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Cheer team leads their school and community

Cheer team leads their school and community

Hannah Chern and Anna Owsley

March 14, 2019


Filed under Special coverage

Pom poms and ponytails flying, cheerleaders bound across the floor in stunts and dance. Cheer teams are always present at sporting events with their enthusiastic performances and motivational cheers. These individuals are the face of spirit leadership in schools all across the nation. However, at Mill Va...

Cheerleading hosts a showcase for community members

Cheerleading hosts a showcase for community members

Tanner Smith, JagWire reporter/photographer

February 26, 2019


Filed under CHEER, SPORTS, Top stories, Winter

The cheer team hosted their sixth annual USD232 Cheer Showcase for parents and other members of the community at Mill Valley on Monday, Feb. 27. The goal of the performance was to show off what the team had accomplished during the season in their last performance of the year. For sophomore cheerlea...

Cheer team receives superior rating at competition

Cheer team receives superior rating at competition

Kendall Gaignat, JAG sports editor

November 13, 2017


Filed under CHEER, SPORTS, Top stories

  The cheer team earned a superior one rating for their group routine in the Blue Valley Southwest Showcase at Blue Valley Southwest on Saturday, Nov. 11. Additionally, the team was presented an outstanding choreography award as well. Before the competition, the team was hit by some unexpec...

Cheer team cancels competition due to concussions

Cheer team cancels competition due to concussions

Lauren Ocker, JAG reporter

November 5, 2015


Filed under CHEER, SPORTS

After obtaining a mild concussion, sophomore Heather Winne sits out on the sidelines and watches the rest of the cheer team stunt at the football game. The cheer team has had eight members with concussions which resulted, in it dropping out of their October competition. “We were supposed to ...

Junior Halie Breninger prepares with KC Cheer to compete at Worlds Cheer Competition

Junior Halie Breninger prepares with KC Cheer to compete at Worlds Cheer Competition

Katherine White, JagWire news editor

April 16, 2014


Filed under FEATURES

What got you involved with cheerleading in the first place? I did gymnastics for eight years before cheer, and then I started cheering in middle school, and once I got kind of burned out on gymnastics, I decided I’d try competitive cheer, which is a lot of the same tumbling as gymnastics. I star...

Cheerleaders bring home a one rating from Andover

Cheerleaders bring home a one rating from Andover

Shelby Rayburn, JAG Editor-in-chief

February 19, 2014


Filed under CHEER, SPORTS

A bus filled with the laughs of cheerleaders as they took a three hour trip to Andover on Saturday, Feb. 15 for the Andover Central Showcase at Andover Central High School. The team brought home a one rating, the highest rating a team or individual can receive.  They also recieved outstanding awards...

Cheerleaders celebrate at end of season banquet

Cheerleaders celebrate at end of season banquet

Cassi Benson, JAG Reporter

March 29, 2013


Filed under CHEER, SPORTS

Tears were shed at the cheer banquet as the senior cheerleaders talked to their fellow teammates about all the memories and friends they made on the team. The banquet was held on Wednesday, March 27 and, according to senior Rachel Allen, ending cheer in high school is bittersweet. “It was relieving an...

Cheer squad participates in regional competition

Amber Nguyen, JagWire reporter

December 12, 2012


Filed under NEWS

The cheer team competed at the Best of the Midwest cheer competition on Saturday, Dec. 1. In the competition, teams were given either an outstanding, superior or excellent rating. The team received superior on the fight song, and outstanding on dance and chant. The team competed at Olathe Northwest...

Cheer and dance team succeed at festival

Regan Jones, reporter

November 14, 2011


Filed under NEWS

Cheer and dance earned honors at its cheer and dance festival on Saturday, Nov. 12. The cheer squad earned a division one rating for its cheer routine. Sophomore Lexi Starr, junior and varsity lieutenant Jenna Middaugh and junior Rachel Allen all got a division one rating on their individual jumps. Also, there we...

Cheer squad hosts Junior Jaguar Clinic

Regan Jones, reporter

September 20, 2011


Filed under CHEER, SPORTS

The cheer squad hosted a Junior Jaguar Clinic on Friday, Sept.16 from  4 p.m. - 5:45 p.m. in the commons and gym of Monticello Trails Middle School. Girls from pre K- 8th grade were at the clinic to learn cheers, chants, and a dance. That night, the girls were able to cheer at the varsity game against...

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