State Cheerleading Championships: Devils rise above Class A,

Posted by: MBR on Sun Feb 12th, 2012 8:50 am
State Cheerleading Championships: Devils rise above Class A, defend titleBy Kalle OakesAUGUSTA — Maine’s best cheerleading program keeps getting better, or at least more daring and creative.Needing a little difficulty and drama to motivate a relatively young Lewiston team that was feeling the pressure of defending its Class A championship, coach Lynnette Morency threw in a stunt no judge, spectator or competitor had seen at this level.The trick: Six cheerleaders hoisted high above the mat, four of them held in place by only a single, female teammate.“You see it at the college level and the all-star level, but you don’t see it very often. I’ve tried it for a couple years, and this was the first year I thought we could actually do it,” Morency said. “I made them do it because I felt like they needed that 'wow' factor this year. We needed to have something else that pushed us over the top.”for full story