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3x State Champion MHS Cheer Hosts Seasons 1st Competition

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The three time defending state champion Milford High School cheerleading team will begin its competition season Sunday as the Scarlet Hawks welcome around 20 other schools to MHS.
The showcase will begin a whirlwind season for Milford, with invitational meets over the next two weekends taking the team into the league, regional and state competitions during the first three weekends in November. Every moment leading up to Sunday has been spent trying to perfect the 150-second routine. "Cheerleading is vastly different than other sports, they literally have 2 minutes and 30 seconds to get something right, there is no do over or second chance," said head coach Heather Johnson. "So it's a lot of work for a short amount of time to showcase." Milford has been working on perfecting technique over the past couple of months, whether
it's during the football games on Friday nights or their own practices after school. "That's the most important thing for the team, whether it's stunting or gymnastics or jumps, having proper technique is the most important thing," Johnson said. "If the technique is flawed, the end result will be flawed." Milford will have to weave the different elements that make up the routine, including stunts, tumbling and dance, into one cohesive performance. "We practice every day," Johnson said. "If we are cheering on Friday nights, we are always looking for chances to get some practice in during the game or a timeout. We are always trying to better ourselves, piece by piece, day by day." MHS will compete in a new division this year after the back-to-back-to-back titles in the coed bracket. The girls-only team will be in Division 2 this fall. "It's a little different this year, but they are just as talented and work just as hard," Johnson said. "It was wonderful having the boys but the girls are doing a great job and it's not like we have never done this before."
Johnson said the last three years were the first for her with a coed team in more than a decade. Sunday's competition will welcome schools from all over the state, from Duxbury to Longmeadow, Johnson said. Milford has seven seniors on its roster for the fall team, led by tri- captains Ariana Covino, Lucy Kingkade and Hayley Caliri. "They have been doing a good job getting the team ready and focused on the job at hand," Johnson said, "and that's being able to successfully complete a routine at the competitions we plan on attending."




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