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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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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 Wood 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 Frid...
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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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