Wednesday, December 18, 2013

NHS cheerleaders get set for beg competitions

Taylor Selbst
Staff Writer

The New Hope Solebury cheer squad began their season in the beginning of November, but they aren’t going to be just cheering for basketball this year. This year the cheer squad will be attending a handful of competitions, even more than last year. There are 15 girls on the squad and many of the girls are new to cheer leading. Everyone has been working really hard to train the new members of the team and get ready for upcoming competitions.  
  The first competition the squad will be competing in is on Jan. 11. This competition is very important to the team because it determines whether or not they go to states. Head coach Nicole Kerr will be teaching the squad their 2 minute 30 second routine. The routine will include a cheer, dance, several stunts, and a variety of jumps. The event will be very competitive because everyone is trying to make it to states. In between qualifiers and states the squad will be participating in many other competitions to help them improve.  
 In addition to getting ready for competitions, the squad is getting ready for basketball season. They will be performing their routine at halftime, cheering on the sidelines, as well as doing a few stunts during timeouts and between quarters. Junior, Lauren Mangano says “I am very excited for this season because of how much the team has progressed since last year.” Coach Kerr and assistant coach, Dotty Kerr are hoping for a very successful season as well.

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