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Sports Articles: Cheer

Definition of trust: Reliance on the integrity, strength, ability, surety, etc., of a person or thing; confidence. Trust is one thing that all cheerleaders need in order to be able to be on a team.

A flyer is the person “flying” or being tossed in the air. They are normally at the top of the pyramid. Naturally flyers feel like they are going to fall because they cannot hold their balance. One thing flyers need to make sure they have is good posture; they have to make sure they stay tight by keeping their legs and arms stiff at their body they so that they don’t hit or hurt the cheerleaders under them.

Cheerleading is a team sport that requires strength, agility, and unity as a team. This year at Greenfield Junior High we have two amazing cheer teams: Winter and Spring. The winter team is currently cheering for boys basketball. The spring cheer team will be cheerleading for girls basketball next season.

On November 6th, when the tryouts started, girls from our campus anxiously and nervously waited. Out of the four day tryouts, three of them were spent learning five specific cheer routines. On the fourth and final day, the 94 cheerleaders were randomly assigned into groups of three. They were then called into the gym where one of seven judges called out part of a cheer and the three girls would have to do the cheer and actions. It was this day, after school, when the girls were given their envelopes that told them whether they made it on the teams or not. Out of all of the cheerleaders, 33 made either, the winter or spring cheer teams.

Give a shout out to the cheerleaders if you see them on campus make sure to say “hi”.

By Grace Gurr

Photo Credits: Theodysseyonline.com

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