For the second year, competitive cheer in the state of Kentucky is the under the banner of the Kentucky High School Athletic Assoication (KHSAA). This past Saturday (December 14th), the 2013 Competitive Cheer State Championships were held at the Alltech Arena. located at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, KY.
There are five divisions that make up the competitive cheer championships. Those are the All Girl Small, Medium, Large and Super Large Divisions, as well as a Co-Ed Division.
There were local cheer squads from the Tri-County/25E Area that we follow on the show that won their regional competition and participated in the state competition. Here are their results and a list of the state champions in each division.
All Girl Small Division
South Laurel’s squad finished 8th in this division, the highest finish out of any of the local squads in the competition. The State Champion in this Division was Madison Central.
All Girl Medium Division
Corbin’s squad finished 9th in this division. The State Champion in this Division was Mercy.
All Girl Large Division
Knox Central’s squad finished 13th in this division. The State Champion in this Division was Paul Laurence Dunbar.
All Girl Super Large Division
Bell County’s squad finished 11th in this division. The State Champion in this Division was George Rogers Clark.
There are no area schools who have a Co-Ed squad. The State Champion in this Division was Bullitt Central.
Besides the team championships, there are two individual honors handed out at the competitive cheer championships.
The National Guard Best and Brightest Award
This year’s award winner was Barbara Wright of Shelby Valley High School
Forcht Bank Uncommon Excellence Award
This year’s award was Carteen Kibbey of Greenup County High School
Congrats to all of our area cheer squads who made it to the state competition this year on their hard work. Job well done.