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OVAC Cheerleading 2017

St. Clairsville Red Devils Head coach: Shawn Tomlan

Success has turned into a tradition for the St. Clairsville cheering team as of late, especially in the OVAC Cheering Championships at WesBanco Arena. The Red Devils have claimed nine OVAC titles in a row and are aiming for a 10th consecutive championship. Leading the defending champions is ...

Oak Glen Golden Bears Head coach: Debbie Fish

Debbie Fish is in her fifth year as the Oak Glen cheering coach and she believes that entering the OVAC cheerleading competition on Feb. 4, that her team’s strong point should be tumbling. “We have a fast routine with a lot of tumbling,” Fish said. “In fact, we have a lot more ...

Union Local Jets Head coach: Stephanie Jendrusik

Stephanie Jendrusik is in her 14th season as cheering head coach of the Union Local Jets and her four seniors are hoping to repeat an accomplishment they achieved in middle school, just at a higher level. “Our four seniors were part of the junior high team that won the junior high OVACs,” ...

Barnesville Shamrocks Head coach: Kelsey Leach

For the first time in a long time, the Barnesville Shamrocks’ cheering team placed third at the OVAC Championship a year ago and will be looking to build off of that performance this year. Led by first-year coach Kelsey Leach, the Shamrocks will attempt to place again with a very exciting ...

2017 OVAC Cheerleading Championships

Tucks, turns, twists and triumphant tears. All will be on display Saturday during the annual Ohio Valley Athletic Conference Cheerleading Championships at WesBanco Arena. Hundreds of hours of practice will be on display during the event, as 24 teams of young ladies perform their routines ...