Parkersburg, W.Va. (AP) -- The State Secondary School Activities Commission says it's postponing the class AA cheerleading championship because of a lawsuit involving Tolsia High School.
Wednesday's decision follows a Wayne County Circuit Court decision that restored Tolsia to second place in the regional tournament, qualifying the squad for state this Saturday.
The commission says a penalty for an illegal and unsafe routine at regionals dropped Tolsia fourth and out of state. It's considering appealing to the State Supreme Court.
Mike Ranson, a lawyer for the Wayne County School Board, says the circuit court ruled correctly that a regional tournament judge violated commission rules by seeking help from a spectator.
Ranson called the postponement "outrageous."
Class A and AAA tournaments are proceeding as scheduled.
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