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Cheer adds to the banner run


Cheer team 

In recent years, the Marshfield High School cheer team has leapt to success. They have been working hard all season this year, practicing for two hours every day. At their first competition in Sweet Home, Ore., they took home second place. At the Orange and Black Challenge in Roseburg they accomplished what they had worked for–a first place award. 

This year cheer has three captains, two of which are seniors. All of the captains have been involved in cheering every single one of their high school years. They work hard to support all their teammates and they do their best to lead and help in any way they can. 

“Our captains are Natalie, Clara, and Cece and they are the epitome of hard work,” said freshman cheerleader Lillie Thompson. 

The coach this year is Rachelle Coburn, who has been coaching for ten years. 

“Our coach is very important to our success and she’s great at critiquing our mistakes with kindness and she helps us improve,” said senior captain Clara Hughes. “She has taught me for every single year that I’ve participated in high school cheer.”

“Coach really focuses on working towards perfection and she’s strict so that we can get closer to our goals,” junior captain Cecelia Cox said, when asked about coaching technique. 

Cheer is not like most sports, where only one person has to really perform. With everyone having different roles, they have to work as a cohesive team. Everyone is involved, and they work together to reach their goals.

“Cheer is different from other sports because if someone messes up, the entire team loses points, so we all have to work together to win,” Jadin stated. 

This year they made it to state. They worked very hard and they took home second place and they put up another banner in the main gym at MHS. Gladstone was their biggest competitor, and in the end Gladstone took the title. 

“Gladstone was our main competitor, they have had a phenomenal cheer team for years and they won fair and square,” Hughes said. 

Coming in second place was an honor behind such an excellent team. At the end of the competition season, the cheer team is proud of their accomplishments, and ready to wrap up the 2024 school year and look forward to the next one.

“I am very proud of these girls.,” said Coburn. “Their hard work and determination has really shown in these past couple weeks leading to state. I am so happy with our success but we want the win and we’re coming back hungry next year.”


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Senior Spencer Pederson, against all odds, is back with The Marshfield Times for his third year. He is the little brother of Mckena Pederson, the former managing editor prodigy, who won numerous awards for the Marshfield times program. He is a four-year varsity member of the Marshfield tennis team and a four-time MHS soccer player. He is involved in SNHS, NHS, and the charity program. Pederson has a 3.99 GPA. He enjoys camping and fishing with his family. He loves to give fist bumps and hang out with his friends. His challenging classes, anatomy, AP U.S. History, and being ASB President, push him to be a hard worker. He almost left the staff confused and demoralized trying to fill in the gaping hole that would have been created when he was debating on withdrawing from the class. However he is back once again prepared to keep the Pederson legacy in the golden glow of success.
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