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Bobcats take home the championship in cheer competition



Bobcats. Sitting left to right, Addison Carraway, Karlandria Hodge, Skyler Carter, Autumn Abdel (Baby Bobcat), Emily Dycus. Standing left to right: Brookley Towne, Aaliyah Williams, Emma Graham, Jaden Barrett, Tezlyn Robinson, Kabria Hodge. Not Pictured: Armani Marley.

Saturday, Nov. 9, the 2019 Vicksburg YMCA Cheerleading Competition, hosted by  cheerleading coordinator Jennifer Stinson, on was an exciting event for young girls to show off their cheer talents.

The competitors at today’s competition.

Four teams of girls ages 9 to 11 participated in the competition: Gators, Vikings, Bobcats and Rockets. The Gators were coached by Hannah Smith, the Vikings by Brittany Hopkins, Erin Pettway for the Rockets and Taylor Powell for the Bobcats.

Each team went through two cheers plus a dance at the end. Once the teams finished their cheers, they were rated by three judges for a score that determined the winner.

In the end, the Gators and Vikings tied for third place, while the Rockets, who were the defending champions, came in second. First place went to the Bobcats, a team made up of mostly girls from Beechwood Elementary School.

After the completion, the girls were presented with medals as they enjoyed cake presented by YMCA Program Director Wayne Scott.

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