Cheer gets ready for basketball season’

 Cheer gets in the winter spirit, getting ready for basketball, volunteering, and community outreach this season.

Cheer gets in the winter spirit, getting ready for basketball, volunteering, and community outreach this season.

After a two week break, the cheer team is getting right back on track with practices every Monday to Thursday from 3:30-4:45.

“I like the break between the two seasons because it gives us more time to do other activities, but I end up really missing cheer people and cheer in general,” sophomore Julia Doherty said.

Since football season is over, the cheer team is practicing and preparing for the basketball games on Fridays from now on.

“Basketball season is more intense to cheer for because each squad cheers and performs at two games (boys and girls) on the same day,” head coach Lynn Currie said.  

However, most of the cheerleaders are up for the increased intensity of the basketball season.

“I personally prefer cheering at basketball games, since they're more fast paced, and I understand it better,” junior Gracy Burdick said. “The only difference for me is that there's less space to cheer for basketball, compared to football.”  

In addition to cheering on the basketball teams this season, cheer will also be venturing to Talbot Toys to gather presents which they will deliver to the Burlingame Fire Department for the Toys for Tot program.

“My hopes for basketball season is good weather, a healthy, happy squad and the teams successfully learning new dances and stunt sequences at a faster pace,” Currie said.

Posted on December 19, 2017 .