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
As classes at Riverhead High School resumed after the holiday break, Stephanie Piraino’s ninth-grade English classes were presented with a challenge: Choose an important cause and devise a strategy to spread awareness about it in a way that uses social media for good. READ
The Riverhead cheerleading team set a lofty goal heading into its first competition of the competitive cheer season Sunday: Finish in the top three at the Universal Cheerleaders Association Pocono Regional in Kutztown, Penn. READ
Riverhead athletic director Bill Groth remembers attending cheerleading competitions for the first time sometime around the mid-90s. The Blue Waves were a newcomer to the competitive scene, a phenomenon just beginning to sweep Long Island.
“You go to those championships,” Groth said, “and you’re going to have one word come out: Wow.” (more…)