Holley, Kendall near the top in GR cheerleading competition

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 20 February 2019 at 9:57 am

Photos courtesy of Nick Serrata

BATAVIA – Holley cheerleaders compete Saturday in Genesee Region League competition at Genesee Community College.

Cheerleading is a sport in the GR League and teams have up to 2 ½ minutes for a routine where they are scored on tumbling, jumps, stunts, cheers, dance – “everything,” said Holley coach Penny Cole.

If the teams go over 2 ½ minutes, they are docked points in their score.

Holley finished third in the Division I with a score of 72.23. Attica was first with 72.35 followed by Alexander at 72.28.

Kendall competes in Division II and was the runner-up with 56.93 points. Wheatland-Chili won Division II with a score of 59.43.

The teams will compete at Sectionals on Saturday at RIT.

“Competitive cheer” was approved as a new interscholastic sport in New York by the Regents in April 2014. The Regents also makes “traditional cheer” available for squads that focus on spirit-raising activities and don’t do stunts, lifts or tumbling.

Nick Serrata is an official photographer for the New York State Public High School Athletic Association. Click here to see more of his photos.

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