The Turning Truth of Tumbling: How Two High Schoolers Defy Gravity

By J1 Reporter Tyler Raikar A tumblist will never forget that first, frightful feeling of hitting their first trick. For junior Grace Diers, her first trick came as a required skill needed for when she used to do competitive studio dance at Nebraska Dance Company. She was only a girl at this time, and tumbling… Read More The Turning Truth of Tumbling: How Two High Schoolers Defy Gravity

Cheer team performs at state, brings home runner-up trophy in traditional A category

GaeaKaan On Feb. 19 the competition cheerleading team concluded their season by taking home the state runner-up trophy in the Class A traditional category after competing in Grand Island, Neb. They scored an 86.5 with only a quarter point deduction throughout the entire routine. This accomplishment demonstrated the team’s dedication and hard work put in… Read More Cheer team performs at state, brings home runner-up trophy in traditional A category

What even is a cheer competition? : The inside scoop on the ambiguous world of back flips and toe-touches

Lily Blake When it comes to most sports, the winner of a game is absolute. However, in the world of competitive cheer, the winners are more nuanced. When they compete, it isn’t just against one team, it’s against multiple. Marian Varsity Cheer participates in competitions every year from June through February, and each goes a… Read More What even is a cheer competition? : The inside scoop on the ambiguous world of back flips and toe-touches

New Year, New Cheer: All-American Winners

amaleapoulos & vickiackermann  Being chosen as an All-American Cheerleader is one of the highest honors a cheerleader can earn. Cheerleaders try out for the prestigious title at national camps, but only a few are chosen. Marian is proud to introduce our four All-American Cheerleaders:   Keara Compton, Senior Favorite tumbling trick? Round-off back handspring multiples (round-off… Read More New Year, New Cheer: All-American Winners