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Cheer State Saturday
9/27/2013 5:19:15 PM
Last Updated:
9/23/2016 3:12:18 PM


by Scott Cloud/Newkirk Herald Journal

The Newkirk Tiger Cheer Squad vies for another Small School State co-Ed Championship Saturday at Gallagher-Iba Arena in Stillwater.

Competition begins at 5:15 p.m., NHS takes the mat at 6:06 p.m.

Thirteen schools qualified for the state meet including in order of performance Pauls Valley, Little Axe, Jay, Cache, Blackwell, Sequoyah-Tahlequah, Newcastle, Harding Fine Arts, Newkirk, Sulphur, Oklahoma Christian School, Vian, and Bridge Creek.

“I was pleased with our performance on Saturday,” said cheer coach Kim Wilson.  “We made some mistakes but I think we’re in a good place heading into this weekend.”

NHS finished as the regional runner-up at Bixby on Saturday.

“Our goal all along was to qualify for state,” she said.  “We accomplished that on Saturday, now we’ll work on some things and perform better this Saturday.”

NHS performed their state routine Thursday at the middle school gym. 

“It’s a great opportunity for us to perform before a crowd and to prime the crowd for Saturday,” she said.  “Crowd participation is part of the score on Saturday so the fans can be a part in helping the cheer squad.  We always have a good following at state, we appreciate our fans so much for their support.”

The 2016 squad includes…..Halie Ford, Kenzie Guidry, Kyli Leven, Katelynn DeCosta, Kaelyn Bradley, Morgan Malone, Sydney Pitts, Whitney Tally, Kaitlynn Bloomfield, Jessie Schovanec, Jeffrey Hobbs, Sheridan Luis, MacKenzie Keeler, Ashley Butler, Morgan Richardson, Rylee Luis, Darien Monhatwa, Chloe Burke, Kiley Mills, Hailey Stone, Brooklynn Krenn, Heaven Riddle, Josie Brown, Shelby Bliss, Garrett Stone, Austin Peri, Dayton Cary, Kobe Fortenberry , Elijah Buzzard.  Managers: Madison Eubanks, Autum Coppinger  Head coach :  Kim Wilson,  Asst coaches: Baylie Wilson, Carley Baker


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