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Lady Eagles Place Third In Region I Cheerleading Competition

By Staff | Nov 16, 2016

Pictured are members of the 2016 third place Class-A Region I Magnolia Blue Eagles Cheerleading squad from front row left, Haley Feldmeier, Liza Clegg, Kayna Anderson, Kortni Henderson, Zoey Jenkins. Back-row: Kara Boggs, Kayla Stewart, Camryn Clegg, Alayna Cline, Via Anderson, Mackenzie Ash, Coaches Marcie Cline and Jacque Clegg.

The 2016-17 Magnolia cheerleading team placed third with 247.35 points and was only 49.85 points behind second place Bishop Donahue to move on to the state cheerleading championships along with defending Region I champion Wheeling Central.

The Blue Eagle team just picked up several more players to perform at MHS Basketball Games as well as compete in the OVAC in early February at WesBanco Arena in Wheeling.

The the young Blue Eagle squad set out this season to get back to the top of the Region I Cheerleading schools against teams like Wheeling Central, Bishop Donahue, Tyler Consolidated, Madonna, Paden City, Cameron, Valley, Ritchie County, Hundred and St. Marys.

However, the young Eagles worked themselves to the top three by finishing third behind Wheeling Central and Bishop Donahue.

The Lady Eagles performed their three minute routine and was determined to put on a show with the help of their coaches Marcie Cline and Jacque Clegg, along with choreographer Joey Takacs.

The Paden City Wildcats’ cheerleaders also made a strong showing at the regional cheer competition.

And indeed they did, with the many hours they worked to perfecting their routine. All the tears, pain, sweat finally paid off with a fantastic show for these fine young ladies before, during and after the competition. They performed their mounts and tumbling to perfection and their expressions and attitude would accompany them throughout the performance.

The many Blue Eagle fans along with the Paden City crowd, spread to the entire Wheeling Park Gymnasium.

When it was time to have the winners announced, the Magnolia girls and their coaches were all huddling together, hoping their name would be called, and it would, third place. One would have thought that they had won the whole thing, but they finished a strong third, only 49.85 points behind second place Bishop Donahue.

“The girls were simply outstanding and we couldn’t be prouder of them,” said MHS Head Coach Jacque Clegg. “We have great leadership with our seniors, and kids were motivated to do their very best. I don’t think we has ever won OVAC champs, just runner-ups, it sure would be nice to change in February.”The girls’ were simply outstanding and we couldn’t be more prouder of them,” said MHS Head Coach Jacque Clegg. “It has been an honor coaching. Coach Cline and I have this great group of girls. We are so proud of these ladies, we are motivated and focused on OVAC in February. To my knowledge, Magnolia has never been OVAC champions but we want to work hard to change that for our school and community.”

The Lady Eagle cheerleading team just had their second tryouts and picked up more cheerleaders that will be a great asset to the team this year.

The Paden City girls finished fifth with 218.3 points and also gave the WesBanco crowd something to remember in a rip-roaring performance. The Paden City team consisted of Kallie Arnett, Jenna Arnett, Malayna Price, Kameron McClain, Katrina Heasley, Caitlin Stewart, Kacie Hartwig, Alli Suter, Paige Leonard and Savannah Price all did a good job.

“I am so proud of them for all the hard work they put into their regional routine! I enjoy having a great group of girls to work with. I love them all,” said Paden City Head Coach Hannah Shreves.

Both the Magnolia and Paden City cheerleaders and coaches would like to thank their many fans, parents and family for believing in them and supporting them in their championship bid.

Mark your calenders for Feb. 4 when these two teams will compete in the OVAC at WesBanco Arena. They both put on a remarkable show and their music will show that every little thing they will do is amazing.

Tyler Consolidated, Hundred and Valley didn’t compete this year, but they still work really hard into perfecting their craft and will soon joining Magnolia and Paden City in the Region I championships next year and maybe the OVAC this season.