Massac cheer team begins second year of competition

Pictured on front row, from left: Emma Estes, Katie Thompson,Maley Sumnlers, Kara Womack and Courtney Burgess. Back row, from left: Nikki White, Alison Brown, Kennedy Burgess, Katie Hannan and Alli Hannan.

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The Massac County Competitive Cheer Team began its second year of competing in December. Its first competition of the season was on Saturday, Dec. 15 at the Mt. Vernon Invitational. In Massac's first competition the team qualified for the Illinois Cheerleading Coaches Association (ICCA) state tournament. On Dec. 21 Massac took second place in the Benton Invitational. The team will travel to Springfield Jan. 10-11 to compete in the ICCA state tournament in the small varsity division. Pictured on front row, from left: Emma Estes, Katie Thompson, Maley Sumnlers, Kara Womack and Courtney Burgess. Back row, from left: Nikki White, Alison Brown, Kennedy Burgess, Katie Hannan and Alli Hannan. The team consists of 10 members, and is coached by Courtney Reed, Jenna Herbst and Mandy Hannan. The team will begin competing in the Illinois High School Association in late January.

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