Follow the signs: CHS students use ASL beyond classroom in sports

Senior Taylor Gallagher signed to the girls on the deaf cheer team that she coaches to smile. Gallagher said learning ASL at the school has helped her communicate with her team, although it is still not always easy.

Olivia Childress

February 22, 2019

Senior Taylor Gallagher saw herself in the cheerleaders as they flipped through the air. Having cheered for seven years, she knew what was required from an assistant coach. But as familiar as she was with the sport, there was one large difference between her past experiences with cheer and the one th...

Flipping Between Sports: Cheerleading, diving teams use similar skills; CHS athletes participate in both

Player support  (right):
Blair Wayman, gold winter cheerleader, diver and sophomore holds a banner during a game. The banner read “Heady” for Luke Heady, basketball player and senior. Wayman participates in both winter cheerleading and diving because of the similar skill set.
hands down (left):
Jenna Springirth, competition cheerleader, diver and sophomore, performs a dive during practice after warming up. Springirth practiced different dives varying in skill and difficulty. Springirth became a cheerleader first, and was then encouraged to try diving after hearing the sports are similar.

Sarah Kim, Sports Reporter

January 24, 2019

Sophomore Jenna Springirth takes a deep breath and then flips through the air. The water folds around her as she finishes her perfectly executed dive. Springirth is a member of this year’s women’s swimming and diving team, but she is also a member of the varsity competition cheerleading squad.  At fi...

CHS Cheer Team to Travel to Pendleton for Competition

The cheerleading team warm up with static before an afternoon practice. A normal practice consists of dynamic and static stretching, and team and individual skills.

Jess Canaley

October 7, 2017

On Sat. Oct. 7, the CHS competitive cheerleading team will head to Pendleton High School to perform in one of their highest competition showcases. The team is still focusing on fundamentals and strengthening individual skills in preparation for the competition.     McKenna Abby, junior and varsity chee...

CHS Competitive Cheerleading Team prepares for New Palestine

Teammates Marissa Kepler (left), McKenna Abbey (middle), and Taylor Gallagher (right), stretch as part of the team’s warm-ups. The team has recently been removed from the competition at Purdue but will compete at New Palestine on Sept. 30.

Jess Canaley

October 1, 2017

The CHS cheer team prepares to make the trip to New Palestine to compete in the Dragon Duel Cheerleading Championship on Saturday, Sept. 30. According to head coach Lisa Knipp, both the JV and Varsity teams are looking good with strong, but improvable skills. “We have two competition teams, a juni...

CHS welcomes coed cheer team for the first time in school history

Teammates Taylor Gallagher, junior (left), and Abby Burdette, sophomore (right), assist David Light, senior (middle), in a lift. The team enjoys having diversity despite doubts or uncertainties about this season.

Ben Traylor and Kelly Truax

September 21, 2017

In the past, the sidelines of sporting events around the country, have been filled with teams of elite, exclusively female athletes have been an integral part of high school sports. As a result, cheerleading is one of the longest traditions showcased beside amateur and professional games. The energy...

CHS Cheer Team Prepares for Homecoming Game

Head Coach Lisa Knipp shows the team a new stretch before starting practice. Junior cheerleader McKenna Abbey waits to the side to do it to her stretching partner.

Jess Canaley, Staff Member

September 17, 2017

Homecoming is a high school tradition that schools all over the country are preparing for in the weeks to come. At CHS, students gear up for the Homecoming football game by participating in spirit week, playhouse building, and tailgates. For the cheer team, they’ve been gearing up for the game by prac...

Competition cheerleading to compete at Mt. Vernon on Oct. 15

Coach Voris leads the cheerleading team in various stretching exercises before they start practice. The exercises challenges the girls to stretch in a different way from their typical before practice stretching.

Kelly Truax, Reporter

October 13, 2016

The competition cheerleading team will compete on the mat at 5:30p.m. on Oct. 15. Emily Sheeks, cheerleader and sophomore, said she is looking forward to the competition. “I'm really looking forward to competing in a new stunt group because we seem to work very well together,” Sheeks said. Sheeks al...

Fall Cheerleading to compete at the Kentucky State Fair Cheerleading Competition on Aug. 27

Fall Cheerleading to compete at the Kentucky State Fair Cheerleading Competition on Aug. 27


August 26, 2016

All week, the fall cheerleading team has been preparing for it's competition on Aug. 27. The students will be competing on the mat at 9:45 a.m, and awards are scheduled to start at 11 a.m. Before the team competes, it will do it's specific warm up. Cheerleader and sophomore Taylor Gallagher said, ...

Recent developments in coaching gender equality causes Carmel to analyze its own coaching staff

HUDDLE UP: Head women’s volleyball coach, Matt Fishman, discusses strategy with his players. The women’s volleyball team is one of the many female teams at CHS with a male coach.


September 16, 2015

Recently, female coaches have been dominating headlines everywhere for attaining coaching positions on male professional sporting teams. Becky Hammon was not only hired as an assistant coach for the San Antonio Spurs, but also led them on to victory during the NBA’s Las Vegas summer league tournament....

CHS cheerleading team devotes time to more than just supporting other teams

CHS cheerleading team devotes time to more than just supporting other teams


January 22, 2015

Every time Kaley Dickerson, varsity cheerleader and junior, hears someone say cheerleading is not a sport, she said it makes her frustrated. “Competition cheer is a sport. We practice just as much as any other sport in the school, we put in a lot of effort and it does take a lot of physical skill...

Winter cheerleaders to support Hounds at Ben Davis on Jan. 30


January 26, 2010

With the season well under way, the varsity men's basketball cheerleading squad will hit the court again with an away game at Ben Davis on Jan. 30 at 7:30 p.m. The squad continues to inspire team spirit throughout the entire season. And although fall cheerleaders compete in tournaments in addition...