AHS cheerleaders take state titles, grand championship

The Aberdeen High School Cheer Squad consisting of 12 girls, brought home four first place trophies and the State Grand Championship title last week. The Idaho High School 2014 Dance and Cheer State Championships were held on Friday and Saturday, March 20 and 21, in Nampa. The cheer squad scored over and above 12 other 2A schools that participated.

AHS Cheer performed four routines that consisted of stunts, pyramids, tosses, tumbling, jumps, dance, chants, kicks, poms and signs. For each routine, the music or cheering lasted between 1 to 2 1/2 minutes. These girls worked all year perfecting and training for strength, flexibility, and stamina.

The routines are Pom, Sideline, Show Cheer and Stunt Group. AHS Cheer not only learned these routines; but cheered  at many sports and events for all the other teams in the high school. It is a demanding sport requiring year round participation, the cheer advisors said.

They are a highly dedicated squad, according to the cheer advisors. The girls love it and their hard work paid off in the end.

While competing in four different competitions they had a perfect season, bringing home a total of 15 first place titles with trophies, the district title, and the state championship trophy and banner. They hold the 2014 titles of 2A Idaho Classic Champs, Cupids Challenge Champs, District 2A Champs, and now the 2A State Championship.

The team is led by coaches Chana Duffin, Lauri Lehman and Chris Duffin.

“It has been fun to represent our community and we want to thank the community and all those who have contributed and supported us throughout the year,” the coaches said.

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