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Local High School Cheerleaders Compete in Tournament

Local High School Cheerleaders Compete in Tournament


“Macomb High School, you may now take the floor.” “Macomb High School, you may now take the floor.” “Macomb High School, you may now take the floor.” “Macomb High School, you may now take the floor.” “Macomb High School, you may now take the floor.” A simple sentence that makes every cheerleader’s hearts race. Words that the Macomb High Cheerleading
Team heard quite a lot over the last few weeks. Grace Eidson, Senior Bomber Cheerleader:
“It was difficult in the summer, changing stuff around and figuring out what works best.
So we didn’t really expect we would get this far. But it’s pretty exciting.” Their hard work paid off; the Bombers received
a score of 76.83, which gave them third place at the Sectional tournament, and advanced
them to the State Championship in Bloomington. Ketra Russel, Macomb High School Head Cheer
Coach: “I don’t know who got first and second,
they were just screaming the whole time. They were so excited.” But the celebrating didn’t last long; the
Bombers went right back to practice, working hard to perfect the routine that took them
to State for the first time since 2007. Coach Ketra Russel was focused more on tightening
up their current routine; while the girls were a little more anxious to switch things
up. Ketra Russel, Macomb High School Head Cheer
Coach: “You know, I think they want to change more,
can we add X,Y, and Z. I’m like, OK. We need to manage our expectations, do what we
can, and do it well.” Although the Bomber’s season ended last
Friday in Bloomington, everyone is in high spirits thanks to their successful year. Courtney Powelson, Senior Bomber Cheerleader:
“Oh, I couldn’t have been more proud of them. Everyone has stepped up, and it’s
just been really good.” This team can definitely float like a butterfly,
and sting like a bee. In Macomb, I’m Dana Fulton.

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