Thursday, December 14, 2017
weat beads down the faces of the cheerleaders from schools all across Illinois. They listen to the custom cheerleading tunes that play over the speakers that include fast-paced bass beats, bells, whistles and laser sounds added on to a...
As the bright lights shine down on the floor, junior Karlie Lajewski can feel her nerves settling down. As the team gets set to being, she looks up at her younger sister, something nobody else on the team can do.
Everyone has pre game rituals, weather it is wearing the same socks or listening to the same song. There is something silly that every athlete does before they compete. As senior Taylor Lucas gets ready to go to warm ups for her last conference competition, she beings to feel excited to compete at one last time at a Fox Valley Conference competition.
The smell of makeup and hair spray floods the hallways of Crystal Lake Central High School. These are smells that all cheerleaders are used to. As the Huntley High School varsity cheerleading team lines up in between the bright orange ropes, they can no longer control their nerves.
On Saturday, Huntley’s varsity cheer team performed alongside 800 other cheerleaders and dancers at the University of Illinois. This exhibition was a preparation for the team’s upcoming competition season.

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