The Pendleton High School Rhythmic Mode dance team wowed Memorial Coliseum in Portland Saturday, taking first in the Class 5A Large Division at the OSAA Dance And Drill State Championships.

The team danced to parts of the Trans Siberian Orchestra's musical version of Beethoven's 9th Symphony in a routine entitled "Beethoven's Last Night."

In addition to the state win, two seniors - captain Jesska Roesch and captain Morgan Kishpaugh - were named to the 2009 Senior All-State Team.

It's the third time Pendleton has won the state competition.

Look for more on the dance team Monday.

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