South Central Among Area Winners At Cheer Championships

RALEIGH— Ledford captured the top honor, the Carolina Cup, in the eighth annual North Carolina High School Athletic Association state invitational cheerleading championships at the Raleigh Convention Center on Saturday night.

Cheer Ltd., Inc., the NCHSAA’s corporate partner that assists with the invitational championship, established the Carolina Cup to recognize annually the top high school varsity cheerleading team in the state. Ledford won the Cup for earning the highest cumulative score in the whole competition among varsity teams, regardless of the division in which they compete, with a 124.35 in winning the large varsity division.

Raleigh Millbrook, Jamestown Ragsdale, Raleigh Cardinal Gibbons, North Gaston and Raleigh Sanderson are the previous winners of the Carolina Cup.

Cardinal Gibbons won the super large varsity division while Winterville South Central earned the title in the small varsity coed and East Surry in large varsity coed.

In other varsity results, Charlotte Ardrey Kell won in the medium varsity and Ragsdale in the small varsity. East Bend Forbush was tops among the large varsity non-tumble squads.

In junior varsity competition, Ledford was the champion in the small junior varsity division while Raleigh Cardinal Gibbons took the large jayvee category and Camden won the junior varsity non-tumble division.

A special needs squad from Raleigh Millbrook was also recognized.

A record number of 133 teams registered to participate in the event.

Complete final results

Small junior varsity (5 to 15 members)

Champion— Ledford (105.65).

Monroe Piedmont (104.9), Fuquay-Varina (101.7), Fayetteville Jack Britt (98.8), Maiden (97.15), Burnsville Mountain Heritage (94.2), Newport Croatan (93.65), Wilson Hunt (90.55).

Large junior varsity (16 and up)

Champion— Raleigh Cardinal Gibbons (113.2).

Cary Panther Creek (111.7), Raleigh Millbrook (107.9), Holly Springs (106.25), Jacksonville White Oak (105.55), Overhills (104.7), Greenville D.H. Conley (102.65), Apex (100.55), Jamestown Ragsdale (97.9), Wilmington Hoggard (92.55).

Junior varsity non-tumble

Champion— Camden (113.45).

Canton Pisgah (106.95), West Wilkes (103.6), East Duplin (98.35), Havelock (96.05), Lumberton (96), SouthWest Edgecombe (95.85), Eastern Guilford (94.2), Richlands (93.1), North Johnston (91.75), Marshville Forest Hills (91.65), Hope Mills South View (90.9), Fayetteville Pine Forest (88.9), Pembroke Purnell Swett (87.95).

Small varsity non-tumble (5 to 15 members)

Champion— SouthWest Edgecombe (122.25).

Richlands (120.9), Hampstead Topsail (118.5), Ashe County (116.85), Camden (115.3), West Wilkes (108.05), Burnsville Mountain Heritage (104), N.C. School of Science and Math (98.3), Rocky Point Heide Trask (97.35), Pender (95.35), Franklinton (93.05), Dixon (90.4), East Chapel Hill (89.85), Lejeune (84.05), Chocowinity Northside (72.15).

Large varsity non-tumble (16 and up)

Champion— East Bend Forbush (123).

Elizabeth City Northeastern (110.3), Currituck (109.25), Hope Mills Gray's Creek (104.05), Canton Pisgah (101.7), East Mecklenburg (100.8), East Duplin (99.45), Havelock (99), Swain County (98.2), Whiteville (97.95), Eastern Guilford (96.8), Princeton (95.6), Hobbton (91.25), Oxford Webb (87.15).

Small varsity (5 to 12 members)

Champion— Jamestown Ragsdale (120.15).

Raleigh Leesville Road (105.75), North Gaston (105.15), Fayetteville Pine Forest (101.65), Overhills (99.9), Southern Nash (93.95).

Medium varsity (13 to 16 members)

Champion— Charlotte Ardrey Kell (119.95).

Cary Panther Creek (117), Harnett Central (115.75), Holly Springs (115.7), Cary (108.3), Jacksonville (104.85), Asheville A.C. Reynolds (102.85), Wilmington Hoggard (102.65), Randleman (99.45), Wilson Hunt (98.55), Enka (93.9), Swansboro (93.75), Fuquay-Varina (92.65), South Brunswick (92.25), Northern Guilford (91.6), Hope Mills South View (90.45), Southside (89.8), Monroe Piedmont (88.25).

Large varsity (17 to 20 members)

Champion-- Ledford (124.35).

Raleigh Broughton (117.1), Raleigh Sanderson (116.85), Waxhaw Marvin Ridge (116.2), Cherryville (111.6), Weddington (111.05), Greenville D.H. Conley (109.1), Southwestern Randolph (104.25), Fayetteville Terry Sanford (100), Southern Alamance (99.95), Northside (93.15), Charlotte Catholic (92.15), Newport Croatan (92), West Carteret (89.5), West Craven (89.4), Marshville Forest Hills (85.1).

Super large varsity (21-plus members)

Champion— Raleigh Cardinal Gibbons (122.2).

Raleigh Millbrook (119.6), Northwest Guilford (114), Lake Norman (113.3), East Forsyth (112.15), Cary Green Hope (110.75), South Caldwell (110.1), Pikeville C.B. Aycock (108.7), Mount Airy (104.15), New Bern (103.45), Wake Forest-Rolesville (100.1), Apex (98.35), Eden Morehead (96.5), Jacksonville White Oak (95.9), Rocky Mount (92.75).

Small varsity coed (2 to 4 males)

Champion— Winterville South Central (113.4).

Lumberton (107), West Iredell (105.05), Salisbury (96.1), Pembroke Purnell Swett (93.25), Central Cabarrus (91.7), Southern Wayne (87.75), Cameron Union Pines (82.6).

Large varsity coed (more than 4 males)

Champion-- East Surry (101.6).

CAROLINA CUP: Ledford (large varsity) 125.35.


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