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Even though their season started off at tryouts in April, the cheerleading program has been non-stop from the minute they hit the ground running.

“I like having our tryouts really early,” Sammie Fye, sophomore varsity cheerleader, said. “It really helps get to know our team better, since we have a set team even before major practices start.”

As a team of 24, the varsity cheerleaders recently began choreographing their routine, done by one of their coaches. With the State finals coming in three months, learning a routine this late in the season is something new to the team.

“Usually when we get to the end of a season, a lot of people are injured and just trying to finish out the season to the best of their ability,” Fye said. “By getting our routine later, we are able to save ourselves the trouble of dealing with ongoing injuries at the end of the season.”

This new schedule was implemented this year with the initial idea of simply working on technique of skills before throwing them all together into a competitive routine.

“We compete in about a month,” Fye said, “and I already really enjoy the way the routine is formatted. It helps us work smart by putting a lot of the harder skills at the beginning when we have more energy.”

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Sports highlights: October