Railroader preview: cheerleading

T he Whitehall varsity cheerleading squad is ready for its most challenging season under coaches Lindsey Brown and Rachel Sharrow.

“This is our strongest squad to date,” said Brown, who is coaching solo while Sharrow is on maternity leave. “We have very strong seniors and juniors and equally strong upcoming freshman and sophomores.”

Brown said the turnout for the varsity team will help it perform routines both at games and in competitions.

“We have a nice even twelve, which makes it nice not only for the basketball games but for the upcoming competitions that we are preparing for,” said Brown.

Brown added that because of the experience of the group, the squad is able to do more things that have a higher degree of difficulty.

“They are putting up some of the most difficult mounts and stunts that we have ever done,” said Brown. “People will be seeing a lot more difficulty and perplexities in our programs this season.”

Brown said along with cheering during the boys and girls basketball games, the squad will also be performing at halftime, which will be a chance to practice and prepare for eventual opportunities in competitions.

“We’re starting to put together our competition pieces,” said Brown. “As the season progresses, the music will change and we will add more things and then we will start making that a trial run for our competitions.”

Brown said they hope they are able to compete in more than one competition in 2011.

“We usually do one a year, but our hope is that through fundraising we can do a couple,” said Brown.

Brown also said she was pleased with the captains who were chosen for this year’s squad in seniors Megan Rozell and Aerial Ramey.

“Those are seniors that we have had for all four years,” said Brown. “They have been standouts since they started their freshman year. Their skills and abilities are naturally at the forefront of the group and they are both natural leaders.”

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