Kent Is­land var­sity cheer team wins re­gion­als

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STEVENSVILLE — Kent Is­land High’s var­sity cheer team at­tended East Re­gion­als this past Sat­ur­day, Nov. 3, at Har­ford Com­mu­nity Col­lege in Bel Air. They com­peted against the top 10 high school teams from the East in­clud­ing: Here­ford, Eastern Tech, Har­ford Tech, Spar­rows Point, Pat­ter­son Mill, North East, North Har­ford, Pikesville, Bo­hemia Manor and Ris­ing Sun.

Kent Is­land scored above all of the teams with a to­tal score of 121.75. Here­ford High took a close sec­ond with a score of 121.5.

Kent Is­land outscored other teams in dif­fi­culty lev­els but lost some points in their ex­e­cu­tion scores with stunt­ing. A stunt fall came with a de­duc­tion, but their dif­fi­culty scores in stunts, pyra­mids, bas­kets and tum­bling was enough to se­cure a first place fin­ish.

When head coach Meghan Ar­boleda was asked what sep­a­rates Kent Is­land from other teams within the state, she said, “Def­i­nitely our tum­bling and dif­fi­culty. Both of th­ese things set us apart and we are known for it through­out the state.”

The state com­pe­ti­tion will be held next Sat­ur­day at Har­ford Com­mu­nity Col­lege at noon.

Coach Laura Schroyer said, “The teams that are on our radar go­ing into states are: Da­m­as­cus, Mar­riotts Ridge and Here­ford. We need to hit a clean rou­tine to en­sure our fifth state ti­tle.”

Coach Meg Cayer added, “They need to keep prac­tic­ing hard this week and fo­cus on per­fect­ing their rou­tine so they can hit a solid per­for­mance at states.”

Kent Is­land has won the last four state ti­tles and an­tic­i­pates a week of hard prac­tices to bring in their fifth state ti­tle.


Kent Is­land High School Var­sity Cheer Team with their 1a2a East Re­gional Plaque. They will com­pete for the state cham­pi­onship next week­end.

Var­sity hit­ting their team stand­ing back tucks.

Se­nior Skyler Brazell hit­ting her hitch kick full bas­ket.

Ju­nior Mag­gie Groff hit­ting a toe touch.

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