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GC cheerleaders performed for the MSC title in Frankfort Wednesday. Photo by Richard Davis
GC cheerleaders performed for the MSC title in Frankfort Wednesday. Photo by Richard Davis
Cheerleading - Thu, Mar. 2, 2017

All the routines were done, the scores tabulated and the tension built. Six teams competed for the 2017 Mid-South Conference Cheerleading title Wednesday evening at the Frankfort Convention Center. Georgetown College had finished third or fourth the past seven seasons, winning the crown in 2008. Behind innovated pyramids and new stunts the Tigers, under first-year coach Joanie Alexander, finished second narrowly behind champion Lindsey Wilson College. While the big team prize was just out of grasp, GC did walk away with Cheerleader of the Year – Macey Mckenzie; Coach of the Year – Alexander; and the mixed stunt group title – Mckenzie, Jerryn Jones, Shelby Douthett and Christian Ryne.

Mckenzie and Becca Slagle were first-team all-conference, while Breanna Ragland and Rachel Rouse were second-team all-conference.

"It was a great night for the program and an exciting building block for the future," Alexander said. "Macey is a freshman and the core of our group will be back. We had some last minute injuries that forced us to shift some things, which is difficult, but I'm so pleased and proud with how every one of our athletes handled the change. They made it work and helped put us just back in the overall competition."

LWC scored an 80.60, while GC had a 79.86.

Mckenzie is GC's eighth COY and first since Kaya Kelly in 2014-15. Alexander is the third Coach of the Year and first since Lori Beth Mays received the honors in 2007-08.



 

 
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