Warwick cheerleaders placed first in the D1 Large Varsity division at Section Championships on Sat., Feb. 18 Sullivan County Community College earning the team’s first ever bid to states.
Coaches Brittany Botta and Karen Pinkham lead the team of 28 girls to this year’s State Competition. There has been little interest and no competition team for the past few years at Warwick Valley High School, so Botta and Pinkham are thrilled to be part of rebuilding the program.
The team competed at SRC Areana in Syracuse at the NYSPHSAA championships. Cheerleading was recognized by New York State as an official sport in 2014 and this is the second year of the state championships under the new NYSPHAA rules.