Cheer team defends district title

The Louisa County High School competition cheer team once again stands at the top of the Jefferson District. The Lions brought the district championship trophy home from the competition at Monticello High School on Oct. 16.

The win marks the second year in a row that the Lions have claimed the top spot in the Jefferson District, winning last year’s championship with a score of 356 points for their routine.

“These athletes work extremely hard,” Lions’ coach Jennifer Wilson said. “Most cheer both sideline and competition, so they are juggling two teams, plus their school work. Bringing home two district titles back to Louisa helps to prove that their hard work and dedication to this team, and their school, really pays off.”

The Lions scored 231 points with their routine to win the title. Monticello finished second with 201 and Albemarle was third with 169.

“They had another clean routine,” Wilson said. “The judges were impressed with their energy and difficulty levels with stunts and tumbling.”

With the district championship under their belts, the Lions looked to the Virginia High School League Region 4B championship on Oct. 26 at Caroline High School. Results will appear in the Oct. 31 edition of The Central Virginian.

“[The girls] love the support they get from the athletics department and community and hope they will have a big crowd to cheer them on at regionals,” Wilson said.

The regional competition begins at 11 a.m.