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Saturday, February 7, 2015 at 10:09 pm

Photos: Batavia HS cheerleaders place third in sectional competition

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In a field of nine Class B Section V schools the Batavia High School cheerleaders placed third today in the sectional championship event.

Information and photos submitted by Justine Bonarigo.

Tuesday, November 4, 2014 at 9:47 pm

Batavia Cheerleading Youth Camp

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Open to all from ages 4-13


Level 1 – Ages 4-6

Level 2 – Ages 7-9

Level 3 – Ages 10-13

Batavia Cheerleading Boosters Program,

Coaching Staff & Basketball JV and Varsity Cheerleaders

*You do not have to be in the Batavia School District to participate! All are welcome! All camp sessions are held at Robert Morris gymnasium in Batavia



                   Friday, December 5     5:30pm-7:30pm

                   Friday, December 12   5:30pm-7:30pm

                   Friday, December 19   5:30pm-7:30pm

The Friday camp sessions are mandatory. You will be learning jumps, arm motions, cheers & chants, stunting, and a 1 minute routine for each age level.

All cheerleaders will perform the routine that was learned at camp with the Varsity cheerleaders at the GCC Christmas Tournament game on Tuesday, December 23rd. Game details and warm-up time TBA.

$20 early registration fee* (*If registered by November 13)

$25 registration fee if registering after November 13

Please contact Justine Briggs at [email protected] or Sherri Bartz at [email protected] or 585-993-1629 for more information.


Event Date and Time

December 5, 2014 - 5:30pm - December 23, 2014 - 7:30pm
Thursday, September 11, 2014 at 6:19 am

BHS alumni cheerleaders wanted for special Oct. 3 fundraising performance

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The Batavia High School Cheerleaders are having an Alumni Fundraiser to help their program. There will be a special routine for 1-minute 30-seconds choreographed by alumna cheerleading coach Krista Shamp.

The routine will be performed by alumni cheerleaders at half-time at the varsity football game on Oct. 3.

Any alumni who would like to take part is asked to pay $20. For that, the participant will get a T-shirt and "time to have one last shining moment under the lights," according to JV Head Coach Jamie L. Turman, who is an alumna cheerleader of BHS, Class of '09.

She adds that alumni who would like to help boost the program can still pay $20, get a T-shirt, and skip the performance if they don't want to do it or don't have the time to practice.

Practices are held from 6-7:30 p.m. on Wednesdays at John Kennedy School.

Turman would like more participants to join in the fun.

If interested, contact her at the high school at 343-2480 or e-mail  <[email protected]>

Saturday, December 28, 2013 at 2:57 pm

VA residents get some holiday cheer

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Batavia High School cheerleaders visited the VA Hospital this morning to visit with residents and perform their basketball cheers. One resident told the girls, "this is what he fought for" while thanking them for their visit.

Information and photo submitted by Justine Bonarigo.

Saturday, December 28, 2013 at 11:47 am

Sisters will be rivals Monday when their schools, Batavia and Notre Dame, meet in championship game

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The DellaPenna family is pretty certain this has never happened before in the history of Batavia basketball: Two sisters, on opposite sides of the court, cheering for their respective teams, when Batavia High School and Notre Dame meet Monday in the championship game of the Lions Club Tournament at GCC. Danielle is a senior at Batavia and Gabrielle is a freshman at ND.

Information and photo submitted by Tim Tucker.

Tuesday, October 22, 2013 at 9:03 am

'Cheerdawgs' score big at competition in Lyndonville

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Photo and information submitted by Sherri Wahr.

The cheer squad for the Batavia Bulldawgs youth football program did very well Sunday at the Niagrara Orleans Football Association cheer competition in Lyndonville. The beginners took third, minis 2nd and JV placed 2nd for cheer and 1st for routine. The girls also captured the Spirit Cup.  The JV team scored the most points in the division to win Grand Champion, with varsity coming in third in its division.

"I'm so incredibly proud of each and everyone one of them," Cheer Director Sherri Wahr said. "They came out and gave it all they had and it really paid off."

Wednesday, October 16, 2013 at 10:27 am

Batavia Cheer squad finishes second at Brockport Spirit Fest

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In their first competition of the year, the Batavia HS varsity cheerleading team took second place at the Brockport Spirit Fest over the weekend. Kayle Corp placed third in the individual competition. The sectional competition is Oct. 26. (Photo and information submitted by Justine Bonarigo.)

Sunday, September 29, 2013 at 9:38 am

Elba Lancers cheer squad debuts new, more sophisticated routine

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The Elba Lancers cheer squad unveiled a new routine during half-time of the Elba/Byron-Bergen vs. Notre Dame game Saturday.

The routine features more acrobatics than I've seen from a high school cheer squad before.

Cheer Coach Kate Engle said her cousin Jackie Borrelli, now a cheer captain at Niagara University who cheered for Northeast Elite, conducted a two-day cheer camp for the Elba team and taught the girls the new routine.

Saturday was the first time they performed it in public.

Rachel Wannike is Elba's captain this year and she's featured in the flyer toss. Tabitha Fuller, a seventh-grader, is featured in a series flips during a pyramid (unfortunately, my camera slipped out of focus during this part of the routine). 

Engle said the squad is pretty young, with only one senior member and five juniors, three sophomores, seven freshman and a seventh-grader.

The girls will use the routine Oct. 13 at the Brockport Spiritfest and, of course, during sectionals competition later in October at RIT.

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Monday, August 19, 2013 at 9:09 pm

Photos: Practicing for JV cheer tryouts

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Heading home tonight, I came upon these three young ladies out on Ganson Avenue practicing their cheer routine. Tryouts for the JV cheer squad at Batavia High School are this week and they're leaving nothing to chance. Pictured are Taylor Smith, Mikey Lullo and Chloe Rapone.

Monday, January 21, 2013 at 9:14 am

BHS cheer takes second at Monroe County Tournament

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The Batavia High School varsity basketball cheerleading squad took second place at the Monroe County Tournament held at Victor HS on Saturday.

Five teams participated in their competition.

Kayla Corp, Jessica Derefinko, Codie Grazioplene and Whitney Athoe received 2nd Team All County nominations.

The team will compete for a Section V title Feb. 23 at RIT.

Information and photo submitted by a reader.

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