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February 20, 2006 | By Keith Pompey, Inquirer Suburban Staff
Siobhan Latta thought her expectations were high. Apparently, they weren't high enough. Latta, a Father Judge cheerleading coach, wanted her squad to make the super varsity finals at the National High School Cheerleading Championships. But the Crusaders did much more than reach the finals of the large-school portion. Father Judge placed fourth in the competition, held Feb. 10 to Feb. 12 at Walt Disney World near Orlando, Fla. Cardinal O'Hara, which also reached the finals, finished 15th.
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February 4, 1997 | By Marc Narducci, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Members of the Lindenboro Chargers' most senior cheerleading unit get something to jump up and down about when they retire. As a reward for boosting the 135-pound midget football team through the season, Lindenboro sends its departing veterans to Disney World each year. Fund-raising drives are held to pay for the trip, and this season 10 of the 15 cheerleaders for the 135s were able to make the trip, which was taken during the third week of January for five days. "Many of them have been with us since they were 7, and they put a lot of hard work in," said Mary Levering, one of the head coaches of the 135s cheerleaders and president of the Lindenboro Chargers cheerleading organization.
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February 15, 2007 | By DIANA HUYNH For the Daily News
Wil Reynolds wanted to give cheerleaders for Philadelphia a voice. So he gave them Phillyblog.com as a bullhorn. Reynolds, founder of the Internet marketing firm Seer Interactive, co-founded Philly-blog.com in November 2002 with Jennifer Kronstain, chief executive of KMG Worldwide. It now has more than 12,000 members. Q. How did you get into blogging? A. Since I work with the Internet every day, it seemed natural. I really love Philly, so part of the reason why I started Philly blog.
NEWS
December 24, 2002
IN THE Dec. 12 edition, we were asked to vote for our favorite Eagles cheerleader squad. Why in a city with an African-American mayor, fire commissioner, police commissioner, where the majority of residents are African-American, with an Eagles team that is at least 75 percent African-American, and the star player (Donovan McNabb) is also African- American - why is this cheerleading squad about 10 percent African-American? Did my black sisters not show up for the audition? T. Parker Sicklerville, N.J. The unplowed Northeast I was so relieved to read that Frank Keel got home safely to Montgomery County during the city's latest snowstorm.
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December 22, 1991 | By Charlie Frush and Judy Baehr, Special to The Inquirer
The other members of the Philadelphia 76ers Dream Team look up to Maryann Wenger in more than one sense. Not only is the Burlington Township woman one of the tallest members of the team at 5-foot-8, but her sister cheerleaders, she said, "call me the grandmom," because at a geriatric 28, she's senior to the 14 other members of the squad. In July, Wenger beat out plenty of younger tryout rivals in making the team, earning the dubious right to endure preseason practices two to three times a week.
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May 3, 1987 | By Marie George, Special to The Inquirer
Representatives from the Monroe Township Midget Football cheerleading association have filed charges with Township Council against the Midget Football Organization, contending that the cheerleaders are victims of discrimination. The representatives, most of them mothers of cheerleaders, said that the cheerleaders are being discriminated against in everything from registration fees to the size of trophies awarded at the end of the season. At the council meeting on April 20, the director of cheerleading, Sharon Fillis, whose daughter is one of the organization's 72 cheerleaders, presented a two-page report listing 12 instances of bias by the Midget Football Organization.
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November 10, 2005 | By Tanya Barrientos INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
For three days now, the NFL-cheerleaders-gone-wild story coming out of Florida has been hot, hot, hot on the Internet. Keywords? Cheerleaders. Lesbian sex. Cat fight. The facts? Two Carolina Panthers cheerleaders - Angela Keathley, 26, and Renee Thomas, 20 - allegedly had sex Sunday in a bathroom stall of a nightclub in Tampa, then came out swinging, sparking a barroom scuffle. Talk about getting your game on. For guys, it's a dream sequence straight out of Pay-Per-View.
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December 23, 1990 | By Michael V. Copeland, Special to The Inquirer
The Bensalem school board Wednesday evening faced a group well-trained in being passionately vocal. About 20 Bensalem High School varsity and junior varsity cheerleaders protested a recent school decision to ban "mounts" from their repertoire. " 'No one hits the ground' is our overall motto," said Nicole Henry, a senior on the varsity squad and a student school board representative. "Safety is the issue here, but that is also our major concern. " In dispute is the safety of certain routines in which performers stand atop a pyramid of shoulders high above what can be a hardwood basketball court or a cinder track.
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February 10, 1988 | By Jean Redstone, Special to The Inquirer
"Good golly, Miss Molly" are the words Little Richard belts out in his 1958 rock hit. "You sure can have a ball" or something like that. And something like a ball is just what the varsity cheerleading squad at Sterling High School in Somerdale expects when the team travels to Anaheim tomorrow to compete for the national cheerleading title. The 15-member squad already has had a ball anticipating and preparing for the competition, said coach Jill Callaghan, 27, a chemistry teacher.
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August 10, 2010 | By Peter Mucha, Inquirer Staff Writer
Not players. Not coaches. Not fans. Under "NFL KICKOFF!" the cover of Maxim magazine gives top billing to "CHEERLEADERS ON TRAMPOLINES. " Featured in photos are only four airborne dancers - and one is from the Eagles. She's Ivelisse Rivera, 22, dental assistant, Hammonton High grad, Atlantic County resident, and three-year veteran of the Bird's sideline squad. Two years ago, another Eagles enthusiaser, Janelle Stangl, appeared in Maxim, sporting little more than an Eagles towel.
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December 23, 2013 | By Matt Breen, Inquirer Staff Writer
A little more than a month since the completion of her second tour of duty in Afghanistan, former Eagles cheerleader Rachel Washburn will be honored as a "Hometown Hero" at Sunday night's game against Chicago. The 25-year-old intelligence officer is a first lieutenant in the Army. She was an Eagles cheerleader from 2007 to 2009 while she was enrolled in Drexel's Army ROTC program. "Initially, it was kind of a novelty to people I met if they ever found out," Washburn told USA Today.
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December 10, 2013 | By Tricia Nadolny, Inquirer Staff Writer
WILDWOOD Erin McGibbon has been a competitive cheerleader for two years, but this season, her father is finally enjoying the experience. Because now Mike McGibbon's daughter is on the bottom of the pyramid, not the top. "Last year, she was a flier, and I was scared to death," he said Sunday over a pounding dance track from another squad's performance elsewhere in the Wildwoods Convention Center. "All I wanted to do was get her down. This year, she's a base. It's helping my anxieties.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 22, 2013
CHEERLEADING isn't a sport and cheerleaders aren't athletes, right? Aren't they just a bunch of cute girls with hot bodies, shaking their butts and setting women back a hundred years by reinforcing gender stereotypes? Personally, I find it puzzling to call cheerleading anything but a sport. It requires strength, stamina, coordination, gymnastic skills and the grace of a classical dancer. It's hard work, baby. To be a pro, you need intelligence, beauty and exceptional athleticism - plus dedication, determination and discipline.
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May 2, 2013 | By Peter Mucha, Philly.com
The Eagles cheerleaders will host their annual calendar shoot in New Jersey, as a way to help rebuild parts of the Shore devastated by superstorm Sandy. Each of the 38 members of the new cheerleading squad, selected late last month, will be photographed at locations "that make the Jersey Shore unique and memorable, whether it's Lucy the Elephant in Margate, the Cape May Lighthouse, or Morey's Piers in Wildwood," according to a news release. All net proceeds will go to the Hurricane Sandy New Jersey Relief Fund, which is chaired by Pat Christie, the governor's wife.
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April 26, 2013
L AUREN BOGGI Goldenberg, 35, of Center City, is founder and CEO of Lithe Method, a "cardio-cheer-sculpting" fitness regimen that has evolved into a full-fledged Lithestyle brand with food, "studio-to-street" activewear and a blog, fithiphealthy.com. Q: How did you come up with the idea for Lithe Method? A: I was a cheerleader and hurt my shoulder and eventually started teaching Pilates but got bored. I missed my cheerleader routine and started doing my own thing. Q: What's behind the name?
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April 24, 2013 | By Peter Mucha, Philly.com
The Eagles announced their new cheerleading squad this morning, following Monday night's audition finale at the Kimmel Center. Hundreds attended the sold-out event, hosted by 94 WIP's Spike Eskin, at the Perelman Theater, to see 60 young women perform dance routines, demonstrate their poise and fitness, and field personalized questions about everything from bullying to running a business. Just 38 were chosen, including 30 returnees, by a panel of 10 judges that included former Eagles running back Ricky Watters, co-owner Christina Weiss Lurie, and defensive end Raheem Brock, who went to Temple.
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March 28, 2013 | By Peter Mucha, Philly.com
More than 400 young women flocked to Lincoln Financial Field on Saturday with hopes of making the new Eagles cheerleading squad. That squad will have even more interaction with fans this summer, now that some free practices will be held at the Linc, since the team is no longer using Lehigh University. "The cheerleaders will be appearing at all of those practices and fans will have the opportunity to meet the cheerleaders, and get a photo as well as autographs," said Barbara Zaun, director of cheerleading.
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February 2, 2013 | By Peter Mucha, Philly.com Staff Writer
"I'm excited! This is such an honor!" exclaimed Alexandra Warner, a raven-tressed 20-year-old from Allentown, after being named top Wingette this morning. She beat 105 other women, to also win a Harley Davidson during Wing Bowl XXI, held at a soldout Wells Fargo Center. Warner got 56 percent of the texted-in votes, according to 94 WIP blaster of ceremonies, Angelo Cataldi. And it was just her first trip to the annual gorge-aganza, which was won by James "The Bear" McDonald from Connecticut.
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