Richmond Hill runners compete
The Richmond Hill boys and girls cross country teams competed along with 10 other schools on Thursday in Effingham County. The girls came in third place despite having two of their top players missing in action - Lindsey Vasher due to a foot injury and Glorili Alejandro due to a hip injury. The boys did not place in the upper brackets.
Head coach Jimmy Hires said Vasher should return this week with Alejandro to follow suit the week after. "When we get them back, there’s no reason in the world for the girls not to win the region title," Hires said. "I predict it will be a shoot-out with us and region foes Southeast Effingham and St. Vincent’s, but I feel confident we will win."
The teams compete today in a home meet at J.F. Gregory Park, at 4 p.m.
Coastal Cheer Classic is Saturday
The Richmond Hill High School Cheerleader Booster Club will host the Second Annual Coastal Cheer Classic - a competitive cheerleading competition - at Richmond Hill High School on Saturday, Sept. 15 in the school’s gymnasium.
The Middle School Division will begin at 11:00 a.m. followed by the Varsity School Division at 1:00 p.m. Admission is $5.00 and the public is invited to attend.
The Coastal Cheer Classic will feature 14 schools from around the state which will compete in their respective regions and classes. In addition, there will be a tumble-off; jump-off and Liberty competition at the conclusion of the Varsity Division Competition.
Competitive cheerleading is a high school sport sanctioned by the Georgia High School Athletic Association (GHSA). Schools from around the state are permitted to compete in a maximum of six cheerleading competitions prior to the region competition in November.
According to the GHSA (www.ghsa.net) competitive cheerleading is judged on cheerleading fundamentals such as jumping, tumbling, partner stunts and pyramids, required elements for dance, cheer and chants and overall execution for showmanship, transition and technique.