La Cueva High School’s dress code is preventing the school’s cheerleaders from enjoying the games in their usual attire. The cheerleaders’ uniforms consist of sleeveless tops as well as short skirts, and the ban on this uniform has left some of the girls quite bummed out. When the uniforms were worn on game day on September 4th, the girls were instructed to change their outfits in the detention room.
In Richmond, the Eagles varsity cheerleading team in Franklin County were all cheers, when they came in at number five. This was after participating in the Group six A state Championships. It all took place at the Siegel Center, located inside the Virginia Commonwealth University.
Kamehameha Schools Maui became the first Maui Interscholastic League cheerleading team to win a state title by taking the Zippy's Championships medium-division crown Saturday at Blaisdell Arena in Honolulu.
The cheerleaders at Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peters MN, are more than just cheerleaders; they are athletes, gymnasts, dancers, and most importantly, motivators and supporters of their fellow student athletes. Despite their long practices and hard work, the squad remains a positive, pump-up force for the schools athletes and fans.
The Putnam County schools competed in the Spirit Spectacular, a county-wide cheerleading competition, hosted by PCHS, with 17 schools in attendance, 5 of which were middle school teams. The PCMS cheer squat took first place, their first finish on top with coaches Renee Knowles and Melissa Hurt. The squad won third place at competitions in Jones County and Houston County earlier this year.
Putnam County Middle School scored a 158. Pulaski, Dublin, John Millidge Academy and Monticello were second through fifth.
The Avalon High School Varsity Cheerleading team has put in the hours, working hard all summer for an excited and action packed season. Last month, their hard work and dedication paid off. After an intense 4-day cheerleading and dance camp, the AHS Lady Lancers were invited to spend a night cheering on the UCLA Bruins alongside a group of elite Spiritleaders from across the country.
On Sunday, Tewksbury Memorial High School hosted its first ever Cheerleading Invitational event. More than 20 teams were present from across the state in divisions ranging from middle school, JV, Division 1-4 Varsity and co-ed.
The Tewksbury HS Varsity and JV teams both took second place in Division 2, while the middle school team took first place in its division at the inaugural competition.
A young cheerleader at San Benito High School has beaten all the odds and made the Varsity team with one prosthetic leg. Yet for some reason, Alexandria Hernandez does not feel like part of the team. She feels like an outcast, being bullied by her teammates for having only one leg.
Hernandez lost her left leg at age five to a disease, but that did not stop the senior from becoming a member of the San Benito High School varsity cheerleading team. "She has a lot of things challenging her but it doesn’t stop her,” her uncle Noe Trevino said.
The cheerleaders took not to the sidelines, but to the stage last weekend at the Southern Tier Athletic Conference (STAC) Cheerleading Competition. Hundreds of family members, friends, and supporters of the cheerleading teams filled the bleachers of the Binghamton University Events Center to cheer on the cheerleaders as they competed for the top spot.
"This is what they look forward to all season, it's their moment for the whole season," said Chenango Valley JV Cheerleading Coach Amanda Howard. "It's why they cheer."
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