Three cheers for Haverhill High School's cheerleading squad.
The 19-member team, led by head coach Liz Burgess, won Sunday's Massachusetts School Administrators Association's winter cheerleading regional competition. The Hillies are heading to Worcester State University Sunday for the all-state competition on Sunday.
One week after taking home a Merrimack Valley Conference trophy March 1, the all-girl squad was named Division 1 North regional champions during last weekend's competition in Wilmington.
“The team worked so hard to overcome obstacles and worked together to push through,” Burgess said after last Sunday's win. “Their hard work paid off.”
Following a team member's injury Thursday at practice, routines were tweaked and several athletes needed to learn new skills as “significant” changes were made, Burgess said.