Cheering, not just Friday night smilesSaturday, September 25, 2004 By Hayley Burrus -- Reporter
The team has tried out, they have been selected, and now the 2004-2005 Broughton Varsity cheerleading squad is ready to support the Capitals for the upcoming school years with coach, Marge Elvers, to lead them. Tumbling and screaming for their team might be how the dedicated cheerleaders support their team during the games, but cheerleading practice has multiple athletic activities that one would not see during a typical game. In a normal fall practice the cheerleaders run a mile before the practice begins and then gather for stretching and warm-up stunts. Once they fell that their muscles are warm is then they start getting into tumbling and working on their gymnastics skills. Going over old cheers is the next item on the agenda for a daily practice followed by learning some new cheers or material. After all of this work, they end practice by working on pyramids and dances. There are not anymore games to cheer for after the basketball season, but do not think that it means the cheerleading season is over. Even though the games are over with for the fall and winter sports, the cheerleaders head off to nationals to compete. For the last several years, Broughton cheerleading has been triumphant in conference, state, and national competitions. Watching the cheerleaders is a possibility if one is at a football or basketball game. Just look on the home side and one will see them enthusiastically cheering and representing the the Broughton Capitals.