Local squads compete in PIAA Competitive Spirit Championships (PHOTOS)

Easton Area High School cheerleaders run onto the mat as they are introduced before competing in the 3A Small Varsity – Group B division during the preliminary round of the PIAA Competitive Spirit State Championships on January 27, 2023.Saed Hindash | For lehighvalleylive.com

The best in cheer was on display Friday during the preliminary round of the PIAA Competitive Spirit Championships in Hershey.

One hundred and seventeen cheer squads from Pennsylvania, nine from the Lehigh Valley, converged on the Giant Center competing for trophies, medals and bragging rights.

Each squad must complete their routine in 2 minutes and 30 seconds on a 54-by-42-foot surface. All routines must include a cheer, either with or without music. The PIAA awards the champion and runners-up with trophies in each division.

This year, the Lehigh Valley is represented by these schools:

Check out the gallery below with scenes from the preliminary round for the PIAA Competitive Spirit Championships.

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