Cheer squad aiming to finish near-perfect competition season with state title


February 9, 2022

Shannon Towery

Sweet Home Competition Cheer members are, in front from left, Gracie Vaughn, Kiera Selby and TarahMae Meadors. Averie Medellin, at right, is a sideline cheerleader, but doesn't compete. In rear are, from left, Tayler Clair, Tearanie Kaufmann, Kenadie King, Luka Ogden, Zaylee Egner, Kylie Hayes and Peyton Lindsey.

Like all the other high school sports, COVID has impacted Sweet Home's competitive cheerleaders, who are aiming this Saturday, Feb. ##, for their fourth state title in Coach Amber Rosa's 12 years at the helm.

"We've had too many second places to be comfortable with," Rosa said last week as her team prepared for their final regular-season competition, where they had their first look at their arch-competitor Gladstone. Thanks to a "technical" flaw, they finished second – for the first time in an otherwise perfect season.

It's been a "tough" year, said Rosa.

"We've been in and out of quara...

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