Since cheerleading became an officially sanctioned sport, Riverhead has emerged as one of the top teams in the county amid a field of talented teams. In 2018, which included the end of one season and the beginning of another, the Blue Waves continued that tradition. READ
Smithtown East High School, where the cheerleaders were cheered, was for the most part an awfully cheerful place.
The second Suffolk County cheerleading competition of the season was like a dance party (DJs and music included), the competitive edition. READ
The season may officially just be starting, but the Riverhead Blue Waves are already in mid-season form. READ
Four competitive cheerleading teams who train at North Fork Cheer in Cutchogue ended their season earlier this month by competing at the Cheer Power Battle of the States competition in Hersey, Penn. READ
Months of training and competitions had prepared the Riverhead cheerleading team for Saturday’s Section XI Championships. Over and over they practiced the 2 minute 30 second routine so that each of the 12 girls’ role became second nature. READ
UPDATE (10:45 p.m.): Riverhead placed 14th in the finals Sunday of the Universal Cheerleaders Association National High School Cheerleading Championship. Sachem East (ninth) and Longwood (sixth) were the top school from Suffolk County in Small Varsity Division I. READ
All the hard work comes down to 2 minutes and 30 seconds on the mat. The tumbling, the synchronization, the cheers must all come together just right for the cheerleading team to impress the judges. READ
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.