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2.16.2010

From The Update

  • That's a funny headline
  • There used to be 28 varsity cheerleaders?
  • I guess the most disappointing position would be the Senior that finishes 13th.
  • Can guys try out?

124 comments:

Anonymous said...

Oh, so many comments coming.........................!!!! Can't wait to read these!

Anonymous said...

No, there did not used to be 28 varsity. Only those juniors and seniors in the top 28 were varsity. It would, presumably, be possible that all top 28 scorers were juniors and seniors, but probably what happened was that some underclassmen were among the top 28.

Anonymous said...

the best Cheerleader they ever had was Dalton Martin and he was a Guy!!!!! go bulls!!!!

Anonymous said...

Skippy, They will make an exception in your case. Yes, you can try out. You can only be the top person on the pyramid because if you were to try to hold someone up and your shoulder gave out, well you can imagine the lawsuit.

Anonymous said...

Cheerleading is the biggest waste of a schools time there is! It's nothing more than a social club for snotty bitches that the adminstration, parents & students put up on a pedestal based purely on looks.

Judy said...

Only 5 years ago there were 10 Varsity and 12 JV. (Or pretty close to that) Varsity were Juniors and Seniors only.

I guess some moms got mad and demanded that their child deserved to be a cheerleader. Saw THAT happen in Middle School. GEEZ!

Anonymous said...

9:23 must be ugly.

Anonymous said...

Thanks to the board and coach for making these changes, they will help make the squads more competitive. They went to Nationals this year and did well.
Good job girls, you all work hard and are a vital part of your school spirit. People that hate on you had fat ugly daughters that could not make cheerleader! I'm just sayin.....

Anonymous said...

there are gonna be some pissed off parents of the Juniors that dont make the varsity squad! this will all make one HUGE mess at that school.... AGAIN!!

Anonymous said...

You have a lot less politics and drama if you only allow male yell leaders like A&M. Those Aggies know what they're doing!

Not so Wise in the County said...

yea, more competative, riggghhhhht! Until the coaches in Bridgeport consider cheerleading as part of the sports program and include it as a class you will not get a competative squad, sure you can try, but when you start pushing the girls and have no place to stand, and they get pushed back on by coaches who have a place to stand you find that all of your cheerleaders just quit. Oh wait... is that happening, so then instead of having a squad of girls that could be competative because they are the athletes, you end up with a squad of girls who are not athletes and thus no competition. This gives me tired head.

Anonymous said...

9:38 LMAO!

Not so Wise in the County said...

9:53 yea they know what they are doing look at Gov Ricky

Anonymous said...

Evidently there is no existing weight limit at BHS. some of those girls should have been on the defensive line.

Anonymous said...

To 9:23 am - We do not live in Bridgeport but my daughter is a cheerleader. She has worked her butt off to earn a spot on her squad. Started taking gymnastics in 1st grade, made the competitive gymnastics team summer before 3rd grade, practiced 3 nights a week year round up until the end of her 6th grade year - no, I did not force her, she loves to tumble. She "retired" from competitive gymnastics to do sports and cheerleading in school. It makes me angry that people choose to make condescending remarks about all cheerleaders. I was not a cheerleader at all in school, quite frankly, I would have sucked, LOL. But for those who are, leave them alone.

Anonymous said...

With artificial turf these girls would have no place to graze.

Anonymous said...

Oh puhleeze......cheerleading is a joke. No athletics involved. It IS just a popularity and beauty contest and is for those that cant cut it in anything else.

Anonymous said...

Can the volleyball coach take some notes on why all the girls love the basketball coaches and adjust her coaching style and attitude! I'm slow to give up on people in education, but I'm about to on this one!

Anonymous said...

Having been a teacher, I have seen more attention paid by parents to cheerleading than to academics. It is the single most divisive organization around. The moms live vicariously through the kids and make everyone's life a hell.
There is no way everyone will be satisfied. It is a lose-lose situation and I always felt sorry for the girls. Not only are they criticized heavily, but they are placed on such a pedestal they can never get down gracefully.
Being a cheerleader doesn't really help one go far in life.
It's like sports--the kids should do it because they enjoy it, not because a parent thought they were pro material!

Anonymous said...

Can the cheerleaders get their own Booster Club, cause I understand it costs a fortune to be a cheerleader!

Anonymous said...

Yes some parents are nuts when it comes to cheerleading. But what about all those dads and their sons when it comes to almighty football?

By the way 11:02 am - My daughter is a straight A honor student, participates in UIL academic competitions, plays all sports, active in school, and gasp is a cheerleader. OMG, they can have brains and be athletically inclined.

She is friends with many different people that she judges on who they are inside as opposed to outside. There have been many times that she stood up for others when they were being picked on. You know, if they love it, leave them alone.

11:12 am - By the way if my kids, I have a son also, don't make good grades, they have no life outside of our home. You could make the same argument about grades with the football team, so really don't go there.

Anonymous said...

I agree with 11:12. My daughter was a cheerleader in Decatur for a number of years from middle school through two years of high school. She CHOSE not to try out her last two years because she began to see how shallow and pointless it was and because many of the moms and girls wanted to make it a "be all and end all", taking way more time than it deserved. My daughter enjoyed it when it was a cheering club, took an hour or two a week and was fun, but when it became a "sport" in which they were required to give their heart, soul, and free time to, she wisely chose to give it up, spending her time on more valuable and life-long pursuits. Not all girls who are beautiful and who could be cheerleaders aspire to do so. Some have more inner depth.

Anonymous said...

yep

Anonymous said...

I am very disappointed at all the adults tearing down youths and the athletic programs in this blog. I don't care if our children play football, soccer, baseball, cheerleading, etc. Why don't all of you try supporting them instead of tearing them down. Not only do our children put there hearts and souls in the programs that they choose to participated in but their are Coaches that give theirs also. Yes my daughter is a cheerleader and I am very proud of her and her squad for all their accomplishments. Not only for there dedication to there teams but for all they have done community wise also. From the comments on here I can tell that most of you were not fortunate to experience what she has. Her Coach is not just a Coach she cares about everyone of those girls, she mentors them and she pushes them to be the best. Thank you Mrs. Hicks you are the BEST!!!! My daughter has formed lifelong friendships with members on her squad and knows what it means to work as a team and strive hard for the goals that they have set. These girls not only practice 2 to 3 times a week but they also gave up there holidays and many of evenings to work towards there goals, they also work in the community and give pride to BHS !! Thank you to the ones that have posted positive comments on here. Everyone is entitled to there own opinions but please keep the negative ones to yourself these girls and for that matter all of our children in sports read and hear these. Let's support our youths not tear them down. All our children need our support and praise in whatever sport they choose.

Anonymous said...

It was the ridiculous several times a week practices and time commitment my daughter resented. She wanted to spend time on OTHER things, too. You actually made my point for me. (I am 11:33)I am very proud of my daughter for chosing NOT to continue being a cheerleader when they wanted it to become her entire life. There's more to life.

Anonymous said...

Most of these girls see themselves as better than all others. They are extremely cliqueish (sp?) and stick up their noses at those that aren't part of that clique. Cheerleaders are not all that and most of the time dont go anywhere after high school. Beauty isnt everything and I'm tired of it being put on a pedestal.

Anonymous said...

Rare is the cheerleader who is a friend to all and that cares more than shouting rah rah.

Anonymous said...

oh, and BTW, those cheerleading moms (most, but not all) are just as stuck-upish as their daughters. Guess thats where the girls learn it.

Anonymous said...

I was a BHS cheerleader back in the day and am highly disappointed into what the program has come to. The point of Bridgeport cheerleading isn't to win competitions it's to support the Bulls (and Sissies). Bridgeport has never been a highly competitive Cheerleading district and that was proven when the girls came back with 4th place at nationals in their division of FOUR teams. Point proven. I have enjoyed having my children in the BISD district, but trying to make the girls I watch on Friday nights into a nationally ranked squad is going to take a LOT of work.

Anonymous said...

I am not from Bridgeport or Decatur. But a couple of years ago my daughter and her squad would go to cheerleading camp and the Decatur High School squad would be there.....and unfortunately the moms of DHS were quite the "joke" around for their active "participation"....much like "Toddlers and Tiaras"

Anonymous said...

"Not only do our children put there hearts and souls in the programs that they choose to participated in but their are Coaches that give theirs also."

Yes, but school should be about academics, sports come second. When was the last time WC had a National Merit Scholar? Or sent a student to the Ivy League? Do any of the students even aspire to this?

I love my children's coaches (on teams outside of school). It is truly a labor of love for them. But sports is a vicious circle, with more and more time needing to be invested to make the travel team, etc. It's time to put the fun back in kids' sports.

And for all of you old folks, cheerleading has indeed become a sport, girls need serious gymnastics skills now. Which makes it the worst sport of all - popularity contest, expense, stage moms, high risk of injury and taking up way too much time from school.

Anonymous said...

I have watched cheerleaders for a long time and a good deal of the time they stand around in little huddles and you would not know that they are a TEAM. They do join in when the fans begin to yell. The sponsor, the school board and the school administration are not going to be effective until they abide by the RULES that are set up. The same rules should apply to EVERY CHEERLEADER regardless of who they are, and this does not always happen.

Anonymous said...

You guys truly make me proud to be from Wise County...Backward A.., redneck hicks,lol I think all the kids should run as fast as they can and get the h... out of here.role models LMAO

Anonymous said...

Soundssss like a whole lot of jealousy !! LOL

Anonymous said...

Need to do away with the cheerleading. Might as well let all of the girls in the whole school be one. Who cares

Anonymous said...

Practice this cheer Bubear....

"Harass them, harass them.
Make them relinquish the ball."

And try not to go too limp in the wrist...ok?

Anonymous said...

OK - I don't know how one scores for cheerleader. What counts? Do they cheer for all sports? Did anyone answer if boys can be included? Gosh where would Perry or George W be without cheering experience?

Anonymous said...

Dalton Martin wasn't a boy....every distance of a guy ever.

Anonymous said...

1:15 So what if the girls placed 4th place at nationals in their division of FOUR teams? Do you think these girls should not be proud of their efforts to get there? I bet you were one of the snobbish types when you were cheerleading. Did you guys get a chance at Nationals?

Anonymous said...

2:01 not sure how you can call it jealousy. My daughter was a cheerleader and CHOSE not to continue. It was the pettiness, the other mothers, the forcing it to be a "sport" rather than just for fun that turned her off. The typical cheerleader moms are just as pitiful and obnoxious as the football booster dads!

As for the Ivy League schools, Decatur has had several go to them, but those who went weren't the cheerleaders or the football jocks...they're still in Decatur cranking out babies and working at blue collar jobs. The smart kids who had more brains than brawn have now become professionals who go to their old high school buddies (the big jocks and cheerleaders) to have their cars serviced or their hair cut!

Anonymous said...

So many generalizations, so little reading time.
Come on all you blog fans! Let's make this the most commented posting in Liberally Lean history!
HOW FUNKY IS YOUR CHICKEN?
HOW LOOSE IS YOUR GOOSE?

Anonymous said...

1:15 would love to know who you are, glad you support our girls that way. Again, that isn't your child out there is it because you have a football boy! You are Awesome!

Anonymous said...

OH MY someone better contact them because they recognize cheerleading as a sport!! and cheerleaders to be ATHLETES!!!

*** ESPN: The Worldwide Leader In SportsESPN.com provides comprehensive sports coverage

*** Girls' Most Dangerous Sport: Cheerleading | LiveScience For high school girls and college women, cheerleading is far more dangerous than any other sport.
www.livescience.com/health/

***Conclusion
The sport of cheerleading is here to stay. Competitive cheerleading also provides an example of American women turning the tables. Cheerleading was originated by men and handed to women in a sort of afterthought. But once it became women’s, it was developed with courage, perseverance, and creativity into something different, competitive cheerleading: women’s own sport for which they struggled and which they are establishing in more and more states as well as internationally.

People Do your research before you start running your heads.
Oh I forgot they don't have the mindset as you Wise Countians...You guys are so smart LOL

Anonymous said...

bunch of ex heifers on here from back in the day.

Anonymous said...

2:49 - PUKE - you and your daughter!

Anonymous said...

2;49 - so where do you cut hair, or does your daughter cut hair? Or where does your husband work on cars???

Anonymous said...

They ought to let anyone who wants to sign up to be a cheerleader, be a cheerleader. Same for sports.

This is high school and these activities should be all-inclusive and not be mistaken for the gd Dallas Cowboys.

Mr. Mike Honcho said...

I just wish the girls would cheer more on Friday nights. Very little cheering, too much standing.

Anonymous said...

Is it so bad that a girl wants to be someone that a little girl looks up to?

Anonymous said...

I believe this was changed because of the cheerleading sponsor. Those that know the story feel free to fill us in.

Anonymous said...

Last time Decatur had a National Merit Scholar was LAST YEAR - class of 2009 - JOSH BRUMETT - a fantastic kid who will make an great, positive impact anywhere he goes.

There are lots & lots of great kids at DHS, year in, year out.

Being a DHS teacher, I can vouch for this. It's a great place to work because of the great kids and the many outstanding programs - many that have ranked as the state's best.

Anonymous said...

This is crazy! I am the dad of a 10th grade cheerleader in Bport. She is a pretty 5'8" blonde who has been a cheerleader since she was a little child. Her mother was not a cheerleader and has never got involved in any of the BS that a lot of the parents do. If your'e daughter can't make it in Bport or has not been in the Bridgeport Index in her lifetime I feel sorry for her. The neatest thing when we moved our kids up here in 1996 was that anyone can be someone in Bridgeort I.S.D.! Maybe you should take less control and let your child takeover!


signed, another older white guy!

Anonymous said...

Wow! Can't believe these posts. Do you all even recall your childhoods? These posts seem to be from adults who have forgotten that high school kids' lives revolve around sports and activities. It is shameful that some on here criticize these KIDS! Life, reality waits with a sneering grin on its face for these kids. They will soon enough face reality and the hardships that come with being an adult and making a self sustaining life for themselves. LET THEM BE KIDS!! Cheerleaders have been around as long as football. Cheerleading has become a "sport" because now scholarships to college are offered to those who might can become part of a college squad.
Who ARE you people on here? Are you so jealous of your children and their friends/peers that you will make such ludicrous comments on here about KIDS? Things are not as they used to be...and these kids are facing a great deal of pressure: Divorcing parents, right and left....... jobs to pay for their own car, gas, etc.. (How many of you had that provided for you?).. and jobs to help the family income. (rent!)
Give these KIDS a break. They like to pretend and act like they are adults, but you all know better. Encourage them at WHATEVER they enjoy! And for Christ's sake........ STOP talking about weight, appearance, etc.!!! That only makes you look like you were high school losers in your time. SUPPORT THESE KIDS!! ALL OF THEM!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

The smart kids go around with markers and correct the grammar and spelling errors on the cheerleader signs...

Anonymous said...

I wonder, 1:55 and 5:10, if you have ever known what it was like to be a cheerleader with unresponsive, uncooperative fans! There are plenty of cheerleaders who take the SPORT very serious. It's tiring trying to get a crowd to yell with you.

It really gets under my skin how "bitter, never been a cheerleader but wished I had been (or dated on), don't know how it is" haters think they are HARD A$$es trying to make their stupid views known to the world that realizes they are simply J*E*A*L*O*U*S! CHeerleading is a prestigious sport- anyone who has been a cheerleader or is a cheerleader knows the hard work, sweat and tears there is in cheerleading. DAMN right We are gonna be PROUD and if you take that as "SNOBBY/stuck up" or whatever pathetic jealous words you come up with- go ahead!

keep up the good work BHS CHEERLEADERS!!!

former Cheerleader and future Cheer MOM!! haha

Anonymous said...

"Last time Decatur had a National Merit Scholar was LAST YEAR - class of 2009 - JOSH BRUMETT - a fantastic kid who will make an great, positive impact anywhere he goes."

Funny, the Mess never mentioned the fact he had made NM finalist. That's because all you yahoos care about is sports.

Anonymous said...

5:44 - Actually that's not true. The Messenger had 2 articles on Josh last Spring around graduation time - one for being valedictorian & one for being on the All-Wise Academic Team & accolades for being a National Merit Scholar were in both of those articles.

HOWEVER, I do tend to agree with the gist of your point. The coverage that the All Wise Academic Team recieves has decreased way too much.

They used to have a pull-out section with all the members of the team from around the county on the cover. I always thought that was a great picture. Then inside the pull-out section were great articles and pictures of them individually.

NO longer do they have something like that you tend to want to save a re-read.

Last year it looked like it was done hurriedly and with little planning & coordination. The stories were just surface level.

Anonymous said...

4:53 My daughter went on to obtain her master's degree. She is a professional and doesn't have to cut hair for a living. That was my POINT. You must be as dumb as your post sounds to not "get" what I was saying. What an idiot!

Anonymous said...

This is 10:53 & 11:32 commenting again:

Last night while in Decatur I was fortunate enough to overhear two mothers speaking about the local cheer tryouts. I think I now understand some of the negative posts. They were talking about how it wasn't fair that they were thinking of changing the way the girls are scored: it would be 60% judges, 20% teachers, 20% student body, I believe. Apparently in the past the student body had way more of a say. So I can see where the "just a popularity contest, etc" came from. At our school, the judges (from out of town) count for 70%, teachers 20%, and student body 10%. I think this is a good mix and helps to keep it from being who you are.

I am sorry that some squads make it miserable for the members and for the other students. That is sad. The parents and sponsor sat our girls down immediately and said there will be no drama and you will be expected to work hard. If they stood around and talked or watched the game instead of cheering, they were told right then to stop and start cheering. Maybe that sounds like we were hard on them or take it too seriously, we were quite the opposite. We stressed fun, school spirit, hard work, and involving the fans and students. Were they perfect, no - were they having a good time, yes. We had many compliments from many parents, students, and fans about how much they enjoyed the girls cheering.

I guess what I am saying is, it all depends on the squad and parents.

Anonymous said...

Auh thank cheerleeders r purty! My gurlfriends a cheerleeder an she brings all her cheerleeder friends over to make cheerleeder movies at muh house. Me & muh buds support cheerleeders every nite!

Anonymous said...

Thank you Thank you to 6:40, 8:42, & 10:53
I am very proud of my daughter!! And the BHS Squad they have accomplished so much this year and should be very PROUD !!

Anonymous said...

The cheerleaders have greatly improved over the past few years. Thank you to all of the hard work by the coaches and all of those who have taken part! It is greatly appreciated by the alumni of BHS.

Anonymous said...

Holy cow-students and faculty have a percentage of the vote on cheerleaders? I thought it was a "sport." Do students and faculty get to vote on who plays varsity football or softball?

Anonymous said...

Seriously Bridgeport get behind your Cheer Sponsor and let him or her make it a good cheer squad that the girls can be proud of!

Decatur has stepped back about 20 years in its cheer program because it catered to a select few rather than doing what is good for the squad as a whole. Just having a class and a good coach isn't enough. Especially if the cheerleaders don't have to be in the class like Decatur.

The girls have to be willing to sacrifice their time just like the other sports and that means giving some things and some other sports up. The other sports demand that kind of commitment.

So Bridgeport get behind the cheer sponsor and enforce the rules in the constitution and you will probably be the next "Cheer Powerhouse" because there is great instruction offered through Cheer Dynamics and others.

Please teach your kids that when you try to do everything. You will end up good at nothing.

It hurts everyone else on each team or squad that you are on when you are spread too thin. When you miss practice or a game because of other commitments it hurts everyone else on your team and that is not the right thing to do.

Learn from Decatur's mistakes

Anonymous said...

Cheerleading and band should be done on saturdays, and quit screwing up the friday nite football games.

Anonymous said...

Our squad has been thru alot this year, has lost alot, has been hurt and has heeled together as a squad. They have worked hard together, the key word is together.

What you didn't see is they also grieved together, and never stopped cheering.

No we are not the best, we are not the most disciplined squad you will ever see, we mess up, we laugh sometimes when we shouldn't, we are not the squads with the shinest uniforms with bags and matching jacket. Yes we got 4th or last at Nationals, we were still there. Winning isn't everything. We are who we are, a small squad from a small town where everyone judges you way too quickly. Truly, most people on here don't even know all of the girls they are so quickly to throw under the bus.

Yes they visit a little too much on the sidelines at a game, get distracted by the football boys or a call on their phone.

Seems there is some adults on here that need to blow off some steam, perhaps if you had done more of that when you were in school, you wouldn't be so uptight and angry and overreacting due to a change in a cheerleading contract that made big news on a blog!

We are proud of our Cheerleaders no matter what they placed at Nationals. It's not always about the winning. We support our girls at every turn winning or losing. They are awesome, They They are Awesome!!

A Loving Parent

Anonymous said...

Of course the highest scoring cheerleaders should be on varsity! Just like any other sport. I am surprised the school board had to review a change like that. It is a no-brainer:)

I am not from Bridgeport but I do have daughters that cheered in Wise County.

Anonymous said...

1:44 My thoughts exactly You said everything that needs to be said.
BRAVO.......

A Proud Loving BHS Cheer Mom !!!

Anonymous said...

Ok. I'm a bhs cheerleader and I think it's pathetic that adults are on here bashing kids. And the whole "cheerleaders are stuck up and bad words" is just a sterotype. We are not all stuck up, and it IS NOT a popularity contest. And tons of us are friends with people outside our cheer group. And we are all smart. Gosh y'all are so stupid for judgeing girls you probably don't know its all a sterotype. And for your information we EARNED a bid at camp thank you very much! And not all schools did and we were very excited including Leslie and so when we went we DID IT FOR DENISON. and we are very proud of ourselfs for the place we got and did the best we could in 2 months! Big deal if we got last because we had fun! And that's all that counts! So if any one else has a negitive comment about cheerleaders don't even bother to post it your just making yourself look dumb and like a jerk and it's offensive. And alot of you would be pissed too if it was about another SPORT and yes it IS a sport.

- Kaitlyn Eaton.

Anonymous said...

I am a BHS Cheer Mom as well, and The Loving Parent that posted at 1:44pm made some very good points that I had wanted to make myself. However, there a few more that I want to make as well.

Our girls did receive a bid to Nationals. This was the first time BHS has ever received a bid. This means that NCA saw something in this squad that hadn't seen before. That only comes from hard work and dedication. I cannot speak for the other mothers and daughter from the team, but I can tell you that my daughter made the choice to tryout and make the squad. Because of an injury she is only able to participate in one sport. She chose Cheerleading. She is a straight A student, participates in other clubs at BHS, works part-time and still finds time to spend with her friends. And by the way, those that she spends most of her time with are not all cheerleaders, only a few. The BHS cheer squad took Nationals very seriously and worked very hard to compete. Yes, they came in fourth out of four, but the experience and the team building characteristics they all walked away with could not have been gained otherwise. That was an experience they will never forget. Most of these girls take this very seriously and are working for and hoping to receive college scholarships just like other athletes on other teams at BHS.

I can promise you that their coach Mrs. Hicks, is one of the best coaches that I have had the privilege of knowing. She loves everyone of these girls and their best interest is always first in her mind. The majority of these girls have worked hard and they do care a tremendous amount about their school. Unless you are a cheer parent or have been a cheerleader, you couldn't seem to understand my next point. The girls at BHS work very hard and trying to promote school spirit within the school as well as the community. I can promise you that they are NOT put on a pedestal by the school, the administrator, and especially the students. These girls work just as hard as many of the other sports and I fully agree that they deserve our respect and our support. These girls sign a contract once they have made the squad. They are required to keep a higher GPA then the state mandates for “No Pass / No Play” and they are also bound by high ethical standards. Many young children and especially young girls look up to these cheerleaders and they know that they are representatives of the school and the community at all times, not just when in uniform. It is my opinion, that unlike other schools I have seen, this squad, has done a great job at representing their school and their community throughout all the victories, trials and tribulations they have experienced this year

And finally back to the original comment that started this blog, I do wonder how many parents would be in uproar if their Junior or Senior boy was placed on the JV football team? I promise you that it would be the talk of the town and the AD would be overwhelmed with parents, not just some blog on the internet. I am not saying that just anyone should be able to walk into tryouts as a senior and be on the squad, but if they scores qualify them for the squad and they have “paid their dues” and are now an upperclassman, then they deserve a Varsity position. We had one Varsity cheerleader this year as a freshman. She deserved that spot. She was very good and I believe contributed a tremendous amount to the team, but most under classman who tryout do not expect to make Varsity. They know that Upperclassman get those positions first. It is my opinion that you will have a lot of juniors and seniors that will quit if they are placed on JV

And one more tid bit. I do believe that boys should be allowed on the squad. There are a handful of boys that are excellent gymnasts and enjoy supporting their school and teams. I think it would be tremendous boost to the squad.

Anonymous said...

Great post Katy! We are proud of you guys for everything ya'll have accomplished!

"Do It for Denison"

Anonymous said...

I am so proud that BHS cheerleaders can "heel". Also love the new spelling of "judging" and "ourselves".

Anonymous said...

"And we are all smart."

Just because we can't spell or use proper sentence structure doesn't mean we aren't smart. We're smart and we no it becuz ur mommas telled us we is.

Anonymous said...

3:31PM

There ARE junior boys and girls on JV teams!!

and to answer Barry's question in Decatur a few years back there were 13 junior and senior girls trying out for 12 spots and yes 1 girl did not make it. She was an NCA All American Cheerleader and had cheered since 7th grade and was going into her senior year. It was tragic. This happens all the time when new kids move in that have talent. Kids in Basketball, volleyball, football and cheerleading lose their spot. It is a part of life that is hard especially for the kids that have paid their dues.

We have to teach our kids how to handle disappoint like that & not take it personally. I know because my daughter did not make cheerleader this year and the circumstances of who was allowed to try out were just not right & she knew that. It was hard at first. She is a junior and would have been glad to be a JV cheerleader because she wanted to cheer but that wasn't an option for Juniors. We have to teach our kids how to handle disappointment and how to work in the system. Miraculously this has been the best year my child has had. She has never been happier. Sometimes we just have to trust God on things because what we see as failure may turn into the biggest blessing! That is what happened with us:)

Anonymous said...

Doesn't matter to me, but maybe if these new rules would have been in affect this year we would have seen better cheerleaders on Friday nights! Middle school and JV cheerleaders were much better!
and 3:31 ~ the freshman I saw definately should NOT have been on varsity, but I'm sure she will be again next year (thanks mom!)

Anonymous said...

Ok really, us cheerleaders worked very hard in the little time that we had. So if your going to dis us OWN UP TO IT!!!Yall adults so be proud of us, for doing it for Leslie! We are not stuck up, we have alot of friends outside of cheerleading yall have just been watching to many bring it on movies!

Anonymous said...

i like to eat gravy with my mashed potatoes while sitting on the toilet and reading mens vogue. :)




From: Parker

Anonymous said...

ya people seriously own up to it. yall are probably all adults and yall are gay.

Anonymous said...

"Ok really, us cheerleaders worked very hard in the little time that we had. So if your going to dis us OWN UP TO IT!!!Yall adults so be proud of us, for doing it for Leslie! We are not stuck up, we have alot of friends outside of cheerleading yall have just been watching to many bring it on movies!"

Here it is in ENGLISH:
OK, really, we cheerleaders worked very hard in the little time that we had. So if you're going to dis us OWN UP TO IT!!! Y'all adults should be proud of us, since we are doing it for Leslie! We are not stuck up, we have a lot of friends outside of cheerleading, y'all have just been watching too many "bring it on" movies.

Nope, still think cheerleaders are stupid, your posts just reinforce that.

Anonymous said...

i am a bridgeport cheerleader and we went to nationals in honor of leslie, the cheerleader that we lost. no matter how horrible we did we worked our butts off and i no leslie was proud of us. and we love coach hicks dont diss her on this please. your opinions are your opinions. but our cheer family is strong and we support eachother. i love you guys

Anonymous said...

i am a Bridgeport Cheerleader and Kaitlyn Eaton is one of my bestfriends.
I couldnt agree with you more Kait, I am so proud of our cheer family. and yes we are a FAMILY. We have been through so many things this year that other cheer teams dont have to go through. When we went to Nationals we "DID IT FOR DENISON" we practiced our butts off and gave up so much free time and holidays with family members to be there in her memory, who cares if we got FOURTH place...we never went there to win. im glad we went..we made so many memories that i will never ever forget, so many pictures that i will always keep. This years squad grew together and grieved together... Mrs. Hicks was strong for us the whole way through. and she is a strong coach. Your opinions are your opinions but please dont "bash" us for getting fourth in something we did for our friend and fellow cheerleader that we lost.

Most of the cheerleaders are friends with all diffrent people. We arent in our own little "clique" we dont sit at our own table...get out of the movies, this is real life and we all have diffrent friends,
I AM A BRIDGEPORT CHEERLEADER AND IM VERY PROUD TOO SAY IT. I LOVE ALL MY CHEER GIRLS
-Morgan Orr

Anonymous said...

Hey, 7:21, you better watch your own corrections of others.

Yours: "Y'all adults should be proud of us, since we are doing it for Leslie! We are not stuck up, we have a lot of friends outside of cheerleading, y'all have just been watching too many 'bring it on' movies."

Correct: You all should be proud of us since we are doing it for Leslie! We are not stuck up. We have a lot of friends outside of cheerleading. You all have just been watching too many Bring It On movies.

So, what exactly did YOUR post reinforce about you? hmmm?

Anonymous said...

I am a Bridgeport High School cheerleader, I am very proud of my Cheer Family, and thats right I said FAMILY becuase thats what we are. You people have no idea what we have all been through this past year. We grew so strong as a "FAMILY" and we grieved together as we lost one of our "FAMILY" members. We went to Nationals in honor of LESLIE. We "DID IT FOR DENISON" and i know she is so proud of us no matter what place we got-as our town should be. We worked so hard and gave up so much free time and the holidays to practice. We didnt go to Nationals with winning on our minds. I will never forget the hard practices we went through and all the frustration, i will also never forget the two days we were in Dallas. The memories will be with me forever and the pictures taken will be kept forever. We all have other friends outside of our cheer family. We arent like a "clique" people need to stop watching the movies and realize its not like that, we come from small town
Bridgeport and we are a small town squad. I am an older sister of a 3 year old. She looks up to me and wants to practice cheers all the time. She always talks about how she cant wait to be a Bridgeport Hish School cheerleader. I AM PROUD TO SAY THAT I AM A BRIDGEPORT HISH SCHOOL CHEERLEADER.

Anonymous said...

i think this is all very. i thought as adults we were supposed to support and bring our children up to become productive members of society. how do you guys think this is helping. no wonder the world is as ugly and mean as i is today, it is because of parents like this and the children that become a product of that type of environment. come on people let's get back to the encouragement of our youth and be proud that these kids are not sitting on a couch at home being lazy, out robbing banks or out killing people. grow up

Anonymous said...

I happen to know Morgan very well and I am proud of her and all our cheerleaders this year. Morgan be proud that you stood up for what you believe and don't let anyone determine what you are nor le what they say about you affect you in any way. We know that we are good people here and we know what we stand for. I applaud you that you are one of very few who actually have the courage to put your name on what you believe and did not bash KIDS and do it anonymous.

Anonymous said...

8:18, I don't expect blog responses to be written in formal English. However, the phrases "Yall adults so be proud of us" and "i no leslie was proud of us" don't even make sense.

Using the pronoun "us" instead of "we" as the subject; not knowing the difference between "to" and "too"; and using "ourselfs" (!!!) instead of "ourselves", no matter what the occasion, indicates the writer cannot be bothered with basic English skills.

I can't believe we let them graduate.

Anonymous said...

Okay, this is getting ridiculous! Yall are trying to turn this into a grammar contest, and yall are picking every little thing we do wrong. Everyone makes mistakes ok? That DOES NOT mean we are stupid geez. So please just shut up yall are stupid. And you obviously dont understand what we've gone through. Listen to yourself's making fun of cheerleaders, calling them fat. Thats the rudest thing ive ever heard and you should be ashamed. So stop saying negitive things because its really hurtful.

-A PROUD FAMILY MEMBER OF THE BHS CHEERLEADERS:) <3 LOVE YALL!!!!!!
Love,Kait The Great!
& thanks morgan:)

Anonymous said...

Hey person leaving the anonymous corrections why dont you use your name and own up to it!!! Since your soooo right!

Anonymous said...

ok guys! Seriously, I am ashamed of what is going on right now. Children are posting on the blog to defend their right to be proud of the effort they gave at Nationals and to try to explain why it was important to them. I would expect a reasonable adult to evaluate the content of the posting instead of attacking the grammar used. It is not even constructive criticism. The children are asking for some compassion because they gave the best effort they could and that they are proud of the way they handled the loss of their team member. Is it too much to ask? To completly ignore the content of the post and attack the grammar used is nothing more than bullying.

These are not my kids. My daughters cheered for Decatur. The character of a person is defined by how they handle difficult circumstances. The adults were insulting and the cheerleaders' responses were respectful. The adults continue to not even hear the children's responses. Rather they use the responses as ammunition to further humiliate the girls. I am so sorry girls. I am so proud of how you are handling this. Continue to take the high road. The character of every one on here is on display for all to see.

You are all a talented bunch of girls. I have been to alot of cheerleading competitions. Sometimes there were only 2 teams and we came in second. Does that mean we came in last? Maybe, but who is to say that if there were 8 teams there that we wouldn't still be second. These people do not understand cheerleading competitions and how they work. It doesn't matter what they think anyway. You all made a great showing for your first time there as a squad and you will know what to expect next year.

I think these people just gave you the fuel you need to become the next cheerleading powerhouse! Do it for Leslie? sure but also do it for youselves.

Most of us in Decatur are behind you. We hate to see people turn on their own. God Bless you:)

P.S. I am certain there is some kind of grammatical error in this post. Oh! By the way, most of the kids use abbreviated forms of writing because they text all day. They would consider this blog a similar forum. What is acceptable in their generation is different from ours...just saying:)

Anonymous said...

Thanks, all you rocket scientist for leaving Chico & Alvord out of this mess!

Anonymous said...

This is 8:18 again.....

I was NOT attacking the girls' grammar, but was simply putting one in his/her place by trying to correct the girls', (or anyone else's grammar for that matter)grammar when he/she couldn't even write correctly his/herself.

Not many high school kids have perfect grammar! I'm just very proud to see these kids on here who are setting some of these adults straight! One can be "adult" in age, but this series of posts certainly indicates adults can be more childlike that some children!

I'm ashamed of the adults here who attack our students!!! My correction was simply to throw the pie back into the face of the "adult" who thinks they know grammar well enough to correct these kids, when obviously, they don't know squat.

Hang in there BHS cheerleaders! I'm from Decatur also......and I think you guys are GREAT!

Anonymous said...

Always love a good cheerleader controversy. The c-leaders (former & current) & parents will always believe that they are a "special" group of "atheletes", while everyone else believes it's a waste of time & that it's still the last selective social club in schools that has yet to give in to letting anyone who wants to be a c-leader be one. Most pro-c-leaders will say they or their girls work hard to get where they're at and by admittimg anyone who wants to be on the squad would water down the team. On the other hand any kid who wants to play "real" sports is entitled to, not based on their athelitic ability but on the desire to be on the team, hmm. That's what it's really all about, if a person has a daughter who is really not that pretty or overweight chances are she will never get the oppertunity to be a school c-leader, but she does have an oppertunity to play sports like anyone else. Doesn't seem fair does it.

Anonymous said...

Crazy, looks like the coach has issues that she is working out from her childhood. Small town crap.

Anonymous said...

Watch us stand together tonight and cheer on our school and do it as a FAMILY.
Your ugly words and opinions do not hurt us.
WITH Love YOUR BRIDGEPORT HIGH SCHOOL CHEERLEADERS <3

Anonymous said...

I'm with 4:27!!! We will show u we will not be hurt by some adult that can say that about highschoolers!!! Are yall not ashamed!?! We will stand together and I bet some people who posted these things will be there and u can just watch and learn! And I don't care if u correct me and thank you to 8:18!!! But I can mispell anything I want!:D

Anonymous said...

I am not from Bridgeport but do have family there. I do not understand why people would want to sit and blog all this negative junk about where they live and people they know. I agree with some of the other people that have blogged about the kids being more of adults than the adults. Why are we not concerned about showing our kids how to act and behave to have kindness and compasion for others, ALL others. Ask yourself this, what do you think Leslie's mom is thinking when she reads this blogg? She and her family had this horrific thing happen to them suddenly and these girls did a great and honorable thing by taking her memory with them and cheered for her on that stage to make their heart, her families heart and the COMMUNITIES heart try and begin to heal. All you negative bloggers can do is talk ugly about that kind act for their friend, classmate and their cheerleading sister. Do you feel ashamed? You should..... I pray that you never have a tragic event happen to you and god forbid you want YOUR community to have compasion for you. I was/am VERY proud of those girls and MY DAUGHTER MORGAN! You all should be ashamed!

Anonymous said...

and the bid to nationals was lame.. you can register to get into the competition you dont have to be accepted. btw bridgeport says they got 4th but there were only four teams in their division

Anonymous said...

You should feel lucking, Big Daddy Barry won't show the other other comments left. Go ahead Barry see they think it is all good are here in the little cheerleading world.

Anonymous said...

Some of the you cheerleaders need to learn to be more respect. Just a bunch of Wanta be Devas'

Anonymous said...

Thanks Katy you do a great job. As far as your other cheerleading partner Morgan, she needs to be more professional on the field. We see it from the stands. Mrs Hicks needs to more active with all the girls not just her daughters squad. Most of the girls could use more work and less drama.

Anonymous said...

Crap looks like B port cheerleaders just need to cry on Barry's shoulder.

Anonymous said...

2:24AM Not true...you can register but you still have to qualify and not everyone at cheerleading camp gets a bid. So who is to say if there were 10 teams there that they wouldn't still be 4th. I am from Decatur and we know cheerleading and sometimes when we got first...WE WERE THE ONLY TEAM THERE...so the number of teams who show up for a given competition can vary. By the way who cares...if they competed and represented Bridgeport/Wise County with class so that it brings respect our way...we should all be proud and grateful. Thank you girls. I am so tired of people who are afraid to try anything standing in the way of others taking the risks to be great!

By the way there is a learning curve to everything, stay with it girls and give it all you have and you will be surprised at what you can accomplish!

Anonymous said...

Can't believe this is still going on. Poor little cheerlearder. Whatever move on. Need to quit being puppets for the Coach.

Anonymous said...

Leave are SPORT alone. Right, Cheer or Sit Down

Anonymous said...

Shcool politics to keep our daughter on varsity. Ain't that right Mrs. H

Anonymous said...

"Leave are SPORT alone. Right, Cheer or Sit Down"

What in the heck does this mean? Have you not gotten the message? If cheerleading is a sport (I do believe it is) the student body shouldn't get to vote.

And I can't help it, it's OUR sport. Education is free, you should take advantage of it.

Anonymous said...

10:09am So Education is Free, but doesn't mean that there daughters get a free ride. Let Mama stay out of it even if see if a coach too.

Anonymous said...

10:04 You are a complete idiot!!

Anonymous said...

As a fan of the bulls, the cheerleaders do need help. We have several cheerleaders that know how to do what they are suppose to, but there are several that are just there down there for the show! Way to much drama, and a lot of immaturity! Sponsor ~ step us and get them under control. It is sad when you see the girls that try to do a good job leave crying because of how others treat them. Cheerleaders ~ do your job the best you can, stop the drama, and ignore ignorant people! Fans ~ please be adults, encourage our youth, and cheer on our teams (all of them!)

Anonymous said...

Looks like someone eles things the Coach needs more work along with the girls that do. One thing is if some girl falls because others are the just to look cute. It won't be a happy site on any family.

Anonymous said...

i thought there would be more fat jokes.

Anonymous said...

Why is there a limit to the number of cheerleaders? Is there a limit to the number of players on the football team? Or band? Is it more expensive or any more complicated for a school to have more than 28 cheerleaders? If a girl wants to cheer, let her. Let a few do stunts if they're capable, let some who might be less athletic do other routines.

Anonymous said...

Parents, stop re-living your school year "shoulda beens" through your kids.

Anonymous said...

12:21, isn't the "show" exactly what cheerleaders should be about? Please.

Anonymous said...

FYI - in Decatur there is no teacher or student vote. It's decided upon by qualified cheer judges only.

epic said...

A principal I once worked for asked me if I would be cheer sponsor. I replied, "Sure. But we do it my way. 1. Everybody who wants to be on the squad gets to be on the squad. 2. The uniform will be baggy sweats and t-shirts." That was the end of THAT silly conversation.

Anonymous said...

Actually, I think we should all go back to the good ol days....... forget judges, etc....... put the girls up in front of the student body and let them vote. 8 cheerleaders... and that's enough.

Anonymous said...

6:54 ~ no, cheerleaders are there to encourage/cheer on the team, not for the "show". But apparently from some of the comments, people judge them more on how they look than how they cheer, so maybe the cheerleaders aren't the only ones that need help!!

Anonymous said...

9th & 10th grade girls should cheer for thier boys and 11th & 12th girls should cheer for Varsity... Why would you want your 14 yr old hanging out with 18 yr olds... Not good they will have thier chance to do senior things, they grow up toooo fast. And why would seniors want to hang
out with freshmen, SERIOUSLY!!! FYI our community does not make cheerleading important , remember all anyone cares about is FOOTBALL.... Henson could care less if we even had cheerleaders or any other sports!!!!

Anonymous said...

OK then the same goes for other sports! We are not talking about hanging out. We are talking about being on a team. Varsity should be best players and JV should be second. That is how all sports are set up. Cheerleading has only been different because of the mamas. Have a coach and run it like a team and all of the drama will fall away:)

Anonymous said...

The reason the mamas don't want just the "best" on varsity is because as a general rule the younger girls are better than the seniors. It is true in any school where varsity is an entitlement earned by being a junior or senior and not by skill.

Good grief! Thank goodness no other sport is run that way:)

Anonymous said...

12:20
Your argument just goes to prove that it's NOT a sport...

Anonymous said...

There are very few sophmores on any varsity team and almost never freshmen.... What junior girl wants to cheer for freshmen....and u do hang out u spend alot of time together...traveling, practices, etc....

Anonymous said...

12:00am

The junior girl who likes to cheer and plans on making varsity her senior year.

Same reason football or volleyball of basketball juniors play on JV.

Seriously, I am sure your daughter is really nice but if you want anyone to take cheerleading even remotely serious you have to treat it like the other sports where the best are on varsity otherwise it is just a club...kind of like a pep squad. Yea! We had one at my school and all of the girls that wanted to be cheerleaders (had 6 really good ones)or drill team (had a really 16good ones)but couldn't make it were in the pep squad and we had cute uniforms and we formed the spirit line when the football team came out and everything. We sat together in the stands and supported the cheerleaders in whatever cheer they were doing. We had gloves which had a different color on each side of your hand and we would do hand routines when the band played. Our school was 3AAA and we had alot of spirit. It was cool to be in pep squad! The pep squad was bused to the games along with the cheerleaders and drill team. It sounds lame but it was ALOT of fun. So teach your daughter to have spirit and have ALOT of fun. My daughters cheered for a long time and it wasn't really fun. Primarily because each girl tries to be the star or rule the squad because their mama thinks they are either the best or that their daughter is being picked on. Just let the cheer sponsor do her job. If you don't want your freshman daughter on Varsity then you can ask that she be moved down to JV...lol I am sure they will accomodate you:)