Competition cheer teams reach midway point of season

Competition cheer teams around the area have competed in numerous meets, and after 4 weeks of action, there are several local programs that stand out.


The Lady Tigers, coached by Dianne Cottrell, have competed in two events thusfar. The girls scored a 75 in their latest competition, and had a 51 in the first. Their average is 63 for the two events.


Dawson’s program has competed in 4 events to this point, averaging a 72.5 on their routines. That includes an 80 the last time out, a 74.5 the week prior, 73 before that, and a 62.5 in the Lady Tigers’ first competition. That shows an upward trajectory for the team, coached by Kim Fleming. Dawson was 3rd at state in each of the past two seasons, and Runner-Up in 2018.


The Lady Raiders have a pair of competitions under their belts, scoring a 56 in the most recent and a 47 before that. That has the 6A program at an average of 51.5. Habersham is seeking a return to the state competition for after not placing last season. Habersham, led by Christy Thompson, was 20th in 2019 and 17th the year prior.


The Lady Dragons, headed up by Christy Potts, are looking to continue its trend of being a state powerhouse, as evidenced by a state runner-up finish in both 2020 and 2019. Their 94.25 average score through 4 competitions is further evidence of the team’s prowess. Recently, the squad scored a 99 and 3 times this year have hit over 95.5.


Stephens County has averaged a 75.5 through 2 competitions, including a 79.5 in their most recent outing. The girls, coached by Cathy Thornton, were 10th overall at state last season, and have placed in each of the past 4 seasons.

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