CAMP CHAMPS: Pike Liberal Arts cheer team named camp champions during AISA/UCA camp at Huntingdon College

Published 3:00 am Saturday, July 18, 2015

Both the Pike Liberal Arts School junior varsity and varsity squads were named camp champions during the AISA/UCA camp at Huntingdon College in Montgomery.

“The girls have worked so hard all summer with the goal of going to compete and do their best,” said JV coach Angie Grice. “We learned lots of new material which is great but they really enjoyed the part of competition. It was well-earned (given) the hard work they put in during the summer.”

The JV squad finished in first place in the home pom competition, first in the extreme routine, second in the sideline competition and won the game day competition. They were named the JV Camp Champions and won the spirit award each night of the camp. They were with the spirit stick to bring home to Troy.

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Three members of the JV squad were selected for the UCA All American squad: freshman Emmy Stevens and eighth-graders Ansley Adams and Izzy Saunders.

The Varsity squad came out on top as well, finishing first in the home pom competition, the cheer competition, the overall gameday competition and in extreme routine. They finished third in the sideline competition.

Like the JV squad the varsity team was also rewarded as being the overall varsity camp champion, and they were awarded the banana spirit and leadership award that was voted on by other squads at the camp.

Head coach Natalie Lankford had six girls named UCA All American and four tapped for the AISA All Stars team.

Anna Adams, Carter Senn, Elaina Strother, Patsy Ann Davis, Kelli Grant, and Toni Sarris all were named to the All American team while Carter Senn, Elaina Strother, Patsy Ann Davis, and Kelli Grant were all selected as All Stars.

Both squads will be competing again in Montgomery at the Crampton Bowl on Aug. 22 in the AISA Coaches Championship.