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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 … Continue reading

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

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 … Continue reading

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Former RHS Cheerleaders Compete in National Competition in Orlando

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, … Continue reading

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Competitive Cheer Squad Endures Ups and Downs

by JACKIE HOLLAND-DECKER Competitive cheerleading is a sport of highs and lows. One minute or round or competition, the athletes and fans are relishing a best-ever score. The next they are wondering what happened. The sport’s subjectivity, like that in … Continue reading

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Former Rockford Cheerleader Competes in National Competition

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 … Continue reading

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