Dover High School competitive cheerleading squad captures championships

  • The Dover High School competitive cheer squad recently won the York-Adams title.
  • The Eagles followed that up by winning the District 3 Small Division Championship.
  • The Eagles will compete for a PIAA state title at the Giant Center in Hershey in January.

The Dover High School competitive cheerleading squad is enjoying a season to remember — and it's not over yet.

The Dover High School competitive cheerleading team is enjoying a championship season. In the front row, from left, are: Bradley Irrizarry, Universal Cheerleaders Association representative, Brooke Evans, Abby Reiber, Kara Becker and Ashlynn Myers. In the middle row, from left, are: Brooke Johnson, Tori Brennan, Emili Marlowe, Brooke Berkheimer, Londyn Sayers and Ashley Mitchell. In the back row, from left, are: Lauren Mumma, Alyssa Gilman, Elizabeth Brant, Cayla Lippert, Kaitlyn Staub, Samira Howard, Alexa Birgensmith and Lexi Lippert.

The Eagles started off by finishing first at the York-Adams League Championship in November.

The team then placed first out of 14 teams at the PIAA District 3 Small Division Championships on Saturday, Dec. 9, at Central Dauphin East High School.

A day later, the team traveled to Kutztown University to compete in its first Pocono Regional Competition, finishing in the top five and receiving a bid to the Universal Cheerleaders Association National Championships at Disney World in Florida in February 2018. 

The squad now has its sights set on the 2018 PIAA Competitive State Championship at the Giant Center in Hershey, Pennsylvania, on Friday, Jan. 19, and Saturday, Jan. 20.