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Huntley cheer caps off best season in school history

Huntley cheer caps off best season in school history

Tyler Watkins

February 7, 2016

untley’s varsity cheer team wrapped up another successful season during the IHSA state meet at the U.S. Cellular Coliseum in Bloomington, Ill. The Raiders finished in sixth place among 25 teams in the large team division with a score of 89.93. Drastically improving upon their 14th place finish from ...

Huntley JV places second at Sweetheart Competition

Huntley JV places second at Sweetheart Competition

Lucas Modzelewski

January 25, 2016

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 wide variety of songs, all the way from Matchbox 20's "How Far We...

Family first

Family first

Kat Gorospe

March 3, 2014

“She’s the reason,” coach Nathan Schmitt says as he holds up a picture of his 2-year-old daughter, Aria, in a silver frame with the words “Daddy’s Girl” across the bottom. For 15 years, cheerleading has been a huge part of Schmitt’s life. He started off coaching in college, which lead to...

Everyone can cheer

Everyone can cheer

Adam Reckamp

February 6, 2014

In May 2012, Huntley High School varsity cheerleader Lexi Gardocki approached the Huntley Cheer Association with an idea for a new cheer team, a special needs cheer team. The board agreed to the idea and Gardocki set out to form the team. With the help of fellow varsity cheerleaders Lexie Morel, Alison Gentry, Kate Baier, and adult coach...

Con: Smiling is not a sport

Con: Smiling is not a sport

Trisha Fritz

November 26, 2013

Cheerleading should make people scared. Not because you saw a routine or tumbling pass that was really good at the pep rally, but because people are actually making a big fuss over it and starting to believe that it is actually a sport. By definition, sports are activities involving physical exertion...

Pro: We’re athletes,too

Pro: We’re athletes,too

Kat Gorospe

November 26, 2013

The cheerleaders here at HHS practice four days a week for two to three hours a day. They run, lift weights (and their flyers), and practice their routines until they get them right. They practice to win. Last time I checked, that’s what all the other sports do as well, so why is cheerleading...

Cheerleading and poms tryouts held, in search of the perfect team

Cheerleading and poms tryouts held, in search of the perfect team

Sophie Murk

March 27, 2012

Throughout the week, beginning March 19, hopeful and talented girls entered into either the gym or the cafeteria every day, their stomachs filled with butterflies and their minds racing. They have one week to prove themselves to the judges, and they are ready to give it their all. It is the time for flips,...

Huntley High School cheerleading squad delivers at sectionals

Huntley High School cheerleading squad delivers at sectionals

Sophie Murk

February 2, 2012

As their competition season comes to a close, Huntley High School cheerleading placed 11 out of 17 schools at sectionals on Saturday, Jan. 28 at Belvidere High School. They are very proud of their improvement from last year when they placed 14 out of 19 schools. “We are both happy with where we p...

Huntley cheerleading squad hosts Sweetheart Challenge

Huntley cheerleading squad hosts Sweetheart Challenge

Sophie Murk

January 26, 2012

Huntley High School cheerleading made a statement on January  22 by hosting the largest invitational competition in Huntley’s history. It was almost three times bigger than any other competition in the past, and nearly 70 schools participated. “It was definitely a long day,” said Lexi Lukows...

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