If you have ever attended a Saucon Valley football game, you know that the cheerleaders who support the team work very hard to keep school and community spirit high. That’s why we are shining a spotlight on this year’s 11 senior cheerleaders, one of whom is Kylie Beller.
The SVSD campus was more alive than usual today after school with the official start of the 2016-2017 PIAA winter sports season. According to Panther Athletic Director Bob Frey, about 220 students have registered from grades 7-12 to participate in Saucon Valley School District winter sports. The kids were working hard all over campus this afternoon and evening preparing for a new season.
The 2016 PIAA Fall preseason is officially upon us. According to Saucon Valley Athletic Director Bob Frey, 413 student-athletes, including 49 Marching Band members, started their PIAA sanctioned practice sessions yesterday. The campus was buzzing with activity early in the morning and continued all day long until the band marched their way into the sunset.
Saucon Valley Youth cheerleaders competed in the 2016 Reach the Beach National Championships in Ocean City, Md., Saturday, where the Mighty Minis team (4th grade and under) received an honorable mention placement and Team Spirit (6th grade and under) was awarded third place. “Out of seven squads the Mighty Minis were one of three that got Honorable Mention, but we are all so proud of all of the girls for getting up on that high stage in front of so many spectators and doing a great job,” parent Karen Cooney said. “The scores showed they did really well,” she added. “They only had a couple points off that would have made the difference in ranking.” “The girls worked extremely hard this year and should be proud of their performances,” VP for cheerleading for the Saucon Valley Youth Sports Association Jeanne Reilly said.
Monday marked the start of the 2015 PIAA Fall sports season. Even though some teams have been holding voluntary skills and fitness sessions for months, teams from all over Pennsylvania officially began their practices on Monday–including the Panthers. In a sense, summer is now over for many of the 375 Saucon Valley student-athletes, as they are now committed to attending two grueling practices per day. Take a look at what was buzzing around the SVSD campus Monday morning. Saucon Source salutes all of our hard-working student-athletes!
Note: The following information was contributed. The Force All-Stars, an Allentown-based competitive cheerleading program, competed last weekend at the American Cheer Power Wild West Competition in Trenton, N.J.
Currently there are seven Saucon Valley girls involved in the program: Kayla Reifinger, Alexis Anderson, Destiny Reccek, Trinity Phetsavanh, Alyssa Romig, Parie Anna Hahalis and Alexis Royer. The girls compete on several different teams, including Lynx (Level 1 youth), Matrix (Level 2 small junior), Onyx (Level 3 senior) and Phoenix (Level 4 senior co-ed). At the Wild West Competition, Team Phoenix (pictured below) took first place, Team Onyx took third place, Team Matrix took fifth place and Team Lynx took third place. This weekend the younger teams will be competing at Disneyworld in Florida.