UC CHEER TEAM CLAIMS TEC CONFERENCE CROWN
“We got the best group of girls any coaches could ask for,” Coach Heather Jefferis said. “This has been the greatest year!”
In addition to being TEC Champs, the team achieved top spot at the Indiana State Fair Competition in August 2015, second place at the Clinton County Fair in July 2015 and fourth overall at the Indiana state-wide competition in November 2015.
Since taking over the program three years ago, Coach Jefferis and Assistant Coach Peggy Bradbury have worked with the ladies to help excel the team to where they are today. To say the least, this year’s squad has set the bar for the future of the program and what can be achieved.
“Winning at the state fair and now the conference for the first time in school history shows just how hard the girls have worked and believe in themselves,” Jefferis added.
Many of the girls were recognized at their season-ending banquet last Thursday evening at Union City HS.
JV Football: Cassie Martin (Mental Attitude) and Sophia Spence (Most Improved); Varsity Football: Landry Zimmers (Mental Attitude), Success Brodie (Most Improved) and Allie Conklin (All-Around); Varsity White: Sydney Ralston (Mental Attitude), Aliya Zimmers (Most Improved) and Emalee Bocanegra (All-Around); Varsity Red: Lydia Ralston (Mental Attitude), Haley Whitesel (Most Improved) and Kali Miller (All-Around); Senior Pride Award winners were: Emily Bentz, Kali Miller and Lydia Ralston; and finally the prestigious Lady In Red Award went to senior Emily Bentz.
The 2015-16 Union City High School Cheer team members were: Emily Bentz, Kali Miller, Lydia Ralston, Hailey Sousa, Landry Zimmers, Allie Conklin, Sarah New, Libby Blankley, Haley Whitesel, Cassie Martin, Success Brodie, Emalee Bocanegra, Sydney Ralston, Aliya Zimmers, Sophia Spence and Rachel New. Coach Heather Jefferis, Asst. Coach Peggy Bradbury.
See photos from the Awards Banquet at bluebagmedia.com/photos