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Notre Dame Reloads, Runs Streak to 5

Notre Dame Reloads, Runs Streak to 5
Saturday, March 3, 2018
Pontiac Notre Dame Prep competitive cheer coach Beth Campbell was being honest when she stated that she believed the program could possibly be in rebuilding mode this season. As Saturday night came to a close, that prediction couldn’t have ended up farther from t...
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Hudson Completes Championship Climb

Hudson Completes Championship Climb
Saturday, March 3, 2018
The Hudson competitive cheer team has been a staple at the MHSAA Finals for nearly two decades with 19 appearances, including 18 straight.  But the Tigers had been unable to reach the pinnacle of the sport.
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Carlson Reclaims D2 Cheer Supremacy

Carlson Reclaims D2 Cheer Supremacy
Saturday, March 3, 2018
Last season, the Gibraltar Carlson competitive cheer team felt the pain of watching an unprecedented streak come to an end, by the smallest of margins, at the MHSAA Division 2 Final. The Marauders redeemed themselves a year later, and reclaimed the title that eluded th...
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Stevenson Returns, Leaves as D1 Champion

Stevenson Returns, Leaves as D1 Champion
Friday, March 2, 2018
Sterling Heights Stevenson competitive cheer coach Brianna Verdoodt clutched the hardware in her hands as tightly as she could. “I’m sleeping with this tonight,” Verdoodt declared after her team made school history Friday at the MHSAA Division 1 Final...
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Preview: Historic Opportunities Await

Preview: Historic Opportunities Await
Wednesday, February 28, 2018
It’s easy to name some of the powers that have dominated Michigan competitive cheer over the years – and most of them will return to the MHSAA Finals this weekend in Grand Rapids. But two of this year's title favorites are among 21 seeking to win a champion...
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Falcons Giving Coach Champion Send-Off

Falcons Giving Coach Champion Send-Off
Wednesday, February 21, 2018
As a freshman, Kylie Dunn remembers when she received the letter stating that she had made the East Kentwood competitive cheer team. “When I got on the team I was super thankful to Coach, and I’ve been working my butt off just to prove to her how thankful I...
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Soaring Stevenson Building On Big Finish

Soaring Stevenson Building On Big Finish
Tuesday, February 13, 2018
The best parts of last season never really ended for the Sterling Heights Stevenson competitive cheer team. And to look at it another way, this season’s fabulous run got its start during the closing weeks of last year’s march to a Division 1 runner-up finis...
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Schmitz Makes Most of Many Opportunities

Schmitz Makes Most of Many Opportunities
Friday, January 12, 2018
When Madysen Schmitz was a freshman in high school, she told Morenci athletic director Kay Johnson she was going to earn 16 varsity letters with the Bulldogs. Schmitz was wrong. If all goes as planned, she’ll earn 18.
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Paw Paw Cheer Prepping to Shine Again

Paw Paw Cheer Prepping to Shine Again
Tuesday, November 14, 2017
When Madison Boven was in middle school, her world came crashing down. Both of her parents were involved in drugs and Children’s Protective Services took Boven and her three sisters away, giving control to their great-grandmother. They have lived with her the las...
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Inspired Notre Dame Prep Runs Streak to 4

Inspired Notre Dame Prep Runs Streak to 4
Saturday, March 4, 2017
The Fight for Four took on a whole different meaning for the Pontiac Notre Dame Prep competitive cheer team this season. While the Fighting Irish pursued a fourth straight Division 3 title Saturday night, the squad also was committed to honoring a 2013 graduate, Kris...
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Fewer in Number, Huskies Just as Mighty

Fewer in Number, Huskies Just as Mighty
Saturday, March 4, 2017
Breckenridge possessed the smallest competitive cheer team in terms of numbers among the eight in Saturday’s MHSAA Division 4 Final. Being fewer in number, however, didn't prevent the Huskies from adding another championship to their already remarkable resume.
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Allen Park Ends Carlson's Record Streak

Allen Park Ends Carlson's Record Streak
Saturday, March 4, 2017
The final round of a competitive cheer meet has the ability to sway emotions one way or another. On Saturday, Round 3 proved to be the deciding factor in the end of an incredible MHSAA record-breaking run and the extreme jubilation of a team finally getting over the h...
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Rochester Arrives Again on Top of D1

Rochester Arrives Again on Top of D1
Saturday, March 4, 2017
Rochester’s run to a 14th MHSAA competitive cheer championship wasn’t as smooth as the build up to number 13 a year ago. But a few bumps along the way this winter made Rochester’s latest addition to its record title total special as well.
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D4 Preview: Huskies Hunt for 3-Peat

D4 Preview: Huskies Hunt for 3-Peat
Saturday, March 4, 2017
It’s tough to overstate how dominant Breckenridge’s cheer program has been since returning to the mat at the start of the 2014-15 season. But neither of those first two Division 4 championship seasons was accompanied by as much success as this winter&rs...
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D3 Preview: Numbers Tilt To Favorites

D3 Preview: Numbers Tilt To Favorites
Saturday, March 4, 2017
Richmond and Pontiac Notre Dame Prep have combined to win the last five Division 3 competitive cheer championships. With average overall scores this winter that best the rest of Saturday’s field by 25 points, it’s expected that trend will continue in th...
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D2 Preview: Contenders Chasing Carlson

D2 Preview: Contenders Chasing Carlson
Friday, March 3, 2017
Saturday’s Division 2 Competitive Cheer Final will have a nice mix of familiar and new – even as the favorite is one of the most dominant powerhouses in the history of the sport. Gibraltar Carlson has won six straight championships, and Allen Park is expect...
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D1 Preview: Rochester Leads the Charge

D1 Preview: Rochester Leads the Charge
Friday, March 3, 2017
There’s a clear wall to climb for teams hoping to break into contention at the MHSAA Division 1 Competitive Cheer Finals. Reigning champion Rochester and 2016 runner-up Grandville have combined to win six titles and finish second six times over the last decade &n...
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Through the Years: Cheer 1994-2016

Through the Years: Cheer 1994-2016
Tuesday, September 13, 2016
Few sports stack fans to the rafters like the MHSAA Competitive Cheer Finals, which set attendance records for 12 straight seasons through 2015 in growing to become one of the state's most well-cheered for sports at the championship level.
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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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