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Supernova shows the power of good in sports

The SuperNovas represent the USA and took home gold medals at the 2019 International Cheerleading Worlds.

By Ally Salzberg, Assistant Online Editor

November 20, 2019

Being able to participate in a sport should be a guaranteed opportunity that all people should have regardless of disability. The SOMO Joy cheerleading team does just this and offers kids and adults ranging from 8-36 the opportunity to be a part of a team and to get the experience that other people ge...

Ooh, I Think I Found Myself a Real Sport: Cheerleading

During competitions, cheerleaders perform stunts that include lifting people up, flying through the air and contorting their bodies.

By Cristian Edwards, Online Sports Editor

November 24, 2015

Jousting. Quidditch. Cheese rolling. Rock-Paper-Scissors. All of these activities are now defined as and accepted as genuine sports. So why is cheerleading still on the bubble? The dictionary defines a sport as, “an athletic activity requiring skill or physical prowess and often of a competitive...

Is Cheerleading a sport? One reporter’s quest to find out

By By Charles Cook, Staff Writer

November 30, 2010

Just to clarify readers, no I am not the “official” Observer columnist, though many characterize me with traits pertaining to those of a young Ben Gloger. Well this month, my “informal” column addresses an issue that has just come to my attention: according to a legal judge ruling in a court ...

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