Frederick County Cheer 01

The Linganore High School cheerleading team celebrates at the Frederick County Cheerleading Competition at Governor Thomas Johnson High School on Monday. With a score of 122.15, the Lancers won the competition and are advancing to the regionals.

Lights danced across the sparkling fabric of uniforms as the voices filled the gymnasium. A vibrant sea of varying school colors flowed throughout the crowded room while the teams prepared for the event.

Cheerleaders from across the county gathered Monday night at the Frederick County Cheerleading Competition at Gov. Thomas Johnson High School to showcase their routines. The teams were judged on two-and-a-half minute routines, consisting of various stunts, tumbling, jumps, and tosses.

After all teams had performed, the results for the event were revealed.

With 122.15 points, the Linganore Lancers earned first place in the competition. The Lancers are the reigning state champions from 2019 and will be advancing to the regional competition next week.

After missing a year due to the pandemic, Frederick County Public Schools squads from Brunswick, Thomas Johnson, Linganore, Middletown, Frederick, Urbana, and Oakdale high schools — cycled through performances, one after another.

Once the music sounded through the room, the teams delved into their routines to cheer for their schools. Fliers were thrown through the air, with the bases on the team catching them below. Like the fleeting moments of the routines, the last team entered the mat and the performances came to an end.

Those defining few minutes were the gateway to the next step in the competition — a spot for the varsity teams in the Regionals Competition, happening on Nov. 6 at Harford Community College. Winners of the regionals will then advance to the state final on Nov. 13.

(9) comments

threecents

Cheerleading is so weird to me, but that is just me.

C.D.Reid

It's gone from simple Rah, Rah, Rah cheer leading to more of a choreographed art form. I rarely watch it, but I do appreciate the effort that the girls put into it.

bpsws

I hope school officials are noting the many in this photo without masks or masks worn improperly.

C.D.Reid

If masks weren't required, and it appears they weren't, so what? If you want to live your life behind a mask, go right ahead, but you don't need to worry about others who aren't required to. If you don't want to be around people who don't wear masks when they don't have to, then just don't be around them. That's simple enough, isn't it?

Plumbum

And David, YOU don’t need to school grown adults in what they need to or don’t need to do. You’re no one’s master. That’s simple enough, isn’t it?

C.D.Reid

Still don't get it that the FNP won't answer to your whining here in the thread, do ya Pb? I'll tell you what, hold your breath for a reply from them, OK? [lol][lol][lol]

Plumbum

FNP MODS:

The above comment from Reid is bullying in nature. Can you tell us which rules you are enforcing this week and not enforcing this week, so I know if I should report it or not?

Bart Rowe

Congratulations to all of the athletes. They all put in a lot of time and effort.

C.D.Reid

[thumbup][thumbup][thumbup] Cheerleading has evolved into a real art.

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