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The Northwestern cheerleaders took first place in the Game Day Division at the annual Colonial League competition. The Northwestern cheerleaders took first place in the Game Day Division at the annual Colonial League competition.

NW cheerleaders take first place at competition

Thursday, November 16, 2017 by KATIE MCDONALD kmcdonald@tnonline.com in Sports

Northwestern Lehigh cheerleaders were crowned the Colonial League’s Game Division champions at the annual Colonial League Cheerleading Competition last Wednesday at Catasauqua High School.

“It feels really great,” said Northwestern cheerleader Myah Sarwar. “It’s surreal.”

The Tigers took first place out of eight squads with a score of 244.5.

“I was definitely surprised because the past two years, we got second to Wilson,” Sarwar said.

This year, Wilson placed second with a score of 239, followed by Bangor with 236.5 points, Saucon Valley with 233 points, and Pen Argyl with 226.5 points.

“The girls did well in practice, but tonight was the best I’ve ever seen them perform that routine,” said Northwestern Lehigh coach Kristie Dangello.

The Tigers’ routine opened with a band dance. Next was a situational sideline, a time-out cheer, and a fight song. The time-out cheer and fight song included stunting.

“I knew it was going well,” Sarwar said. “All our stunts went up and we had the right timing.”

Salisbury, Palmerton, and Palisades also competed in the Game Day Division.

Wilson won the Competition Division, followed by Pen Argyl and Southern Lehigh. These were the only squads that competed in this division.

Judges for the competition were Ashley Cormier, Lindsay Maduro, and Danielle West, all UCA judges.