While attending the LKC Cheerleading competition at Williamstown High School on Nov. 15, I saw the most incredible display of sportsmanship I have ever seen at any competition I have ever attended!
And yes, cheerleading is a sport. Over the last few years I have come to appreciate the athleticism of these girls, and occasionally guys, and the gymnastics involved, not to mention the pure strength and endurance needed to perform their routines! But I digress.
Due to a last-minute injury to an obviously key member of their squad, Parkersburg Catholic High School had to scratch from the competition. This had to be a crushing blow, especially to any seniors on the squad who were at their last LKC competition. After all the other squads had performed their routines, everyone was waiting for the final tally of scores and the announcement of who the winner was. I'm not sure which school started it, but soon all the squads were chanting "Let's go Blue. Let's go Blue" PCHS came out on the floor and did the part of their routine that they could do without the injured member and received a standing ovation from not only the other teams, but also from the crowd of spectators in attendance.
It was a moving example of what great students, coaches and parents we have in all of the schools of the Little Kanawha Conference. All the girls were winners that night!