Lincoln Jr Zebras cheerleaders are going to Disneyland

National competition at California Adventure
By: Staff Report
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Football may have officially ended for the season but the cheering goes on. Especially for the Lincoln Jr. Zebras cheer division that is sending two squads to Southern California to participate in a national competition to be held at California Adventure in Disneyland, March 3. The Jr. Zebras Mitey Mites and a combination group known as Open Midgets will proudly wear the blue and gold of Lincoln. The two cheer teams qualified for the national competition at an event held in Stockton. The nationals at Disneyland will include cheerleaders from Nevada, Arizona, Oregon and California. The Open Midgets were formed taking cheerleaders from the Jr. Zebras’ Jr. PeeWees, PeeWees, Jr. Midgets and Midgets. “We wanted a competition team and had tryouts,” said Open Midgets assistant coach Kathryn Sanders. “Eighty girls tried out and we got it down to 21. Each group is represented.” The two cheerleading groups have been working hard, both on their routines and at raising money to ensure it to be a trip not soon forgotten. The cheer squads are now selling valentine’s candy and have held a flapjack breakfast and spaghetti feed with more to come. “I just wanted to add that the coaches and the girls just had a few weeks to practice and both teams won first place,” said Jr. Zebras Cheerleader Coordinator Donna Buss. “I’m so proud of them for their hard work.” Any person, organization, or business can make a donation payable to LYFC – Mitey Mites, P.O. Box 802, Lincoln, CA 95648. The tax ID number is 030579799. Lincoln Jr. Zebras Cheerleaders – Coordinator Donna Buss Open Midgets – Head coach Marina Setzer Assistant coaches: Breanna Thomas and Kathryn Sanders Cheer Squad: Lexi Setzer, Victoria Setzer, Paige Sanders, Tiffany Husa, Marin Sheets, Grace Forrester, Nicole Buss, Kailyn Redding, Justine Palencia, Emily Macias, Emily Sutcliffe, Paige Bland, Aubrey Waterlyn, Kimiko Nishimura, MaKenna Johnston, Hannah Drew, Julia Walz, Kiana Murillo, Marley Thatcher, Mercedez Ledezma, Sivanah Tatem. Mitey Mites – Head coach Sunshine Handley Assistant coaches: Christy Fox, Desra Delgado, Jenn Turner and Raichel Till Junior coach: Ashley Wilson Cheer squad: Alyssa Larche, Amy Turner, Angela Fries, Angelica Guevara, Aree Handley, Artica Zaputil, Chloe Kennedy, Emily Lemus, Gabi Blanco, Hannah Vineyard, Jocelyn Douglas, Kate Browning, Kenna Gordon, Leila Burns, Liberty Till, Macie Medeiros, Mackenzie Fox, Madilyn Cook, Martine Gilbeau, Maya Delgado, Reese Macdonald, Samantha Fries, Taylor Waggoner, Victoria Suchomel.