Central Valley. To cheer, in place

| 09 Feb 2021 | 08:15

On Wednesday afternoon, Feb. 3, Coach Becca Gutierrez put the Crusader Cheerleaders went through a tough workout at Central Valley Elementary School as they hopefully prepared for some kind of competition or school event to preform at this year.

You often don’t realize how hard these girls work because of their consistent smiles and cheerful attitudes when they are preforming.

They stretched and worked on conditioning before they began to work on a dance routine, all the time while wearing their masks and maintaining social distance.

After working on their dance, they put on a display of tumbling and acrobatics. The afternoon represented an opportunity to do what these athletes do best, which is to show the Crusader pride and spirt.

No competition with other schools

Later that same day, Schools Superintendent Elsie Rodriguez announced that district leaders, in agreement with the M-W Board of Education, have decided that Monroe-Woodbury’s student-athletes and coaches will participating in high risk sports (basketball, cheerleading, ice hockey and wrestling) at both the middle school and high school levels, but will not compete with other schools at this time.

The Monroe-Woodbury Board of Education was expected to pass a resolution regarding the winter season on Wednesday, Feb. 10.

- William Dimmit