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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Tuesday, March 25, 2003

Radford cheerleaders win nationals

Advertiser Staff

Radford High brought Hawai'i its second national cheerleading championship of the year on Saturday.

The Rams won the nine-team small varsity coed division at the AmeriCheer National Championships at the Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Fla.

On Feb. 8, Kamehameha won the 64-team small varsity division of the National High School Cheerleading Championship, produced by the Universal Cheerleading Association, also at Walt Disney World.

There are "eight or nine" national cheerleading championships, according to a spokeswoman for AmeriCheer.

"Radford's routine had all the required elements and they executed them superbly," said Kasey Skobel, national events coordinator for Americheer.

Teams are required, within 2 1/2 minutes, to incorporate a cheer or chant, dance, tumbling and display jump skills, Skobel said.

Radford finished second to Kamehameha in the large squad division of the Hawai'i High School Athletic Association championships on March 15.

Team members:

Tamara Allen, Brittiany Broadwater, Sarah Covell (co-captain), Kimberly Cass (captain), Charity Cawley, Marichu Gano, DeMario Jordan, Lawrence Lucius, Christina Medina, Charlene Okada, Jordan Riley, Porsha Salinas, Kristina Salisbury, Monika Tacoronte, Jason Thompson, Paul Wickern, Jacquelynn Wilson (manager)


High schools seeking coaches:

• Kaimuki — girls volleyball, girls soccer, girls bowling. Phone Athletic Director Fred Lee at 733-4924 or send resume to him at 2705 Kaimuki Ave., Honolulu, HI 96816.

• Kalaheo — head varsity football. Send resumes to Lee Cashman, athletic director, 730 Iliana St., Kailua, HI 96734.

• Maryknoll — boys and girls volleyball coaches for varsity, junior varsity and intermediate teams. Send resumes to Pattie Heatherly, athletic director, Maryknoll Schools, 1526 Alexander St., Honolulu, HI 96822.

• Roosevelt — girls bowling. Send resumes to Athletic Director, 1120 Nehoa St., Honolulu, HI 96822, or phone athletic department at 587-4626.