LISBON - The back of the 2013 edition of the 7th Annual Lisbon Central School Cheerleading Competition commemorative T-Shirt show a slogan saying I came to win. to fight...to conquer...to thrive. I came to win.. to survive.. to prosper.. to rise.
And both host Lisbon and Malones Franklin Academy rose to the occasion earning Varsity B and Varsity A titles in a standing room only gymnasium.
I cant say enough about tonights turnout, said Lisbon coach Beth Hooper. Our attendance was well above last year and we were missing a few teams like OFA who was cheering on their basketball tonight. This is a major fundraiser for our program and every dollar goes right back into it.
The Knights hosted several outstanding cheerleading clubs other than the high schools: Massena, Franklin Academy, Gouverneur, Chateaugay, Heuvelton, Edwards-Knox and Clifton-Fine.
Exhibitions were performed at the highest level by the Northern New York All-Stars which include performers from Jefferson, Oswego, St. Lawrence, and Lewis counties and the Dexter Pop Warner Cheering team which competes nationally.
Our competition is very competitive and showcases a lot of talent. I thought 169 points was very good. Well look more at the judges sheets tonight and well see if we can tweak a few things for Sunday, said Hooper whose team will be back in action on Sunday at the OFA competition at 3 p.m.
Teams in the high school divisions were judged on jumps, tumbling, stunts including basket tosses and pyramids, dance, motion, showmanship, crowd appeal, transition and formations, creativity and choreography, execution of routine, and overall impression for a maximum score of 100 per judge.
The Knights competition had three certified judges.
In the Varsity B competition, the host Knights posted a 169.50 first place showing. Captained by Megan Barney and Chelsey Duprey and coached by Beth Hooper and Jordan Woodside the Knights consist of Shelby Dishaw, Kaela Erwin, Emily Rayburn, Alyshia Murray, Nicole Neadom, McKenzie Lynch, Morgan Baldock, Holly Williams, Rileigh Mee, Kali Martin, Aneissa Fields, Adrien Hyde, Sierra Erwin, and Bailey Dean.
Edwards-Knox, coached by Rachael Matejcik and captained by Brianna Kroniser, Alison Thompson, Katie Rowe and consisting of Morgan Deon, Brianna Farr, Hanna Hansen, Kiana Coffey, Mackenzie Tresidder, Kristen Farr, Adriana Whitmarsh, Michaela Wilson, Sierra Powers, Becca Hathaway, Alyssa Parker, and Anisa Hotaling posted second place with 148.50 points. Chateaugay placed third with 136 points as the Bulldogs, coached by Heather Lockin consisted of Nicole Lamica, Lindsay Matthews, Sarah Gardiner, Kylie Hanley, Kimberly Reville, Katie Secore, Kira Ducote, Carolyn Stumpf, Desiree Stumpf, Alicia Howard, Gabrielle LaFleur, Morgan Legacy. Benjamin Roulston, and Danny Burl.
Heuvelton finished fourth in points with 130 points while Clifton-Fine, with the smallest squad, was solid with 123.5 points.
The Huskies delivered 162.5 points for the Varsity A title. Guided by Coach Karen Johnson and captained by Brooke Johnson and Toryn Avery the Huskies consisted of Renee Grant, Taylor Simmons, Hannah Lamica, Natasha Nelson, Katelyn Oliver, Alyssa Bombard, Olivia Dame, Karissa Beaudry, Emily Kemp, Tori Keith, Bethany McGovern, Katlyn Rule, Marissa Hungerford, Cassandra Poupore, Danni Ann St. Mary, Brooke Clookey, Michaela Spaulding, Jenna Ashley, Sigourney Grenville, Kalsie Snyder, Emily Friend, Hannah Dustin, and Haleigh Lunan.
Massena finished second with 161.50 points followed by Gouverneur with 138.50.
The Raiders, coached by Jessalyn Clary and Stacey Munson and captained by Crystal Nevin, Breonna Mitchell, Jeanette Rochefort consisted of Alexandra Lett, Elizabeth Palmer, Kara Lashomb, Marissa Furnance, Lyndsay Brunet, Cheyenne Larmore, Brittan VanTassel, Kacey Blair, Cassidy Peets, Alysa Babcock, Kelsey Gladding, Natasha Mossow, Michaela Herne, Mackenzie Perkins, Morgin Dickerson, Emily LaGarry and Emme Brault.
Gouverneur, coached by Gidget Wainwright, consists of Brianne Young, Tiffany Streeter, Kaitlyn Redmond, Shaylene Adams, Bethany Bigelow, Jada Gale, Mikki Lawrence, Matasha McIntosh. Sylvia Nentwick, Julie Peck, Shae Lynn Porter, Samantha Rusin, Nikki Ward, Kaylie Adams, Julie Bango, Abby Bice, Bre Clement, Gabby Dunkelberg, Nazz Easton, Cassandra Foster, Katelyn Kennedy, Kiera McConnell, Corinda Sawyer, Maria Shampine, Kelsey Smith, Jackie Ward, and Katie Erdman.
The Edwards-Knox JVs won the sportsmanship award.