High School Athletes Discuss Involvement at Manitou

High School Athletes Discuss Involvement at Manitou

Aubrey Hall, Student Life Editor

August 20, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase, Sports

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, Varsity Cheer Freshman, Talks Sport

Marissa Thomas, Reporter

October 4, 2016


Filed under Features, Showcase

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

Murdock, 8-Season Cheerleader, Retires from Manitou Cheer

Anela Wright, Reporter

March 3, 2016


Filed under News

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

Heartbreaking Loss for Reigning State Cheer Champs

Aubrey Hall, Photography Editor

December 15, 2015


Filed under Showcase, Sports

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

Cheerleaders Place First at League Competition

Aubrey Hall, Photography Editor

December 3, 2015


Filed under Showcase, Sports

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

Fall Sports Preview: Cheerleading

September 4, 2015


Filed under Showcase, Sports

“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...

Sophomore Kory Mitchell takes to the competition floor for the first time

Sophomore Kory Mitchell takes to the competition floor for the first time

Lily Reavis, Reporter

January 27, 2015


Filed under News, Showcase, Sports

Manitou Springs High School sophomore Kory Mitchell has been on the Manitou Springs Cheer team for four seasons, but this weekend was her first time on a competition floor. For Mitchell, who has Down syndrome, this was the payoff for seasons of hard work. Earlier this year, the Manitou Springs Cheer team pl...

Cheerleading Places First at State (UPDATE: Watch video of winning routine)

Cheerleading Places First at State (UPDATE: Watch video of winning routine)

Aubrey Hall, Reporter

December 12, 2014


Filed under Showcase, Sports

All were abuzz with anticipation last Saturday, December 6, as our cheerleaders prepared to compete at the Denver Coliseum. After some brief practice, pep talks, and team photos, the girls took the floor. They performed to the song "Centuries" by Fall Out Boy, as well as a cheer that included our schoo...

Cheerleaders Place First at League

Cheerleaders Place First at League

Sita Ahlen and Aubrey Hall

November 21, 2014


Filed under Showcase, Sports

Manitou Springs' High School Cheerleading team attended league on Thursday, November 20th. Out of the eight cheer teams at the event, Manitou took the floor second to last. They overcame several blips, and narrowly avoided some as well. One cheerleader nearly landed off of the mat, having t...

Fall Sports Preview: Manitou Cheer Continues to Thrive

Fall Sports Preview: Manitou Cheer Continues to Thrive

Ted Weiss

September 16, 2014


Filed under Features, Showcase, Sports

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 2011 and 2012, and placing second in 2013. Manitou cheer’s five seniors, four-year cheerleaders Brianna...

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