MSHS Cheer Team Takes On State

The Cheer Team executed their stunts perfectly at the State Cheer Competition, including this impressive and in-sync lift.
December 13, 2019

On Friday, December 6th, 2019, the Manitou Springs High School (MSHS) Cheer team performed at the Denver Coliseum for the State Cheer competition. The MSHS cheer team has been working for months to perfect...

Tumbling Into Leagues

The MSHS Cheerleading team compete at Leages, and win first in the COED division.
December 5, 2018

Being a cheerleader means having dignity and representing the school through your actions. Everyone on the team has to work as one to perform the dangerous stunts that take place almost every...

Cheer Preview: There’s No “I” in Team

Bri Anderson (11) has a dance background that helps her with her success on the cheer team. She is one of the upperclassman on the team, which means she is a leader to others.
November 27, 2018

The 2018-2019 Manitou Springs High School Cheerleading team is full of excitement and chemistry between the coaches and players. This new season differs from what one might see at other sports competitions....

Ella Slater, Varsity Cheer Freshman, Talks Sport

Ella Slater (9) cheers on the Mustangs at a home game against the Saint Mary's Pirates.
October 4, 2016

Ella Slater is a freshman at Manitou Springs High School. She tried out for the cheer team at the beginning of the school year, and made varsity. According to Slater, she was very excited and astonished...

Murdock, 8-Season Cheerleader, Retires from Manitou Cheer

Senior Ryan Murdock, 3 year varsity letter winner says goodbye.
March 3, 2016

Ryan Murdock (12) has been a cheerleader for twelve years, and has been on the Manitou Springs High School cheer team since her freshman year. At a recent basketball game, Murdock was recognized...

Heartbreaking Loss for Reigning State Cheer Champs

Ryan Murdock (12), Mahalia Henschel (12), and Kelsey Hartwig (12) lead the team in the completion of their jump sequence. All three girls have been on the cheer team since their freshman year.
December 15, 2015

As Manitou’s cheer team took to the performance floor on Friday, December 11 at the Denver Coliseum, they carried with them the hard work of a long and arduous week. Along with the usual pressures...

Cheerleaders Place First at League Competition

The team celebrates after being announced the Tri-Peaks League 3A League Champions. In the front, newcomers Zoe Schnurman (10) and Brooke Sedlacek (9) hug in excitement.
December 3, 2015

All were abuzz with anticipation on the evening of December 1, when cheerleaders and fans alike congregated in the new gym of Manitou Springs High School for the annual 3A Tri-Peaks League competition....

Fall Sports Preview: Cheerleading

Ryan Murdock (12) leads a cheer at an early-season practice. The team has a new coach this year, Kaitlyn McTamney. McTamney hopes to change the aesthetic of the cheerleaders, making them more serious athletes and teaching them better technique.
September 4, 2015

“Our role is to promote teamwork and leadership in everything we do, in school and cheer,” says Ryan Murdock (12). “This past year, the team was really close because of our unconditional love...

Fall Sports Preview: Manitou Cheer Continues to Thrive

Despite turbulent changes in coaching staffs over the last three years, the team prides itself on its close-knit and supportive attitude.
September 16, 2014

Over the last four years, Manitou’s cheerleaders have had what is arguably their greatest stint in the history of the program, winning first place at state in the 3A category two years in a row in...

Nail Biting First Night for New Coaches

Our very own Manitou Mustangs set up for a play against Faith Christian.
September 8, 2014

The football game was riddled with anticipation on the first home Friday night of the season two weeks ago; not only because it was the first game of the season, but also because it was a night for...

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