McDowell's cheerleading squad placed sixth in the Large School division of the inaugural PIAA competitive spirit competition Saturday in Hershey - the best finish of seven District 10 schools at the event.
Warren was 33rd out of 40 Small School squads, just ahead of Wilmington. Fairview, the first-ever D-10 Small School champion, was 22nd. Warren was the D-10 Small School runner-up.
McDowell advanced past the preliminary round to make it to the finals.
Under the championship format, teams finishing among the top one-fourth of teams in each division in the preliminary round advanced to the final round after a 21/2-minute routine. Teams also were able to reach the finals via the call-back round, in which the next one-fourth of the teams in the standings competed for additional berths in the finals.