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Chapin High School varsity cheer wins 14th state championship

For Immediate Release – Nov. 20, 2017


Chapin High School varsity cheer wins 14th state championship


CHAPIN – Chapin High School varsity cheer proved dominant once again, winning their 14th state title and first Division 5A championship. In the last 11 years, Chapin cheer has won 10 state championships.


“This was a historic victory for Chapin Varsity Cheer. The team practiced every day of the week since August 1 to continue to put excellence on the mat,” said Chapin Varsity Cheer head coach Vicki Williams.


Since competitive cheer became a sport, Chapin is the only high school cheer team to win state titles in 2A, 3A, 4A and 5A divisions. The Chapin High School cheer coaches also made history by achieving more state titles than any other South Carolina coaching staff.


“This season was a tremendous challenge, moving to division 5A with only one senior on the team,” Chapin Varsity Cheer assistant coach Billie Williams said. “I am so proud of our kids for making the dream of a 5A state title into a reality. They are tremendous athletes and outstanding young ladies."


Chapin High School Varsity Cheer co-captain Mary Grace Galloway said, "We were so excited to compete in 5A this year. Spectators have always questioned how we would do at the next level and we were so proud to show them that we could compete in any classification."


The top four teams in the 5A South Carolina High School League Championship were from the Midlands. Chapin finished with an overall score of 344 points, five points ahead of River Bluff High School. The defending back-to-back state champions Dutch Fork High School placed fourth with a score of 328 points, after Lexington High School with 333 points.


“I am beyond proud of my athletes and the performance they had on Saturday,” said Dutch Fork varsity cheer coach Katie Nunnery. “I can honestly say that after the performance my kids had on Saturday, we all feel like we can walk away from this season with our heads held high knowing that we put the BEST performance of the season on that mat!”


Dutch Fork High School principal Dr. Gerald Gary said, “We are so proud of the effort and sportsmanship our girls displayed this weekend. It was also great to see our parents and so many community members in attendance to support them.”