Posts Tagged ‘friday’

Friday Night Mojo

September 29, 2011  |  Field Notes  |  No Comments

Every home game for the Panther football team draws sell-out crowds. And it’s amid these extraordinary conditions that the Permian cheerleaders flourish. Their skill level is incredible, and I can’t help but to compare their tumbling to the tumble-weeds you see in the fields out here: quick, lively, never losing momentum. Their pyramids and stunts are impressive, but not as impressive as their ability to excite and engage the crowd. Many of this year’s varsity squad members started their cheerleading careers wearing tiny black and white pleated skirts as they stood at the metal rails and mimicked the moves of the then varsity cheerleaders on the sidelines. They grew up always wanting to cheer for the Panthers and now it’s finally their time. “We love being part of a school and program that has as much tradition as Permian does,” says Amanda Stallcup.

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Friday Night Lessons

August 29, 2011  |  Field Notes  |  1 Comment

At its purest form, cheerleading promotes all that is good and worthwhile in this world through encouragement, excitement and a dedication to the betterment of not just a chosen team, but to all. Cheerleading, coupled with my previous sideline experience, shaped my outlook on life. My principles and values were established long ago through weekly lessons in endurance, exuberance, and pain.

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Break Through Banners: Make a Statement on the Field

August 16, 2011  |  Field Notes  |  3 Comments

As the 2011-2012 school year begins, cheerleaders and dancers are trading in their camp outfits for uniforms and are getting their material “game day ready”. The football players have dusted their cleats off and strapped on their pads and are ready to take on their rivals. As a cheerleader you’re an ambassador of school spirit, so that can mean making signs, handing out game day ribbons, or making sure your break through banner is polished and ready for those Friday night lights.

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