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NHS Cheer at regional Saturday
9/27/2013 5:19:15 PM
Last Updated:
9/18/2014 3:32:38 PM

  by Scott Cloud/Newkirk Herald Journal

 Newkirk Co-Ed Cheer received their regional assignments this week, the Tigers will travel to Bixby on Sept. 20.
 The Tigers will compete at 4 p.m.

 “We are excited to compete on Saturday,” said Tiger cheer coach Kim Wilson.  “The kids have worked hard in their preparation, now it’s just a matter of putting everything together.”

 The Tigers have been working on their routine since mid-July, they’ve actually been practicing since June.

 “We practice twice per week during the summer and then some of the kids take gymnastics as well,” Wilson said.
 “When school starts, we practice three times per week and this week, we’ve been going every morning at 6:30 a.m.”

 “The kids really love that,” Wilson joked.

 “We have a number of kids that are in softball and football so they are really busy,” Wilson said.  “It takes a lot of time and effort.”

 Wilson said she is excited about the team’s routine for regional.

 “It’s a very difficult routine,” she said.  “But I think it’s the type of routine that if we hit it well, it will bring a high score.”

 Other teams in the regional are Cushing, Sperry, Vinita, Sequoyah (Tahlequah), Weleetka, and Bristow.

 The other regional is at Chickasha.  Competitors at Chickasha include Newcastle, Harding Fine Arts, Elk City, Sulphur, and Bridge Creek.

 The state competition will be at Norman on September 27.

 “I’ve been telling our kids that winning regional would be nice,” Wilson said.  “But our goal this week is to advance to the state meet.  That’s the most important thing.”

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