Hudson Litchfield Bear Cheerleaders Advance to Regionals

November 21, 2014
Courtesy photo  Back row:  Rhiannon Pockett, Chantel Paradise, Amelia Riley, Maika Bernard.  Third row:  Makayla Chadwick, Adrienne McCoy-Sophos, Alexis Darrigo, Emma Fopiano, Samantha Bleau, Shelby Scott, Gwen Grondin.  Second row:  Lillia Szewczyk, Leah Filteau, Makayla Pelletier.  Front row:  Emily Kanan, Allison Rodonis, Emily Horgan, Molly O’Keefe, Brooke Pascoe, Shyann Bergeron, Kaylee Cwiklik.

Courtesy photo Back row: Rhiannon Pockett, Chantel Paradise, Amelia Riley, Maika Bernard. Third row: Makayla Chadwick, Adrienne McCoy-Sophos, Alexis Darrigo, Emma Fopiano, Samantha Bleau, Shelby Scott, Gwen Grondin. Second row: Lillia Szewczyk, Leah Filteau, Makayla Pelletier. Front row: Emily Kanan, Allison Rodonis, Emily Horgan, Molly O’Keefe, Brooke Pascoe, Shyann Bergeron, Kaylee Cwiklik.

submitted by Jennifer Maher Rodonis and Jill Fopiano

We are so proud to announce our spirit talent is now off to the regional competitions to be held in Manchester on Nov. 22 at the Verizon Center in an effort to win our slot on the national competition to be held in Orlando, Fla., next month.  Thank you to all who have come out and supported the girls; we are so very proud and, moreover, a huge “way to go” to Head Coach Jill Fopiano and her awesome team of managers and assistants for their ongoing commitment and endless energy.  The girls are ready for the big win so “Let’s Go Bears!”

Huge congratulations to Jill Fopiano and her close assistants for their support in her winning Division 12 State of New Hampshire Coach of the Year.  What a wonderful accomplishment, and well deserved.  Never once have you given up on these girls with your infectious smile, laughter and your effective, gentle leadership.  This team is going to go all the way.  Go Bears!

The girls cheered at eight games this season.  They have been practicing four nights a week in the month of August and three times a week from September until now.  They have competed in three competitions.  Season Premiere we tied for first but took second on the tiebreaker.  Derry Harvest competition we took first place, and the State Comp we placed first, taking the State Championship title.  We will be competing this week against nine other teams, and ,if we place first, second or third, we will head to Nationals in Orlando on Dec. 13.