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…

Reisen Shine – Cheerleading uniforms a hot topic

   August 29, 2013 6:00 am

•Pinellas County, located between Clearwater and St. Petersburg on the west coast in Florida, has several schools cracking down on cheerleaders’ uniforms. Several schools have banned the cheerleaders from wearing the uniforms in school on each game day for the football team. Football players and cheerleaders wearing uniforms around school on game day is nothing…

Fairview loses four coaches

   April 5, 2013 10:23 am

The offseason brings coach turnover and Fairview is looking to fill four positions. Jamin Bookhamer, the boys soccer coach, has accepted a teaching position in Korea and is leaving at the end of the school year. Dino Montagna, the cross country coach, is also relocating out of state. Ben Corbin, the wrestling coach, and Christine…

Competitive spirit championships to air on PCN

   February 13, 2013 11:32 am

Area fans can check out the finals of the inaugural PIAA competitive spirit championships on Feb. 23 at 2 p.m. The Pennsylvania Cable Network will broadcast the finals from the three championships, including a fourth-place finish by McDowell in the large squad competition. Oil City was eliminated in the first round of the large squad…

PIAA competitive spirit breakdown

   August 3, 2012 4:00 pm

Competitive spirit is a new sport in the PIAA and its first championship will take place Feb. 2. There will be 96 teams from around the state competing and District 10 was given seven spots based on number of member schools. All districts are required to hold their respective championships at least one week before…