On February 1, they arrived at Sparta High School for the OK Blue Competitive Cheer Competition. After 2 rounds of competition, the Lady Hawks were only 3 points from first place. After a hard fought third round, the Lady Hawks took second place falling to Comstock Park by only 6 points.
The cheer team traveled to Lowell’s Invitational Cheer Meet on Saturday, February 4. They went head to head with some of the areas top teams and after 2 rounds of competition only a few points separated the Lady Hawks from Jenison who was holding second place and Kenowa Hills in first place. It was an exciting round 3 with the Lady Hawks scoring their best in the third round for the season and after all points were calculated, the Lady Hawks took second losing to Kenowa Hills by only 5 points. The team also achieved their highest final score of 739.1 for the season showing that this team is not giving up.
“The competition at Lowell was in my opinion the best competition this season, by far. We really stepped it up, and got another high score of the season,” said junior Devon woods. “The announcer kept calling off schools, finally placing us at second, and second place couldn’t have felt better. This competition really showed me why I do competitive.”
“After seeming to struggle to get the consistency going, this week seems to be a turning point for the girls,” noted head coach Pam Ingles. “Our round 3 has finally scored 304.5 and one of our goals was to score above 300. We will continue to focus on the details in all 3 rounds to prepare for the upcoming competitions.”
The Red Hawk Competitive Cheer Team competing at conference finals at press time on February 8 at Cedar Springs High School. They will then travel to the Delta Plex on February 11. Come on out and show your support for our Lady Hawks.