Gentry, Decatur cheer teams fare well in Har-Ber competition
SPRINGDALE — Sometimes it is easy to forget that cheerleading is more than just standing on the sidelines motivating fans to get up and support their favorite teams; it is a competitive sport just like football, basketball and soccer. The Gentry Pioneer and Decatur Bulldog senior cheer squads, along with the Gentry junior high teams, traveled to Springdale Nov. 3 to compete in the Har-Ber High School Invitational Cheer Competition.
Gentry varsity team competed in the 4A allgirls senior division, while the junior high team competed in the all-girls division. Decatur competed in the 1-3A game-day division.
For the Gentry senior team, a few minor mistakes did not hurt its overall performance, and the girls brought home the first-place trophy. The junior high team earned a second-place trophy in its division.
The Decatur Bulldogs had a nearly flawless performance, earning the cheer team the first-place trophy in the 1-3A division for the second straight year.
All three teams had their own cheerleaders, with supporters from Gentry and Decatur filling the floor and chairs in front of the performance mats.
The Pioneer cheer team’s routine at Har-Ber High School in Springdale Nov. 3 included this finale.
Members of the Decatur Cheer team execute their gameday routine during the Har-Ber High School Cheer competition in Springdale Nov. 3.