All three of Oxford’s cheer teams finished in first place at the Dec. 11 Railsplitter Invite.
The three wins were a good sign to varsity Head Coach Alanna Weber. Oxford is one of the few schools in its league that has a freshmen, junior varsity and a varsity program, meaning the ladies can stay competitive all throughout high school. Because of this, Weber was happy to see the younger ladies do so well.
“We are really focusing on putting out our best rounds each week and we have a talented group of athletes within the cheer program,” she said.
As for the varsity squad, the ladies improved their individual skill scores from the week before, putting them in a good place as they went into the final round, which hosts the group routines.
In that final round, the ladies performed an exceptional group routine with, according to Weber, “very few flaws.” The girls’ efforts gave them the highest scores at the competition for the second and third rounds.
The team is getting a break for the holidays and won’t compete again until Jan. 10 at an OAA White competition. Until then, Weber said she and the ladies will be tweaking their group routine and adding some elements that will, she thinks, put them ahead of the competition.