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RHS Cheer Takes Second in State
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Monday, December 11, 2017
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Ragland High School Cheer Squad Takes Second at AHSAA State Competition


The RHS Cheer Squad performed an outstanding routine on Saturday, November 18 at Wallace State where they earned the second place position in the state finals.  The squad was a mere 0.4 points behind the champion, with other teams trailing by over 60 points.  The routine contained elite stunts such as lib to heel stretches, show-n-go, braced flips, quick toss libs and many tumbling passes that included back handsprings and tucks.  The grand finale was a pyramid that consisted of a braced flip into a quick toss lib that terminated in a double outside lib pyramid. The girls have worked tirelessly since the cheer teams were named in March, consistently having 6:00AM practices from 3-5 times per week.  The squad is formed by combining the high school and junior high squads so that there were 16 girls on the competition team ranging from 7th to 12th grade. 

Coach Marla Schall:  As a first time cheer coach I am learning everyday right along with this group of young ladies. I am proud of the dedication this group has shown. They were labeled the "6am Dream Team" for a reason. It certainly paid off. I am so proud of them and can't wait to see what the future holds for this squad.

 Coach Ashlyn Spruiell:" Not many teenagers are willing to wake up before the sun comes up to practice and these girls have all summer & school year. After tryouts we set a goal to improve our difficulty and place at state, these girls worked hard to do exactly that. I am so incredibly proud of the hard work and dedication they put into this competition season and I am so proud of each one of them. " 

  The picture attached is of team members:

Back row (l to r)=Megan Harris, Shelby Davis, Karsyn Elkins, Cadence Buchanan, Kiana Waters

Middle row (l to r)= Coach Marla Schall, Jewel Ferguson, Hannah Ragsdale, Lauren Dill, Kloey Poe, Katie Ford, Coach Ashlyn Spruiell

Front row (l to r)=Mollie Phillips, Madison Maddox, Savannah Jackson, Haley Carey, Anna Kate Isbell, Aubrey Ball


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