Comal ISD freshman cheer team named NCA national champions

The Smithson Valley High School freshman cheer team won first place at the NCA Senior & Junior High School National Championship on Feb. 1-2 in Dallas. (Courtesy Comal ISD)
The Smithson Valley High School freshman cheer team won first place at the NCA Senior & Junior High School National Championship on Feb. 1-2 in Dallas. (Courtesy Comal ISD)

The Smithson Valley High School freshman cheer team won first place at the NCA Senior & Junior High School National Championship on Feb. 1-2 in Dallas. (Courtesy Comal ISD)

The freshman cheer team from Smithson Valley High School won the NCA Senior and Junior High School National Championship title for intermediate junior varsity/freshman in Dallas on Feb. 1-2.

“This group has always stayed positive, worked hard and never gave up on each other,” SVHS freshman team coach Darla Docekal said in a press release. “They remained diligent and fought for a perfect final performance.”


During the weekend competition, each team performed the same routine twice—once on Saturday and again on Sunday. The composite scores from both performances make up a team’s final score.

After Saturday, the 14-member freshman SVHS team was in last place and the varsity team was in fifth place.

“We reworked elements of both routines Saturday night, and the freshman team moved to first place, and the varsity team moved to fourth,” SVHS head cheer coach Kristen Charlesworth said in a press release.
By Lauren Canterberry

Reporter, New Braunfels

Lauren joined Community Impact Newspaper as a reporter in October 2019. After graduating with a degree in journalism from the University of Georgia in Athens, Georgia, Lauren was a freelance journalist and worked as a college English teacher in China. At CI, Lauren covers education, local government, transportation, business, real estate development and nonprofits in New Braunfels.



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