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Notre Dame Seniors Make Good on Promise

Notre Dame Seniors Make Good on Promise
Saturday, March 5, 2016
The seniors on this year’s Pontiac Notre Dame Prep competitive cheer squad made a pact three years ago as freshmen after placing runner-up to Richmond in the MHSAA Final.  They made a vow that ultimately came to fruition Saturday night.
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Huskies Seniors Finish What They Restarted

Huskies Seniors Finish What They Restarted
Saturday, March 5, 2016
Breckenridge’s Dakota Colthorp was part of a group of wide-eyed and enthusiastic fifth graders who wanted to be involved in competitive cheer. At the time, the high school didn’t have a team due to low numbers. Seven years later, Colthorp and her elementary...
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Carlson 'Legends' Build Record Streak

Carlson 'Legends' Build Record Streak
Saturday, March 5, 2016
The Gibraltar Carlson competitive cheer team entered Saturday with the opportunity to make MHSAA history.  The pressures involved with the astounding feat didn’t faze the Marauders at all.
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Rochester Returns to Top Spot in Division 1

Rochester Returns to Top Spot in Division 1
Saturday, March 5, 2016
Susan Woods has had more elite teams than most during 35 seasons as Rochester’s cheer coach. Admittedly, this season’s team wasn’t her most talented. But few if any performed as well under pressure as these Falcons – and that became crucial Fri...
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D4 Preview: Breckenridge Ready to Repeat

D4 Preview: Breckenridge Ready to Repeat
Friday, March 4, 2016
Breckenridge returned to the elite of MHSAA competitive cheer last season and remains the team to beat at this weekend’s Division 4 Final. But although the Huskies ended Michigan Center’s four-season hold on the championship in 2015, they must again hold of...
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D3 Preview: Familiar Favorites Lead the Way

D3 Preview: Familiar Favorites Lead the Way
Friday, March 4, 2016
Three of the last five seasons, Richmond and Pontiac Notre Dame Prep have finished first and second in some order atop the MHSAA Division 3 Finals standings. The same was true again at this winter’s District and Regional competitions. So it wouldn’t stun ma...
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D2 Preview: Carlson Chases History Again

D2 Preview: Carlson Chases History Again
Friday, March 4, 2016
Gibraltar Carlson can add an MHSAA record Saturday to its already-incredible competitive cheer history. With a sixth straight Division 2 championship, the Marauders would stand alone with the most consecutive MHSAA titles, regardless of class or division. They currentl...
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D1 Preview: Rochester Seeks Perfection

D1 Preview: Rochester Seeks Perfection
Thursday, March 3, 2016
Rochester finished mere points short in 2015 from earning an MHSAA record 13thFinals championship. If Friday goes the same as the rest of this season so far, the Falcons this time will celebrate another title – and a perfect season as well.
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Grandville Cheer Raises Bar in Repeat Bid

Grandville Cheer Raises Bar in Repeat Bid
Wednesday, December 23, 2015
Grandville has had one of the elite competitive cheer programs in the state since the sport became MHSAA-sponsored in 1994. Six championships in Division 1/Class A and eight runner-up finishes over the past 21 years provide undeniable proof of the program’...
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Notre Dame Prep Repeats D3 Dominance

Notre Dame Prep Repeats D3 Dominance
Saturday, March 7, 2015
As the Pontiac Notre Dame Prep competitive cheer team exited the mat after their final round, several of the girls raised two fingers up and pointed toward their cheering section. The Fighting Irish refused to be coined one-hit wonders.
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Revived Breckenridge Returns to Elite

Revived Breckenridge Returns to Elite
Saturday, March 7, 2015
The rebuilding process has been completed for the Breckenridge competitive cheer team.  After six years without a program due to low numbers, the Huskies returned to the top after dominating Saturday’s Division 4 Competitive Cheer Final at The DeltaPlex.
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Mostly-New Carlson, Same Finals Result

Mostly-New Carlson, Same Finals Result
Saturday, March 7, 2015
The return of only two seniors and the addition of a new coach made some wonder if the Gibraltar Carlson competitive cheer team could keep its string of consecutive MHSAA Division 2 titles intact.  The Marauders put those questions to rest by delivering another s...
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Grandville Finishes Unforgettable Run

Grandville Finishes Unforgettable Run
Saturday, March 7, 2015
Jasmine Martinez doesn’t remember much of what she and her teammates performed during their three rounds on the DeltaPlex mat Friday. But the Grandville senior has a pretty good idea what she’ll see when she re-watches this season’s MHSAA Division 1 ...
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D4 Preview: Defending a Dynasty

D4 Preview: Defending a Dynasty
Friday, March 6, 2015
Michigan Center has built a Division 4 dynasty with its five MHSAA competitive cheer titles over the last six seasons. But the Cardinals will have to fend another former dynasty this weekend if they are to extend that impressive streak.
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D3 Preview: Powers Converge Again

D3 Preview: Powers Converge Again
Friday, March 6, 2015
Three teams that have combined to win the last four Division 3 competitive cheer championships again will contend at Saturday’s MHSAA Final. Pontiac Notre Dame, Richmond and Comstock Park annually help finish the weekend’s final session, starting at 6 p.m. ...
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D2 Preview: Hopefuls Chase Carlson

D2 Preview: Hopefuls Chase Carlson
Friday, March 6, 2015
No MHSAA Final in any sport has produced as consistent a series of finishes as the Division 2 Competitive Cheer Final over the last four seasons. Gibraltar Carlson on Saturday is chasing a fifth straight title. Dearborn Divine Child has finished runner-up the last four...
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D1 Preview: New Champion to Rise

D1 Preview: New Champion to Rise
Thursday, March 5, 2015
For the first time since 2011, there will be a new MHSAA Division 1 competitive cheer champion. And five of eight teams competing Friday are seeking the first MHSAA title in their programs’ histories.
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Notre Dame Prep Takes Final Cheer Step

Notre Dame Prep Takes Final Cheer Step
Saturday, March 1, 2014
Redemption was sweet for the Pontiac Notre Dame Prep competitive cheer team. The Fighting Irish finished runners-up at last year’s Division 3 Final, but topped the eight-team field Saturday at The DeltaPlex and collected the program’s first MHSAA title.
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Michigan Center Seniors Finish 4 for 4

Michigan Center Seniors Finish 4 for 4
Saturday, March 1, 2014
Four years, four MHSAA championships. Not a bad way to remember your high school career in competitive cheer.
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Carlson Raises Bar with Perfect Run

Carlson Raises Bar with Perfect Run
Saturday, March 1, 2014
Gibraltar Carlson senior Sarah Tritt was sporting three shiny MHSAA championship rings on her left hand following Saturday’s competitive cheer Division 2 Final. She soon will be adding another one to the collection.
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