The Mary Persons Competition Cheer team won its first-ever state title as this newspaper went to press on Tuesday, beating out perennial Class AAA powerhouse Pierce County. It’s the first state title in any sport for MP since the boys track team won state in 2004. The only other state title at MP was of course the football team’s 1980 title. Congrats to coach Kyle Ward and the girls. See more details in next week’s Reporter.