Cedar­town shakes off Cartersville loss, Sports

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The Cedar­town Lady Bull­dogs com­pe­ti­tion cheer team just can’t be stopped.

A trip down to Colum­bus State Univer­sity ended up pro­vid­ing the Lady Bull­dogs an­other win as they get close to mid­sea­son for com­pe­ti­tion cheer.

They moved to 3-0 with the vic­tory at the Pam Carter In­vi­ta­tional last week­end on Satur­day, Sept. 30, fac­ing teams from the re­gion in­clud­ing Chapel Hill, LaGrange and Troup County along with sev­eral oth­ers from AAAA com­pe­ti­tion cheer, ac­cord­ing to head coach Brigitte Tillery. They were able to im­prove on last week’s win­ning score as well.

“Al­though their score jumped a few points, and the team earned a first place win, there re­mains prob­lem­atic ar­eas in the rou­tine that will see hours ded­i­cated to the im­prove­ment of these skills this week,” Tillery said. “The open­ing in­ver­sion up to our stunt has been a prob­lem each week, but we are de­ter­mined to per­fect this skill to earn these points in the rou­tine and on the score sheet.”

She said that even though they need some work on the in­ver­sion, one area that was most im­proved was the team’s pyra­mid stunt.

“One of the cheer­lead­ers who was re­cently suf­fered a knee in­jury that has pre­vented her from ex­e­cut­ing her high level of tum­bling is back and tum­bling strong to help earn high marks,” Tillery added. “Pre­ven­tion of in­juries is im­por­tant at this point in the sea­son and we work daily to build stamina and strength to help keep our squad com­pet­ing at a high level.”

She said that she told the team on Satur­day last week that “it’s not the team with the best cheer­lead­ers that wins, it’s the cheer­lead­ers with the best team that wins and our cheer­lead­ers work amaz­ingly well as a team to achieve suc­cess.”

“We are super proud of them ev­ery day for their com­mit­ment to mak­ing Cedar­town cheer­lead­ers great,” Tillery said.

The Lady Bull­dogs — keep­ing up their win­ning streak at 10-0 af­ter tak­ing the state cham­pi­onship last year — will pick back up next week at Hill­grove High School as the reg­u­lar sea­son sched­ule con­tin­ues.

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The Cedar­town Lady Bull­dogs com­pe­ti­tion cheer squad took first place in Colum­bus, keep­ing up their win­ning streak so far for 2017.

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