Dancing for a goal: competitions end, performances remain

Carly Lefton, 12, Rupali Jain, 12, Katie Pruitt, 12, at the boys Varsity basketball game. The Flyerettes performed at halftime along with the cheerleaders. They danced their pom routine. Photo courtesy of McDaniel’s Photography
Carly Lefton, 12, Rupali Jain, 12, Katie Pruitt, 12, at the boys Varsity basketball game. The Flyerettes performed at halftime along with the cheerleaders. They danced their pom routine. Photo courtesy of McDaniel’s Photography.

The Flyerettes competed at OASSA Regionals Feb. 2. Their goal was to qualify for State. The team has been working all year for these competitions.

The girls practice twice a week and perform at the boys Varsity basketball games, to get extra practice time. The team dances their pom at the basketball games that gives them a chance to fix any mistakes before competing for a panel of judges.

Even though competition season is over, the team is preparing for the last five games of the basketball season and performing at a UC women’s basketball game.  These will be their last performances of the season before it is time for tryouts for next year.

The Flyerettes consists of 19 girls, 12 who are seniors. The team will be losing over half of their members. It will be important to gain members for next season.

Upcoming Events:

Basketball game vs Princeton: Feb. 7
Basketball game vs Lakota East : Feb 8
Basketball game vs Miamisburg: Feb 11