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NEWS
By Michael Miller | April 4, 2006
An Estancia High School cheerleader injured during practice last week remained hospitalized in critical condition Monday. The incident has baffled administrators and stunned the Westside school community. On Friday afternoon, 11th-grader Taylor Schow was taken to Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian after suffering what initially appeared to be a minor injury. She had continued practicing after accidentally colliding with another cheerleader in the gym, but soon reported feeling dizzy and nauseous.
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NEWS
February 18, 2014
The Costa Mesa High School cheer team took home a top honor from the National Cheerleaders Assn. last week. The team won the American School Spirit Award, which names the top overall cheer program in the nation for contributions made in community service, academics, school spirit and cheer skills. Kori Johnson, the Costa Mesa High cheer coach and advisor, said she almost didn't apply for the award this year. "No team had ever won it twice," she said. "I didn't think we'd win again.
NEWS
January 8, 2014
Twenty-four sixth-graders performed as cheerleaders for the first time in front of their peers during an assembly at Whittier Elementary School Wednesday morning. Two Newport Harbor High School pep squad members, Ocean Aragon and Matilda Higman, and their advisor, Kris Higman, visited Whittier Elementary in Costa Mesa this week to teach the students the dance routine for their show. "It's all about self-empowerment," Higman said. "It's that 'You can do anything' idea. The students really seemed to have fun and enjoy themselves.
NEWS
September 7, 2001
Deirdre Newman COSTA MESA -- When the Estancia High Eagles blazed onto the field to kick off the football season Thursday night, a full cheerleading squad enthusiastically rooted them on. But it wasn't until Thursday afternoon that three-fourths of the varsity squad found out they would be cheering on their football team. Six of the eight girls had originally been told they would be sidelined during all or part of the game because they had missed some practices in August.
NEWS
April 21, 2000
COSTA MESA - Orange Coast College's co-ed cheer and dance squads will conduct auditions for the 2000-2001 season May 5-6 on the OCC campus. Auditions for the dance team will be held on May 5 in OCC's Robert B. Moore Theatre from 5-10 p.m., while the cheer tryouts will be conducted on May 6 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. in front of the Basil H. Peterson Gymnasium, just off of Fairview Road. Both the dance and cheer squads won national titles in January at the Universal Cheerleaders Association National Championships, held at Walt Disney World/MGM Resorts in Orlando, Florida.
NEWS
August 3, 2002
Deirdre Newman With clenched teeth, Costa Mesa High School cheerleader McCall Marshall dug her feet into the palms of two other cheerleaders and let herself be hoisted up to strike a "liberty" pose. Then she let herself fall into the arms of her two teammates as they caught her in a cradle position. And this was only the first day of summer cheerleading camp. McCall's trust in her fellow cheerleaders is a testament to the teamwork that Coach Jennifer Roark says is a hallmark of the squad.
NEWS
January 8, 2002
Deirdre Newman NEWPORT BEACH -- Prospective cheerleaders at Newport Harbor High School, who have endured an emotional roller coaster over the past month, will find out today whether they can order their sweaters and pompoms for the upcoming cheer season. The Newport Harbor cheerleading community has been torn apart by mixed signals from Principal Michael Vossen as to how many girls will be allowed to participate. After listening to the girls Monday, Vossen said he will announce this afternoon how many girls will earn coveted spots on the school's two squads.
SPORTS
By CMHS CHEER | August 27, 2008
The Costa Mesa High School Cheer squads just returned back from their summer camp at UCSB. Both squads learned new materials, challenged themselves on harder stunting and bonded as a new team. The girls out did themselves and dominated the competition in the evaluations and competitions. The varsity team consisting of Captains: Brianna Endo, Lauren Borboa and Ally Krikorian, Chelsea Liebel, Sara Tith, Teagan La Bare, Bree La Bare, Bree Arellano, Jenny Huebner, Cierra Fullmer, Kelsey Finch, Katie Weber, Krystal Fisk, Charlene Hack, Elainne Huaong, Patricia Cruz and Yazzy Tyler Won CAMP CHAMPS, all superior ribbons on their evaluations, LArge Superior Trophy, spirit sticks every night, top banana and the special spirit stick called the Smooth Moves Stick that only 5 schools were awarded throughout the entire nation this summer at UCA camps.
SPORTS
December 6, 2012
The Costa Mesa High cheerleaders won the Southern California Regional title in their division at the Universal Cheerleaders Assn. competition that took place this past weekend. The Costa Mesa girls earned first place in the large varsity non-tumbling division, bringing home the trophy and championship banner. They also received a bid to the National High School Cheerleading Championships in Orlando, Fla. The team also won in the Time Out dance division. This season, Costa Mesa has won three division titles (Sharp, Golden State Spirit Assn.
NEWS
By Lauren Williams | October 8, 2011
IRVINE - A green tent and a table lined with dozens of cupcakes was set up alongside the skinny sapling planted in memory of 14-year-old cheerleader Ashton Sweet, who died after a car crash on Memorial Day weekend. Friday would have been Sweet's 15th birthday, and friends and family gathered at Irvine Boulevard and Culver Drive to honor the memory of the Northwood High School freshman who prosecutors assert was killed by a suspected drunk driver. "We feel so connected to this spot.
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