• James Townsend

Portland Varsity Cheer Wins Home Competition

The Portland Varsity Cheer team won the 3rd annual Portland Winterfest Invitational on Saturday, January 6th.

At the varsity level, Owosso finished second and Fowlerville finished third behind the Raiders.

At the middle school level, Portland Red took first, Charlotte took second, Portland White took third, and Fowlerville finished fourth.

Below is a recap of the squad’s results in other contests this year:

  • December 9th at Comstock Park for the CCCAM Scholarship Meet. PHS finished 4th out of six teams with a total score 623.96.

  • December 16th at Dewitt for the CAAC Scholarship Meet. Finished 4th out of 12 teams with a total score of 693.74.

  • December 18th at Ovid-Elsie Invite. Finished 2nd out of six teams with a total score of 697 **Highest score in Round 3 yet this season with a 290.

  • January 10th at 1st CAAC League Meet this season at Williamston. PHS finished 2nd out of six teams with a total score of 660.82. CAAC White is Charlotte, Eaton Rapids, Fowlerville, Lansing Catholic, Portland, and Williamston.

  • January 13th at Lakewood Cheer Fest. Finished 2nd out of five teams with a total score of 708.84. Highest score Round 1 with 225.8. Highest Round 2 score with 199.34. Highest Total Score with 708. 84.

The remainder of the 2017-2018 schedule is:

  • January 19th at Grand Rapids West Catholic 6pm.

  • January 24th at Charlotte CAAC White League Meet 6pm.

  • January 31st at Grandville 6pm.

  • February 3rd at Kenowa Hills 10am.

  • February 10th at Alma 10am.

  • February 16th at Districts Comstock Park 6pm (Top four move on to Regionals).

Head coach Mindy Blaschka said, “Our quote this season is ‘Earned Never Given.’” Blaschka added, “Our goal from week to week is to improve and beat our best scores/performance from the last time on the mat.”

This year’s varsity cheer roster is:

Adams, Brooke Junior

Blaschka, Keirstyn Senior

Blaschka, Talia Freshman

Cassel, Joslyn Sophomore

Cowden, Makayla Sophomore

Hernandez, Keanah Senior

Hernandez, Kimbelee Freshman

Jones, Lindsey Sophomore

Kmetz, Kaitlin Junior

Krause, Maria Sophomore

Martin, Aubrey Junior

Moffatt, Jenasen Sophomore

Russell, Elizabeth Sophomore

Schafer, Lindsey Senior

Thomas, Dezirae Senior

VanHorn, Madison Junior

Wilson, Julia Sophomore

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