The Hillsborough Jr. Raiders Youth and Junior competition cheerleading teams kicked off their season on Sunday by earning two first place victories at the Jr. Red Devils 9th Annual Cheerfest Competition, which was held at Hunterdon Central High School in Flemington.
Both teams received scores that were among the highest of the day, and two athletes were awarded top honors for “Best Jumps” in their respective age groups.
The girls participate in several months of strength, tumbling, advanced cheer skills and choreography training in order to prepare for their season. In addition to competing, they can be seen cheering on the Hillsborough Jr. Raiders Football teams on game day.
The girls are back in the gym this week as they prepare to take on some of the best teams in New Jersey this Saturday in Erial. For more information about upcoming competitions or the Jr. Raiders Competition Cheer program, contact them at Compcheer@jrraiders.org.
About Hillsborough Jr. Raiders:
The Hillsborough Jr. Raiders is a recreational youth organization serving the community of Hillsborough, NJ, since 1992. The Jr. Raiders offers organized youth activities in flag and tackle football, competitive and recreational cheerleading, girls lacrosse, field hockey and track & field for youth in grades Kindergarten through 8th. The Jr. Raiders are committed to teaching children the skills they need to have fun and play in a safe environment. The Jr. Raiders players learn and apply the principals of sportsmanship, teamwork, discipline and dedication. The Jr. Raiders offers opportunities for boys and girls of all skill levels. The philosophy is that all children need to get into the game. Everyone plays. For more information, visit www.jrraiders.org.