PHS Cheer Squad is taking cheer off the sidelines


January 26, 2023

Photo courtesy of Carey Case

This year the students who participated in the Petersburg High School Cheerleader's annual Cheer Camp performed during the girls' basketball team's halftime. In addition to learning their cheer, participants enjoyed tumbling and lots of clapping.

Petersburg High School Cheer Squad's new coach, Andrea Weathers, is on a mission to bring cheer off the sidelines and into the community. Weathers' main goal this year is " bridge the gap between the players, the cheerleaders and the spectators - to really create a strong trifecta of community and to strengthen school spirit. I think that it's a great time for that, coming out of a pandemic. I really want to have that full-circle connection."

Weathers is finding creative ways to cheer off the court. "There can be more to cheer than yelling on the sidelines. We're there to give support - b...

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