’Cats Third, Eagles Fifth At OVAC Cheer Championships
The Paden City Wildcats and Magnolia Blue Eagles’ cheerleading teams performed well at the Feb. 3 OVAC cheerleading competition. The 2017-18 Paden City team of Cameron Dennis, Isabella Beverlin, Cora Anderson, Paige Leonard, Caitlyn Stewart, Jenna Arnett and Katrina Heasley finished in third place in their division, with 275.55 points, and Cameron placed second with 283. 45, while the ladies from Weirton Madonna finished first with 316 points.
The Magnolia cheerleading team placed fifth in their division with 301.75 points; the Blue Eagles were only 4.20 points from second place Cameron, with Wheeling Central as the run away winner, with 332.45 points.
The Blue Eagle team consists of seniors Kayla Stewart, Via Anderson and alternate Mackenzie Ash, juniors Jaidan Headley and Olivia Mensore, sophomores Haleigh King, Liza Clegg, Paige Brill, Haley Feldmeier, Aubrey Hall, Zoey Jenkins, Allison Litman, Piper Gaines and Alternate Kayna Anderson.
The Lady Wildcats and Blue Eagles performed their three minute routines and were determined to put on a show with the help of their coaches Asia Richmond and Kayla Hizer of Paden City, as well as Kayla Adams and Jacque Clegg of Magnolia.
And indeed they did, with the many hours they worked into perfecting their routine, as well as all the tears, pain and sweat finally paid off with a pair of fantastic performances for these fine young ladies before, during and after the competition.
They performed their tumbling to perfection and their expressions and attitude would accompany them throughout their performances.
The Blue Eagle fans, along with the many in the Paden City crowd that was in attendance, spread their enthusiasm to the entire WesBanco Arena.
Cheerleading teams aren’t as they were in the past, as Tyler Consolidated dropped out of the OVAC this year and local cheerleading teams Hundred,Valley and River 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 OVAC cheerleading, as well as regionals in the near future.