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...

An Outside Look: Athletes discuss differences in non-school sports scouting, the difficulty for getting exposure

Gymnast and senior Hadyn Crossen practices her routine on the bar with her group.
Crossen said that her coaches helped her understand what each college and university had offered when they had started giving offers to her. She said she ended up committing later than most other gymnasts to keep her options open.

Livvie Hurley

December 13, 2018

For gymnast and senior Hadyn Crossen, gymnastics started being a big part of her life at age two, when she started the sport. Flash forward to middle school, and colleges were looking at her. Crossen now sits with a scholarship to Eastern Michigan University, but she said the process is different from school...

Unwanted Advances: Sexual abuse cases in gymnastics raise question of awareness at CHS

Freshman Ashnaya Gupta practices her beam routine. Gupta said that more gymnasts are speaking out now about sexual abuse after the scandals occurred.

Leslie Huang, Calina He, and Wendy Zhu

November 16, 2018

For freshman Ashnaya Gupta, gymnastics has been part of her life since she was 2 years old. Gupta spends most hours after school practicing at Deveau’s School of Gymnastics, where she has proudly earned various state medals for her achievements. When Gupta first heard of the sexual abuse cases in US...

Students discuss how there is more to gymnastics than just what is seen on the Olympics

Gymnast and senior George Schrader flips in the air during his practice. Schrader participates in tumbling and different cheerleading events. Throughout the week Schrader does both strength training and different practices with stunts and routines.

Jess Canaley, Reporter

February 23, 2017

At CHS, many students play a variety of sports ranging from dance to football. However, gymnastics, a commonly known sport for its popularity in the Olympics, makes up a small amount of athletes at CHS. While many are aware of its presence, often times people do not know the amount of dedication and time that...