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.

Mady Caywood, Senior Reporter

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 a routine dazzling enough to try and win a State Title. For the past few years, the MSHS team has...

Cheerleading Excels at State Competition

Ella Slater (11) has been on the cheer team for three years, and this year went to compete at State with the team.

Clover Bernard, Reporter

December 17, 2018

On December 5th, the MSHS Cheerleading Team showcased their upcoming state routine in the high school gym. This was for the parents, friends and students who couldn’t make it up to the 2018 State Spirit Championship at the Denver Coliseum. This showcase was also to display all of the hard work th...

Tumbling Into Leagues

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

Kayla Hendricks and Madi March, Junior Reporters

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 day. Trust, friendship and hard work are just a few of the qualities that cheerleaders must have. Thro...

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.

Parker Smith, Production Editor

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. The competition season is based around impressing judges to beat out other teams. The sport...

High School Athletes Discuss Involvement at Manitou

Anela Wright (12) knows that it can be hard for freshmen when they don't get a varsity position right away, but encourages them not to give up. After practicing and trying out for the cheerleading team again, she was immediately put into varsity.

Aubrey Hall, Student Life Editor

August 20, 2017

Athletics have been a keystone of the American high school experience for decades, and every year it becomes a more competitive endeavor for students to undertake. Additionally, for athletes who meet a certain performance standard, sports can be a vital source of financial aid, with US colleges ...

Ella Slater, Varsity Cheer Freshman, Talks Sport

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

Marissa Thomas, Reporter

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 that she made varsity, because she hadn't been practicing over the summer aside from attending the...

Murdock, 8-Season Cheerleader, Retires from Manitou Cheer

Ryan Murdock and Alice Stoneback at the February 16 home Basketball game

Anela Wright, Reporter

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 by the 2016 cheer team for her commitment for the past four years. The girls lined up with roses, eac...

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.

Aubrey Hall, Photography Editor

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 leading up to the cheerleaders’ most important annual competition, there was the loss of their hea...

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.

Aubrey Hall, Photography Editor

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. This was the first time in three years that Manitou has hosted the event. After weeks of early ...

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 for each other.” The Manitou Springs Cheer Team had a successful season last school year. Followi...

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