Cheerleaders Take on the OHC Cheerleading Competition


Rebecca Horn

The team circling up for awards anxiously waiting for their results.

Kaylee Hart

On Saturday, the Madison-Plains Cheerleaders took the floor during the 2019 OHC League Competition at West Liberty Salem High School. 

They had an amazing turnout as the following teams made an appearance: the Cedarville Indians, Fairbanks Panthers, Greenon Knights, Greenview Rams, Madison-Plains Eagles, Mechanicsburg Indians, Northeastern Jets, Southeastern Trojans, Triad Cardinals,West Liberty Salem Tigers and the West Jefferson Roughriders.


The Eagles poured their hearts into their competition material, practicing several nights a week. They drilled their material multiple times and put in countless hours of work. 


Led by their upperclassmen, Addison Tesi, Alisha Higbee, Kaylee Hart, Shelby Jones, and Maddison Mullins huddled the team up to give a pep talk before the competition began.


“We reminded each other that whatever happened on the mat or what the results were, we loved one another and we’re glad we got the opportunity to represent our school,” said Head Captain Kaylee Hart.


They performed in the cheer, chant and dance portion, as well as the fight song portion. Their routine consisted of Fans in the Stands, The Eagles are Back, Green and Gold Lets Go, a two and a half minute dance, their Fight Song and We Say Madison you Say Plains. 


Shortly after performing their routine, the girls huddled around to dance, pray and tell each other how much they loved one another. 


Although the cheerleaders only placed 7th out of ten teams, they walked out with smiles on their faces knowing they gave it their all. 


Coach Rebecca Horn stated, “There was a lot of tough competition. We placed right in line with everyone else’s scores. 7th place out of ten in cheer, chant and dance. We have some feedback we can build on, but I’m excited for our next competition adventure.”