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Battle of the Bows: Tyrone Cheer to Host Competition this Weekend

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Sara Shock
Tyrone Cheerleaders at the 2017 pink out game.

Ask any dancer or competition cheerleader and they will likely say that their sports are often unfairly stereotyped or overlooked because they are not school-sponsored activities at most schools.

But more than 4 million competitive cheerleaders compete in the United States each year, including about 20 Tyrone dancers and cheerleaders who compete with the Tyrone cheer squad or other organizations not affiliated with the Tyrone Area School District.

People should come and support the students who are involved in cheer and dance because they are very talented and deserve the same support that our other athletes get

— Olivia McMonagle

To showcase these athlete’s talents, Tyrone will host “Battle of the Bows,” a local cheer and dance team competition on January 13 that will include over 55 teams from across central Pennsylvania.

“The competition is a series of dancers and cheerleaders performing two-and-one-half-minute routines. This is a for-fun competition. People should come and support the students who are involved in cheer and dance because they are very talented and deserve the same support that our other athletes get,” said Olivia McMonagal, Tyrone junior and member of the Volition Cheer All Staes.

Along with other high school cheer squads that will be separated into a different division from the local gyms.

Gyms and dance schools attending the Tyrone competition include teams from Bellwood, Bellefonte, Windber, Volition, Revolution, Nova, Fame, Starz, and Rail City.

Teams competing with Tyrone students are the Tyrone Cheer Squad, Tyrone’s Dance Fusion, Nova Elite, and Volition Cheer All-Stars.

Members of the Tyrone Cheer Squad competing are seniors Mercedes Miller, Lauren Fleck, Rylee Fleck, Ally Black, junior Lily Eckley, Kasey Daughenbaugh, Jasmine Walk, sophomores Hailey Lowery, Sarah Weakland, Braylinne Shaw, Addison Warren, Miley Fink, freshman Kieara Lattieri, and Madison Harper.

In addition to the Tyrone Cheer Squad, other Tyrone High School students who will be competing at the competition are Layna Dibert, Sway Cornelius, Mackenzie Lewis, Olivia McMonagle, and Emily Christofer.

The event begins at 9 am and will continue until the awards presentation at 4 pm at the Tyrone Area High School gym.

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Olivia McMonagle
Olivia McMonagle, Staff Writer
Olivia is a junior at Tyrone Area High School. This is her first year in Tyrone Eagle Eye. Olivia also is in Yearbook, National Honor Society, and Golden Revolution. In her free time, she enjoys coaching for a tiny team at Volition Cheer All-Stars along with being on a dance team there. Olivia's favorite subject is English because she gets to write. She loves hanging out with friends and spending quality time with her family. She plans to write stories about what's going on in the school and local places. Olivia plans to attend college after high school for something related to media and journalism.
Sara Shock
Sara Shock, Staff Photographer/Writer
Hey! Sara Shock here. Welcome to my profile. This is my second year in Eagle Eye. I am in YAN, Aevidum, NHS, and student council. My interests are photography, writing, bracelet making and eating. I also like horror movies, the fall, and my friends. I live with my parents, my 12 year old brother, and 2 cats.  After high school, I plan to attend Clarion University for a five year speech and language pathology program. I also hope to one day start my own photography business. I joined Eagle Eye because I love photography and writing...and TCamm. This year, I want to take some great photos and step out of my comfort zone as far as writing goes.

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