WCS has two more state titles to add to its collection!
The Centennial High and Ravenwood High cheerleading squads were crowned state champs in their respective divisions at this year’s Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association (TSSAA) competition.
“These athletes have worked extremely hard since May to build skills and increase the level of difficulty going into this competitive season,” said CHS Head Cheer Coach Chasity Carter. “Being state champions last year added a bit of pressure, but they handled the stress with great poise and confidence. It was so nice to see all their hard work come to fruition and pay off for them on the floor.”
Members of the squad are Avery Anderson, Ally Alexandria Beard, Emma Kate Best, Brooklynn Biles, Katelyn Denno, Harly Dwyer, Audrey Eisner, Elli Helmintoller, Caroline Jones, Abbey Jordan, Madison Lawrence, Caroline Manning, Shelby Mathews, Faith Parks, Cassetty Parrish, Lily Shelton, Mackenzie Simpson, Ashton Smith, Anne Tenkhoff and Lauren Wilkinson.
Ravenwood High won the TSSAA State Championship in the Medium Varsity Division for the third year in a row.
This has been a banner season for the Raptors. Earlier this year, Ravenwood won first place at the Tennessee Regionals, placed first at the North Alabama Regionals and claimed the title of Grand Champions at the Blackman High School Invitational. The team also earned a bid to the UCA National High School Championships.
“It was such an honor to be able to represent Ravenwood and to win the state title,” said RHS senior Kylie Bethley. “Now we have one final goal, and that is to win the National title for our school, community and state. We will be practicing hard the next couple of months and hopefully our hard work will pay off in February.”
Members of the squad are Kylie Betchley, Olivia Corley, Sydney Dagostino, Bri Fick, Sydney Fordice, Aerial Griffin, Aly Hankins, Logan Jordan, Reghan Jordan, Sarak Klippenstein, Morgan Lanius, Bailey Martin, Lauren Martin, Greta Peterson, Brooke Phillips and Becca Zaves. They are coached by Barbee Morgan, Kacy Herald and Jay Noffsinger. Their faculty sponsor is Stephanie Dykes.