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Cheerleaders prepare for OVAC cheer competition

By Staff | Jan 28, 2015

Cheerleaders representing Tyler Consolidated and Paden City High Schools will compete in the 2015 OVAC Cheerleading Championships, to be held on Feb. 7 at the WesBanco Arena in Wheeling, W.Va.

The annual competition is scheduled to begin at 9:30 a.m. with doors open to the general public at 8:30 a.m.

Performing first in the day will be the non-tumbling squads competition with classes AA, AAA, and A to follow in specific order.

The order of performance for class AAA will be Monroe Central, Barnesville, Tyler Consolidated, Magnolia, River, Linsly, and Bellaire.

Immediately following the class A performances, awards will be presented in the non-tumbling and A, AA, and AAA class competitions.

Class 5 A and 4 A competitions (larger schools) will be held after the morning awards program.

Members of the Tyler Consolidated cheerleading squad include: seniors – Brooke Keys, Laken Miller, Sierra Mace, and Megan Wilson; juniors – Jayme Jeffers and Katlyn Seckman; sophomores – Tessa Boyd, Shayla Griffey, Lexi Jenkins, Devann McCoy, Brooklyn Pittman, Taylor Vandruff and Seminole Weekley; and freshmen – Autumn Kunkel and Scotlyn Straight. The alternate for the team is sophomore, Megan Miller.

The Silver Knight squad is coached by Stefanie Suter and Lacie Strode.

Paden City High School’s 2015 OVAC competition cheerleading squad is made up of nine members: Tori Anderson, Kayla Hizer, Hannah Stanley, Desiree Heasley, Madison Kelly, Abby Still, Jenna Arnett, Katrina Heasley, and Malayna Price.

The Wildcats are coached by Kim Hizer and Michelle Gorby.

Paden City will be competing in the Class 1A division along with Beallsville, Bishop Donahue, Madonna, and St. John Central.

The competition will consist of each squad incorporating cheers, dances, and sideline cheers within a three-minute time period in front of five judges and two safety judges. Partner stunts, pyramids, mounts etc. are not permitted.

Both squads are hoping to be supported with hometown fans in attendance at the competition.