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OVAC Cheerleading Competition Saturday

By Staff | Feb 4, 2015

Members of the River Pilot Cheerleading Squad who will be competing in the OVAC Cheerleading competition are, front row, Chelsea Pandzik; second row, Alyson Johnson, left, and Bre McElwain; top row, Lilli Liskanich, center, Celina Jakob, right and Karigan Pfalzgraf, left. Coaches are Heidi Pfalzgraf and Jacque Brown.

The 2015 OVAC Cheerleading Competition will take place Feb. 7 at WesBanco Arena, with doors opening at 8:30 a.m. and competition to begin at 9:30 a.m..

The Paden City Cheerleading squad will compete in Class-A, while the River Pilots and the Magnolia Blue Eagles will each compete in the Class-AAA. Admission is $6 for adults and $4 for students.

Performing first on the day is Class-AA, then AAA and then A to follow. Teams will perform in the following order: Class-AAA, Monroe Central, Barnesville, Tyler Consolidated, Magnolia, River, Linsly and Bellaire; Class-A, Paden City, Beallsville, Bishop Donahue, Madonna and St. John. Hundred and Valley high schools will not be competing this year.

Immediately following the Class-A performances, awards will be presented in the non-tumbling and classes A, AA and AAA. The Class-5A and Class-4A competitions will be held after the morning awards program.

The competition will consist of each squad incorporating cheers, dances and sideline cheers within a three-minute span in front of five judges and two safety judges.

In the photo, the Magnolia Blue Eagle Cheerleaders head to WesBanco Arena to participate in the annual OVAC Cheerleading Competition Feb. 7. Pictured in the front row, from left, are Hannah Eller, Kelsey Newman, and Angela Sizemore. Second row, Savannah Bates, Kylie Cozart, Sydney Hale, Lexi Cartwright and Danielle Stewart. Third row, Kayla Stewart (alt.), Alayna Cline, Camryn Clegg, Mackanzie Wade (alt.) Not pictured are Kayla Ware and Kara Boggs (alt.); Head coach Jennifer Eller and Assistant Marcie Kline.

Partner stunts, pyramids mounts etc are not permitted.

Paden City girls competing in this year’s OVAC Cheeleading Competition are pictured. In no particular order, they are seniors Tori Anderson, Kayla Hizer, and Hannah Stanley; junior Desiree Heasley; sophomores Kallie Arnett and Madison Kelly; and freshmen Jenna Arnett, Katrina Heasley, and Malayna Price. The coaches are Kim Hizer, head coach; and Michelle Gorby, assistant coach.