Lancer Spotlight 10/12/21: Cheer hosts the Lancer Legacy Invitational


courtesy of Amy Rumburg

Varsity cheer team hits their stunts on the floor during Invitational.

by Marissa DePalma, Editor

On October 9, Linganore Cheerleading hosted the Lancer Legacy Invitational.

The four high schools that participated were McDonough, Bel Air, South Carroll, and Westminster. Linganore Oakdale Urbana Youth Athletic Association (LOUYAA) cheer also performed at the event.

Bel Air High School won first place.

As hosts, the LHS cheer squad did not “compete;” however, they still performed their routine for friends and family.

Amy Rumburg (head coach), Jean Davis, and Jessie Mollet would have scored the LHS team a high school 12o.4 if they had competed.

Junior varsity, coached by Autumn Naill (head coach) and Katie Lewis, would have scored a 99.4. The crowd was exited and cheerful when both teams performed. As Counties approach, this competition serves as both fun and good practice for the event.

As for varsity’s progress, I’m extremely happy with where we are. At this time we are just concentrating on cleaning our routine and conditioning their bodies to keep getting stronger. The stronger and more conditioned they are, the easier and more consistent their routine will become,” Rumburg said.

The Varsity team is lead by senior team captains Gracie Rowe, Kerrin Kelsey, Lindsey Bruscia, and Olivia Addis.

Varsity has been working on their routine since the beginning of the year and has been practicing stunts at football games.

Varsity cheer doing a sideline stunt from their competition routine. (Amy Rumburg)

“As for Counties, they have the ability to be very successful. If they hit a clean, solid routine while having a ton of fun, they will be successful. That is totally up to them at this point. They have all the tools they need; they just have to execute it,” said Rumburg.

Linganore Cheer leading has won Frederick County Champion fourteen times. They have four Regional Champion titles, two State Championships. In 2018, the squad was Fall State Finalist.

“It’s always a good competition, so we have to make sure we make little to no mistakes. We are hoping for a huge LHS crowd there to support us, as they always feed off the energy of their crowd,” said Rumburg. 

To keep up with their progress follow them on Instagram @linganore_hs_cheer.