen Pederson, Brooke Bolf, Dani Inman, Reilin Weber, Kayla Java, Kara Goplin and Carynn Arend. The third row includes coach Heidi Shimon, Casie O'Connor, Kelsey Anderson, Gabby Gorman, Ashley Lindemann, Candace Phillips, Kim Workman, Lauren Bernard, Natalie Bennewitz, Ashley Herink, Nicole Stagg and coach Amanda Fletcher.

In the foreground are additional trophies earned by members in solo and ensemble competition. For more information and photos, see page 5A of the January 21 print edition of the Hudson Star-Observer.