Varsity Cheer brightens up the Shark Tank!


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SLHS Varisy Cheer Team poses for Hesperia’s local newspaper as they take a photo of the team.

Maria Puga-Trevino, Writer

The St. Louis cheer season officially began Aug. 25, 2022, at a home game against, which the Sharks ultimately lost by the end of the night.

So far, this season has been off to a rocky start at 0-3. Although the cheerleaders sometimes feel discouraged when cheering, they push through it for the support of the Shark varsity football players!

A varsity sideline cheerleader, Mikayla Haag, shared, “I think it’s going well.  We have a lot of underclassmen on our team that are stepping up. This helps us out a lot when things get hard, their drive and motivation really turns things around! As of now, we are working on very exciting things that we are looking forward to show the student section! Although, our football team is off to a rough start, we are all proud of them and the work they have put forth this season. On the behalf of the team, we are all excited to see what’s next!”

Jaycee Best, a junior on the varsity cheer team, explained, “I am really looking forward to the rest of the season. We have so much to offer this year and I’m excited to show what we’ve learned!” Best also sympathizes for the football team and is in hopes for a win this season.

Gabrielle Beckett, the varsity sideline cheer coach said, “I think the atmosphere within the team this year is way different than years past, which makes participation in events so much more fun. Everyone is eager to help out and offer new ideas! I think the biggest thing we need to work on is taking everything to the next level!”

It appears that the lady Sharks are excited for what’s to come next. The Sharks will be going head to head with Ithaca on our home field.