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The Westside Niners cheerleaders have been preparing various cheer routines to get ready for their season opener on Aug. 14 against the Hilmar Packers.

The Westside Niner football and cheer squads are up and running once again after a year long wait due to the COVID-19 pandemic. After getting word that they could return to the field, coaches, players, and cheerleaders have been working efficiently as summer drills are under way. 

The Westside Niner Cheerleading squads have about 48 members this year and have been training these past weeks going through motions and cheers along with stunts, tumbling and jumps.

For Shauna Soberanis-Arechiga, who is the cheer representative and one of the many coaches of Westside Niners says, “I am grateful that these girls are back out there and doing what they love because everyday I know they are improving and getting ready for that next year.”

Soberanis-Arechiga mentioned that this year’s goals for each squad are to have fun and just to enjoy cheer so much that they return the next year.

The teams joined Jamz TVYFL cheer camp on July 31 and Aug. 1 at Denair Middle School, where they spent an entire full day learning dances, stunts, and jumps. Along with that they were able to decorate their pop-up tents according to their theme.

“Being a part of the Westside family has always been a pleasure,” said Soberanis-Arechiga. “My daughter loves cheering every year and I enjoy seeing these girls improve and coming back each year.”