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02/25/17 3:48pm
02/25/2017 3:48 PM

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The Shoreham-Wading River High School cheerleading squad won’t be going to the New York State championships in Syracuse next weekend, but that’s OK for the Wildcats. They felt they had accomplished what they needed to do at the Suffolk County Division 2 small schools championship at Longwood High School on Saturday morning.

They performed well and had fun.

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01/28/17 4:22pm
01/28/2017 4:22 PM

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It felt like a party, a big old party. A disc jockey played music. People danced in the stands, there were plenty of smiles to go around and the atmosphere was festive.

Smiles could even be seen on the faces of the cheerleaders competing on the mat. Behind those smiles, undoubtedly, was the stress felt by the pressure to perform. All their hard work and preparation came down to a 2-minute, 30-second routine before a panel of four scoresheet judges and one safety judge, who evaluated the cheerleading teams for jumping, motions, dancing and stunting.

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12/24/16 6:00am
12/24/2016 6:00 AM


Riverhead and Shoreham-Wading River made history in February by competing in the inaugural Section XI Cheerleading Championships. Cheerleading officially became a sanctioned sport in 2015 and the girls got their first chance to compete at a Section XI competition this year when the top teams in the county came together at Longwood High School. READ

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12/31/15 6:00am
12/31/2015 6:00 AM


It was a year of firsts in cheerleading.

For the first time, the high-flying sport of tumbling and cheering officially was sanctioned as an official sport in the eyes of New York State. The long-awaited start to an official competitive cheerleading season began this year and the future looks bright for local teams.  READ