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Long Beach Cheerleaders Take on First Competition with Fervor

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Members of the Long Beach High School’s Varsity Cheerleading Team made district history on Jan. 17, when they participated in their first-ever competition.
The fifteen cheerleaders, ranging in grades 9-12, were contenders in the small varsity division of the Freeport Devil Cheerleading Invitational at Freeport High School.

“They worked for hours each day and put in so much hard work and dedication,” said Coach Lindsay VanSickle. “We are extremely proud of them.”

Competitive cheerleading only recently became a recognized sport by the New York State Public High School Athletic Association. The varsity team members train and practice consistently and demonstrate athletic skill and dedication.