Sports
Have you heard the news? The Mona Shores Varsity competitive cheer-leading team is going to the State Championships. I headed over to their side of town to talk with head coach Amanda about this year's team and how she has built the program to get to this point.
 
Team 19 as they like to call themselves has a number of wins under their belt, some of the more recent one being District division 2 champs as well as the winners of the GMAA (Greater Muskegon Athletic Association) Competition. Although that were not able to pull out a win at districts, they did get second and that was good enough to get them a seat at the state finals.
 
When asked how she helps the girls keep a level head and prepare for the State championship that is coming up Coach Amanda had this to say, “We really focus on the mental preparation all season long but especially at these weeks so we let them celebrate over the weekend and then it's back to work on Monday.”
 
I had the pleasure of talking with a 4-year senior Olivia about her role she plays on the team on how Competitive Cheer has helped her become a stronger and more confident young lady. When asked her how the cheer-leading team has helped her grow as a person this is what she said, “I have defiantly learned a lot especially from my coaches they have shaped me into the person that I am today along with all of my teammates, it’s just been really life changing to me. 
 

 

If you would like to go cheer on this team the MHSAA Competitive Cheer-leading schedule is as follows: You can get your tickets now at deltaplex.com
 
2019 Finals Delta Plex, Grand Rapids March 1-2
 
Division 1 – 6 p.m. - 3/1; Division 2 – 10 a.m. - 3/2
 
Division 4 – 2 p.m. - 3/2; Division 3 – 6 p.m. - 3/2