Toombs County Cheer Dawgs prepare for 2016 season

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The Toombs County competition cheerleading team has been practicing all summer to get ready for the 2016 season. Last year the Cheer Dawgs saved their best effort for the Region 1 AAA competition in Statesboro. The girls scored 244 point and finished third sending them to Columbus for state competition.  slideshow

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Seniors (from left) Kara Hayes Brucyn Fitzgerald and Cheyenne Kelley

In 2016 TCHS will compete in AA in Region 2. The Cheer Dawgs return three seniors- Kara Hayes, Bricyn Fitzgerald and Cheyenne Kelley. Hayes, the team’s best tumbler was chosen out of a pool of over 200 cheerleaders, from all classifications, to be one of 40 to compete for GCCA Cheerleader of the Year. On August 6 she traveled to Columbus State, with her stunt group, for the competition. Unfortunately, she did not make the top 16. The Cheerleader of the Year will be announced at the GHSA Cheerleading State Championships in November.

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The team also includes two juniors- Lauren Floyd and Brooke Morris, four sophomores- Shanne Fitzgerald, Divoria Gaffney, Emma Lucke and Maggie Wright and six freshman- Kiley Banks, McKenzie Grimes, Sarah Kelly, Cailey McCorkle, Madi Mimbs and Carlie Partin. The flyers are Brooke Morris, Emma Lucke and McKenzie Grimes.

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This season the Cheer Dawgs will seek higher scores with more difficult tumbling passes and other more challenging elements.

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The Cheer Dawgs are coached by Kate Parker and she is assisted by Carolina Genereux.

2016 Toombs County Cheerleading Schedule

September 17- at Jones County High School in Gray
September 24- at West Laurens High School
October 15- at Vidalia High School
October 22- at Statesboro High School
October 29- at Swainsboro High School
November 5- Region Competition at West Laurens High School
Novemeber 11 and 12- GHSA State Sectionals and Finals at Columbus