D-10 cheer squads still alive in state meet

   January 24, 2015 12:24 am

Harbor Creek must perform twice today if it’s to have any chance of winning the large varsity division of the third annual PIAA competitive spirit meet. Preliminary performances in the two-day event were held Friday at Hershey’s Giant Center. Harbor Creek, the District 10 champion, placed in the second quarter of large varsity squads. That was…

Newcomers part of third annual D-10 spirit meet

   January 12, 2015 12:52 am

Northwestern and Mercer had diverse results for their first-ever appearances in Saturday’s District 10 competitive spirit meet. The third annual competition was held at McDowell’s Paul Goll Gymnasium. Northwestern, which created its spirit team this academic year, fielded a coed team that was roughly three times smaller than McDowell’s squad. The Trojans easily won with…

D-10 competitive spirit history

   January 11, 2015 12:38 am

A brief — make that very brief — history of the District 10 competitive spirit meet. The third annual competition was held Saturday at McDowell’s Paul Goll Gymnasium: Small varsity division (15 female students or fewer) 2013: Fairview 2014: Fairview 2015: Fairview Medium varsity division (16 to 20 female students) 2013: Harbor Creek 2014: Wilmington…

Trojans take third at PIAA cheerleading meet

   January 25, 2014 9:02 pm

The McDowell cheerleading squad placed third overall in the co-ed varsity division after Saturday’s finals for the PIAA competitive spirit championships. The two-day meet was held at the Giant Center in Hershey. McDowell, coached by Kathryn Wiltse, recorded 75.40 out of a possible 100 points for their routine in the finals. The Trojans finished .37…

Fairview hosts historic D-10 cheerleading meet

   January 26, 2013 10:18 pm

Fairview’s cheerleading squad made the most of Saturday’s District 10 girls competitive spirit championships. Not only did the Tigers host the historic event, but won the district’s small-school division title with an average of 79.50 team points from a three-judge panel. Fairview’s average was the highest of the eight squads that competed. McDowell (large-school division winner);…

PIAA’s newest championship sport: competitive cheer (video)

   January 18, 2012 9:18 am

Rah-rah will take on a whole new meaning in the winter of 2013. The PIAA in December approved competitive cheer as a championship sport starting in 2012-13. Teams will meet the Saturday before the team wrestling championships to crown the state’s first titlist. McDowell, for now, fields the only varsity team in District 10. Get…