Sports

Cheerleaders Root on Cougar Hoops Teams

600383252f6ad0e05cb9_cheerGym.JPG
Chatham cheerleaders at Cougar Night doubleheader Credits: TAP Chatham
600383252f6ad0e05cb9_cheerGym.JPG

CHATHAM, NJ - The boys and girls basketball teams are getting extra support this season from the Chatham cheerleading squad.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=94DPByB5ik4&feature=youtu.be

After an eight-year hiatus, the cheerleaders have returned to perform indoors. In the fall, the cheerleaders, under the direction of coach Kristiann Puorro, placed second in a competition held at West Morris Central. The squad received approval from the Board of Education to go forward with the program and the Chatham Athletic Boosters provided the funds to get started.

Sign Up for E-News

The 10-girl team cheered for both the girls and boys Saturday on Cougar Night, throwing T-shirts to the fans and performing a routine during halftime of each game.

"A lot of my fellow classmates are really glad we have the program," freshman cheerleader Kristye Deter said.

There are no seniors on the squad. Deter is joined by fellow freshmen Ashley Williams, Dani Coates, Lindsey Stinson and Manna Takagi. The sophomores include Meghan Keefe, Meg Gordon and Victoria Rasmussen. The junior co-captains are Shelby Stinson and Maya Stevenson.

The "Sixth Man" section was at its height during the Billy Oliver era of Chatham basketball. Perhaps, the "Sixth Man" homecourt advantage will return now that the cheerleaders are there, too.

 

TAP Into Another Town's News:

Sign Up for E-News

Chatham

Mike Czech – One of Chatham’s Hidden Gems….

On a warm sunny day, back in 2008, at Southern Boulevard Elementary School stood a very tall man (6.5” to be exact!), soft-spoken, warm and friendly as he was surrounded by a whole group of children running around him (at his knees).

His name was Mike Czech and he was teaching the kids how to play a game on the open court.   I introduced myself to help assist him as a fellow ...

SURVIVING A STROKE: Quick Medical Response Gives Mom Her Life Back

Carotid artery dissection. It’s one of the most common causes of stroke in younger adults.

And while you might not associate the word “stroke” with younger patients, the condition – if not treated immediately – could lead to paralysis and even death.

Lindsey Singh can attest to the importance of immediacy. The 31-year-old mother of two from Flanders experienced ...

AtlantiCast

AtlantiCast: Episode 15

On this week’s AtlantiCast, learn some important tips for controlling and avoiding diabetes from an Atlantic Health System expert, see how Atlantic Health is advancing cutting-edge research, hear what’s being done to keep health care environmentally friendly and much more!

 

Chatham High Tech Club Places Third at Thomas Edison Invention Challenge

May 25, 2018

The Tech Club at Chatham High School placed third in the 8th annual Thomas Edison Invention Challenge this year.

To a festive crowd of parents, students, teachers and invited guests, the winners of the Thomas Edison Invention Challenge were announced and celebrated at the Thomas Edison National Historical Park (“Edison Park”).

The contest celebrated inventors from across the ...