Cheerleaders compete for first time at ARHS

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Published on April 16, 2014
Cheerleaders compete for first time at ARHS

Published on 16 April 2014

The entire ARHS cheerleading team posed for a photo after their competition against Auburn High School, which was their last compettion of the 2013-14 season.

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Cheerleaders compete for first time at ARHS

Published on 16 April 2014

<p>Cheerleaders (from left) Melissa Barker, Alex Gilroy, Sam Parker and Chantzlyn Logan bring it on during a cheerleading completion Wednesday nigh at ARHS.&nbsp;</p>

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Cheerleaders compete for first time at ARHS

Published on 16 April 2014

ARHS cheerleaders get some air-time.

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Cheerleaders compete for first time at ARHS

Published on 16 April 2014

Photos by Dave Mathieson - Cumberland News Nowa

Cheerleaders compete for first time at ARHS

Published on 16 April 2014

Photos by Dave Mathieson - Cumberland News Nowa

Cheerleaders compete for first time at ARHS

Published on 16 April 2014

Photos by Dave Mathieson - Cumberland News Nowa

Cheerleaders compete for first time at ARHS

Published on 16 April 2014

Photos by Dave Mathieson - Cumberland News Nowa

Cheerleaders compete for first time at ARHS

Published on 16 April 2014

Photos by Dave Mathieson - Cumberland News Nowa

Cheerleaders compete for first time at ARHS

Published on 16 April 2014

Photos by Dave Mathieson - Cumberland News Nowa

Cheerleaders compete for first time at ARHS

Published on 16 April 2014

Photos by Dave Mathieson - Cumberland News Nowa

Cheerleaders compete for first time at ARHS

Published on 16 April 2014

Photos by Dave Mathieson - Cumberland News Nowa

Cheerleaders compete for first time at ARHS

Published on 16 April 2014

Photos by Dave Mathieson - Cumberland News Nowa

Cheerleaders compete for first time at ARHS

Published on 16 April 2014

Photos by Dave Mathieson - Cumberland News Nowa

Cheerleaders compete for first time at ARHS

Published on 16 April 2014

The Auburn team goes for some high flying.

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Cheerleaders compete for first time at ARHS

Published on 16 April 2014

ARHS cheerleading captains, (from left) Ardeth Morgan, Alysha Ripley and Kathleen Hawkes are presented their second-place trophy by Fred Gould, ARHS athletic director.

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Cheerleaders compete for first time at ARHS

Published on 16 April 2014

Two ARHS cheerleaders pose for a photo.

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Cheerleaders compete for first time at ARHS

Published on 16 April 2014

A large crowd was on hand to witness the first cheerleading competion at ARHS.

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Cheerleaders compete for first time at ARHS

Published on 16 April 2014

Photos by Dave Mathieson - Cumberland News Nowa

AMHERST – The Amherst Regional High School Cheerleading squad hosted their first-ever competition Wednesday night at ARHS.

“It was kind of nerve wracking but once the music started it was smooth sailing,” said Morgan Mitchell, ARHS Grade 12 student.

ARHS was competing against Auburn High School, which is in Cole Harbour.

The ARHS squad came in second to Auburn but Grade 9 cheerleaders, Kaley Gilroy, Shae Nickerson and Haley Goodwin were proud of how their team performed.

The girls said they nailed everything they tried.

It was their last competition of the season, and although Mitchell is graduating, Gilroy, Nickerson and Goodwin say they will return to the team next year.

ARHS athletic director Fred Gould was at the competition and said it was the first time he’s every seen cheerleaders perform.

“I hope they will hold more competitions in the area, and I hope this won’t be our last,” said Gould. “We’re hoping for an invitational tournament here next year to help promote the sport.”