Rockford Competitive Cheer Falls Short of Qualifying for State

by JACKIE HOLLAND-DECKER The tears told the story. For the second straight year, the Rockford varsity competitive cheer team had performed three solid, crowd-electrifying rounds, yet their season would end at regionals, not at the coveted state meet. The team – which had its fans abuzz in the stands at Brighton High School Saturday after […]

Competitive Cheer Teams Battle Head-to-Head in OK Red

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by JACKIE HOLLAND-DECKER The slogan emblazoned on the back of the competitive cheer t-shirts couldn’t have been more appropriate. The message “Head to Head in the OK Red” clearly set the stage for an all-out battle in both the OK Red post-conference cheer finals and the Division I district championships held last week at Rockford […]

Former RHS Cheerleaders Compete in National Competition in Orlando

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Four former Rockford High School Cheerleaders competed at the 2009 College Cheerleading and Dance Team National Competition at Disney World in Orlando, Florida on January 16, 2009. All four girls are currently cheerleaders for Central Michigan University in Mt. Pleasant, Michigan. The Cheer Team sent in A video of their routines and were ranked 14th […]

Former Rockford Cheerleader Competes in National Competition

Jessica McDaniel competes in the 2009 College Cheerleading and Dance Team national competition in Florida.

Jessica McDaniel and her partner stunt group competed in the 2009 College Cheerleading and Dance Team national competition in Orlando, Florida on Friday, January 16, 2009. The four members of the stunt group – Jessica McDaniel (back spot), Meghan Boyer and Marcella Morrill (bases), and Shannon Marconi (flyer) – represented Central Michigan University (CMU). This […]

Rockford Varsity Cheerleaders take First Place at Hudsonville Dual

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Final scores were Rockford 771.944, and Hudsonville 764.198. Photo by KIMBERLY GEROW