Watertown High School’s cheerleading team took second place in the Div. 4 North Regionals and qualified for States. Watertown High School’s cheerleaders reached heights that few squads from town have in the past, qualifying for the Winter Cheerleading State Championship. The team had two straight successful competitions and had hoped to continue that momentum with another award-winning performance at States, but on Thursday the MSAA announced the State Championships in Worcester have been cancelled. Two weeks ago, the Raiders took first place at the Shawsheen Invitational two weeks ago, and then finished in second place at the Div.
Watertown sophomore Taylor Lambo led the Raiders in scoring against Amesbury. Here she dribbles against Boston Latin Academy in the first round of the tournament. The State Tournament run ended for one Watertown High School squad Friday night, as others prepare for their next game. Even the cheerleading squad will be competing this weekend. Girls Basketball
The Raiders made the long trip to Amesbury Friday night, and had a good start, but ended up losing 49-31 to the second seed in the Div.
The following information was provided by Watertown-Belmont Youth Football and Cheerleading:
Watertown-Belmont Youth Football and Cheerleading is now accepting registrations for the fall 2018 season with a deadline of July 15th. Practices begin on Monday, August 6th, 2018 at Moxley Field in Watertown. Our program offers two different divisions: flag football for first and second graders, tackle football for third through eighth grade and cheerleading for all grades. Our program is open to all Watertown & Belmont residents. Registration and more information can be found on our website: http://watertown-belmont-youth-football.siplay.com/site/.
The Watertown High School cheerleading squad has enjoyed a successful winter, and will look to keep it going at States this weekend.
In February, the team went to the Middlesex League competition in Lowell, where the Raiders qualified for Regionals. The team also won the Wildcat Invitational. On March 5, the team headed to Wilmington High School and had a great day, said Jennifer Ryan, one of the teams’s coaches. “We actually qualified to move onto States,” Ryan said. “Also, we were the North Small Co-ed Division Champions!”
The Watertown Varsity Cheerleaders will compete against the best in the state on Sunday.
The Raiders cheering squad finished second in the regional competition at Triton Regional on March 6, and this weekend they head to the Winter Cheerleading State Championship at Wachusett Regional High School. This is the first time in many years that the team has made it to states.
Young cheerleaders from Watertown and Belmont had strong showings at a cheerleading competition in Medford. Watertown-Belmont Youth Cheerleading (W/B AYF) competed at Medford High School on Saturday, Nov. 7. Both teams came in second place in the competition – the freshman (third/fourth graders) and the JV team (fifth/sixth graders). The flag team (first/second graders) also had a great performance, said Jennifer Ryan, who along with Samantha England, coaches of the WB AYF and the Watertown High School cheerleaders.
The Watertown Youth Softball teams wrapped up their fall season during a weekend in which they had to wrap up tight to beat the cold. The 10U, 12U and 14U Fast-Pitch softball teams finished their Fall Season this past weekend. With morning temperatures in the 30’s and slowly warming to the low 40’s the girls competed with the Wellesley Raiders in double-header action on the frost covered fields. The 10U girls lost the twin-bill but had two very competitive games going 7-5 and 5-3. The 12U girls were able to finish their season with two ‘W’s in a slugfest with scores of 16-15 and 13-12.