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Basketball Cheer

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By Brianne Ihnen


This year, there are eight basketball cheerleaders. They are coached by Alex Roberts. Cheyenne Nelson is the only senior. This is her third year doing basketball cheer. Cheye’s favorite part of cheerleading is, “Being able to support athletes in a way that is not just showing up to games, and having “cheer fights” with the other team.”

There are two juniors, Haley Norton and Marianne Nebelsick, who are both doing basketball cheer for the first time at H-LP this year. Haley's favorite part is being able to cheer with her friends. Marianne likes being around new people and yelling.

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Kaia Urwin and Grace Iverson are the only sophomores out this year. This is Kaia’s second year and Grace’s first year doing basketball cheer. Grace’s favorite part about cheer is being a part of such a great cheer group. Kaia likes hanging out with the other cheerleaders.

This year’s freshmen are Emma Niswander (missing from photo), Kelly Luitjens, and Taryn Ruge. This is their first time doing basketball cheerleading. Emma’s favorite part about cheer is stunting, while Kelly’s is seeing the crowd get into cheers at games, and Taryn's is being around friends.

The cheerleaders and dance team are hosting a dance/cheer camp, and the participants will perform at half-time of the girls’ basketball game on Thursday, January 17.

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