Rebel Cheerleading Qualifies for Winter States


Rebel Cheerleaders at Award Ceremony

Lauren Scanlon

Rebel Cheerleaders at Award Ceremony
Rebel Cheerleaders at Award Ceremony

 The Walpole Cheerleading team competed in the South Sectional Regional Competition on Sunday, March 3 at Whitman-Hanson High School.  The girls were looking to come back with a strong performance after the disappointing showing at their last competition.  The Rebels were going into the competition looking for a bid to the MSSAA State Tournament that requires at score of 160 points.

 In the fall season, the girls took home the South Sectional Regional Champions trophy with a score of 175, the highest score in Rebel Cheerleading history. This time around the girls put on an unbelievable performance and proved they deserved a spot at states. Even though the girls only scored 164 points after a 4 point penalty due to a tumbling bust, and placed fourth overall in Division 2 behind North Attleboro, Hopkinton, and Milford it was one of their best performances to date with little or no mistakes at all. The Rebels were completely satisfied with their routine and could not have been asked to do it much better. 

 When receiving the scores after such a positive, dominating, and successful routine, the girls were disappointed with the results of a fourth place finish after being the reigning South Sectional Regional Champions. The girls received at bid to the MSSAA State Tournament on March 10 at Tantasqua Regional High School and will be preforming for a bid to Nationals. Although the girls already have a bid to Nationals from the fall season and are heading down to Orlando, Florida on March 28, whether or not they receive another bid this Sunday does not matter or take effect on their trip at the end of the month.

 The Rebels will be competing against the top 12 teams in division two for the MSSAA State Champion trophy and a bid to New England’s (top two teams). Divisions One and Two will be competing in the morning session starting at 10:30 AM at Tantasqua Regional High School.  Last season the girls finished fourth overall in the state scoring 165.25 points. The girls look forward to this weekend and are trying to break a higher score or place this time around at states.