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Richmond Adds Repeat to Seniors' Legacy

Richmond Adds Repeat to Seniors' Legacy
Saturday, March 7, 2020
For years, Pontiac Notre Dame Prep had Richmond’s number. Richmond finished runners-up in Division 3 to the Fighting Irish for four straight seasons from 2015 to 2018, before finally breaking through with the school’s third competitive cheer Finals champion...
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Hudson Conquers Championship Climb

Hudson Conquers Championship Climb
Saturday, March 7, 2020
Coming into this season, Hudson had just one MHSAA Finals championship in competitive cheer – to go with five runner-up finishes. Those close calls have made the Tigers better, not bitter, especially last year’s razor-thin heartbreaker to perennial powerhou...
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Jags Top Rival, Take Back D2 Supremacy

Jags Top Rival, Take Back D2 Supremacy
Saturday, March 7, 2020
Allen Park took its turn Saturday with the upper hand in one of Michigan’s best – and most intense – high school rivalries. The Jaguars got the better of Downriver League and regional competitive cheer rival Gibraltar Carlson during the morning’...
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D4 Preview: Field Filled with 1st-Title Hopefuls

D4 Preview: Field Filled with 1st-Title Hopefuls
Saturday, March 7, 2020
Six of eight competitive cheer teams taking the mat in Division 4 on Saturday at Grand Rapids’ Delta Plex will be competing this weekend for their first MHSAA Finals championship in the sport. In fact, two will be appearing at the Finals for the first time, and t...
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Adams Earns Turn as Best of Rochester, D1

Adams Earns Turn as Best of Rochester, D1
Friday, March 6, 2020
The Rochester Adams competitive cheer team has watched its neighboring schools hoist the Finals championship hardware three of the last four years. Friday was finally the Highlanders’ turn to take center stage.
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D3 Preview: New Contenders Rising

D3 Preview: New Contenders Rising
Friday, March 6, 2020
Richmond and Pontiac Notre Dame Prep have dominated Division 3 competitive cheer for most of the last decade, combining to win the last eight championships and finish runner-up seven times over the last nine seasons. That may or may not come to an end this weekend at G...
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D2 Preview: Downriver Powers Set Pace

D2 Preview: Downriver Powers Set Pace
Friday, March 6, 2020
What’s become an annual season-long tussle the last few seasons between Downriver League rivals Allen Park and Gibraltar Carlson is headed for another conclusion Saturday morning at the Grand Rapids Delta Plex. They’ve once again traded top performances, Ca...
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D1 Preview: Adams Leads Field of Hopefuls

D1 Preview: Adams Leads Field of Hopefuls
Friday, March 6, 2020
Rochester Hills has regained its status as the hub for Division 1 competitive cheer, with Stoney Creek and Rochester High combining to win three of the last four Finals championships. Rochester Adams hopes to join its neighbors Friday night with its first title after f...
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Sword-Sharpened Addison Joins D4 Elite

Sword-Sharpened Addison Joins D4 Elite
Friday, February 14, 2020
Jenica Sword would like nothing more than to finish her high school competitive cheer career with an MHSAA Finals championship. If she does, she’ll probably have to defeat her grandmother.
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Be the Referee: Cheer Safety

Be the Referee: Cheer Safety
Thursday, January 30, 2020
This week, MHSAA officials coordinator Sam Davis explains how competitive cheer rules have been written to keep participants as safe as possible. 
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'Small but Mighty' Gobles Aims for Finals

'Small but Mighty' Gobles Aims for Finals
Tuesday, December 17, 2019
With just seven girls on her team, “we’re small but we’re mighty,” Gobles competitive cheer coach Nicole Durr said discussing her Tigers’ prospects this winter. Lack of numbers have not hurt them too much in the past, with the team qualify...
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Meeting of Rivals Goes Richmond's Way

Meeting of Rivals Goes Richmond's Way
Saturday, March 2, 2019
For four straight years, Richmond came up just short. For four straight years, Richmond had to watch arch rival Pontiac Notre Dame Prep hoist the championship trophy and swallow the bittersweet pill of finishing No. 2.
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Superior Round 3 Clinches P-W Title Win

Superior Round 3 Clinches P-W Title Win
Saturday, March 2, 2019
Pewamo-Westphalia senior Kelsey Russell wiped away her happy tears and summed up the greatest afternoon of her life. “That is the best Round 3 we’ve ever had,” said Russell, a first-team all-state selection last year. “We nailed all of our stunts...
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Gibraltar Carlson Conquers D2 Again

Gibraltar Carlson Conquers D2 Again
Saturday, March 2, 2019
Nothing can slow down the Gibraltar Carlson competitive cheer dynasty. The Marauders – who had won 10 MHSAA titles, including seven of the past eight in Division 2 – came into this season with a first-year coach and just three seniors. No worries, as the yo...
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Stoney Creek Finishes Climb with Sweep

Stoney Creek Finishes Climb with Sweep
Friday, March 1, 2019
Back in January, it didn’t look like this would be the breakthrough year for Rochester Hills Stoney Creek competitive cheer. But the Cougars hit their stride at just the right time, overcoming a second-place conference finish by winning MHSAA District and Regiona...
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D4 Preview: Hopefuls Seek to Join Elite

D4 Preview: Hopefuls Seek to Join Elite
Friday, March 1, 2019
Hudson joined the list of elite small-school competitive cheer programs last winter when it won its first Division 4 Finals championship. Could another rising team do the same Saturday?
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D3 Preview: New Contenders Aim to Rise

D3 Preview: New Contenders Aim to Rise
Friday, March 1, 2019
For five straight seasons, Pontiac Notre Dame Prep has finished first and Richmond second at the Division 3 Competitive Cheer Finals at Grand Rapids Delta Plex. Over the past two weekends, they’ve faced off twice again – the Fighting Irish winning the Distr...
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D2 Preview: Downriver Powers Set Tone

D2 Preview: Downriver Powers Set Tone
Friday, March 1, 2019
Gibraltar Carlson and Allen Park have combined to win the last 11 Division 2 competitive cheer championships and also earn five of the runner-up places during that time. The Downriver League rivals will be favorites again at Saturday’s Division 2 Finals at the Gr...
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D1 Preview: Opportunities Abound

D1 Preview: Opportunities Abound
Friday, March 1, 2019
A year ago, Sterling Heights Stevenson won its first MHSAA Finals in competitive cheer. Five more Division 1 teams will look to do the same at Friday’s Division 1 championship meet at the Grand Rapids Delta Plex. But the past champs will provide plenty of competi...
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Meridian Grows with Seniors Into Contender

Meridian Grows with Seniors Into Contender
Tuesday, February 12, 2019
Katie Blanchard knew she and her Sanford Meridian competitive cheer teammates had something special even before they placed fourth at the 2016 MHSAA Division 4 Final. Now that the six freshmen who made up the bulk of that team are seniors, everyone else knows it, too.
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