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Northside cheerleaders earn State Championship

The Northside High School Cheerleading earned the UIL Class A state championship in Spirit last week in Fort Worth. Northside is coached by Dally Jo Walker, Maddie Gillespie and Allison White. Team members include Adisyn Guerra, Annalina Leos, Kylan Raymos, Jimena Bustamante, CyLynn Freeling, Destiny Nava, Hannah Belew, Kyndell Horn, Kourtnie Guerra, Alexa Walser, Kaitlyn Beam, and Desarai Hernandez.
Spirit is an extracurricular activity that focuses on the traditional game day role cheerleaders have on the sidelines and in schools supporting athletic teams. At the UIL Spirit State Championships, schools will compete in three categories: crowd leading, fight song, and band dance.
The Northside squad finished in 8th place in the qualifying round, behind Westbrook, qualifying 1, and Electra, qualifying second. Crowell was 10th in the qualifying round out of 28 teams. The top 10 teams moved on to the finals.
The Lady Indians had the fourth best score in band chant and crowd leading and were 7th in fight song in the preliminary round.
With work to do, the Lady Indians upped their game. The squad claimed the second-best score in crowd leading, at 41.27, just behind Jayton’s 42.03. Then in band chant and fight song, Northside had the third best score, behind Benjamin and Paducah. When the scores were added together, the Lady Indians edged runner-up Benjamin by half a point, 86.4 to 85.9, to win the state title.
Crowell finished in 7th place overall.
Vernon High School competed in Class 3A Division 1, just missing the cut for the 21 teams that advanced to the finals. Vernon placed 18th in crowd leading, 20th in fight song and 40th in band chant in the preliminaries.

The Northside High School Cheerleading squad earned the UIL Class A state championship in Spirit last Thursday in Fort Worth. Cheerleaders include Adisyn Guerra, Annalina Leos, Kylan Raymos, Jimena Bustamante, CyLynn Freeling, Destiny Nava, Hannah Belew, Kyndell Horn, Kourtnie Guerra, Alexa Walser, Kaitlyn Beam, and Desarai Hernandez. Northside is coached by Dally Jo Walker, Maddie Gillespie and Allison White.

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