The South Loup Bobcat Cheerleaders were organized the first year of the sports co-op between Arnold and Callaway.  They are a school sanctioned group which must follow all the rules of the school districts as well as NSAA.  They cheer at all home games and most sub-district games. To become a cheerleader, the girls must go through tryouts in front of judges.  Tryouts are usually in the spring, March or April. They have a panel of judges from out of town who have usually been involved in cheer at some point. The girls perform and chant, cheer and a short dance routine for tryouts. They are judged and scored. The three highest scores from Arnold and the three highest scores from Callaway are the girls who become the six cheerleaders for the next year.  To be captain, the cheerleader must have one year of experience and must also be a junior or a senior.

However, being a cheerleader means extra duties that extend beyond the sidelines.  Cheerleading is a sport that helps our young women develop leadership skills, organizational skills, how to work well with others, responsibility and also how to manage fundraising.  They decorate lockers for each sport, hand out treat bags, prepare for the homecoming pep rallies, and try to be a supporter of the athletes. 

To prepare for the upcoming year, the cheerleaders and sponsor attend a cheer camp.   "This is where the girls learn their chants, cheers and dance routines that we will use throughout the year. The also get to compete against other squads for awards at camp. We have cheer practice in the summer and once a week usually to practice cheers and organize upcoming events!" 

Little Bobcat Cheerleaders Camp Successful

The South Loup Cheerleaders hosted their annual cheer camp in Arnold on Saturday, January 10. They had 25 girls from Arnold and Callaway attend the camp. The participants were taught several cheers and a dance routine during the two and a half hour camp. The participants and cheerleaders will be performing cheers and the dance routine in Arnold on Friday, January 16 during the half time of the boys game against Maxwell and in Callaway on Saturday, February 7 during half time of the boys game against McPherson County.

Front row- Anslee Camppell, Charli Pandorf, Alley Jorgenson, Josie Lehmkuhler, Josie Christensen, Iree Hershey, Sofie Lewis.
Second row- Harley Svenson, Nyachay Haidle, Brook Bierman, Keylynn Witthuhn, Neltje Reiff, Tyra Brestel, Kaygan Witthuhn, Lucy Kimball
Third row- Grace Magill, Bryn Eggleston, Ivy Tullis, Ella Cool, Aubree Stutzman, Anna Tullis, Riata Remund, Tiffany Potter
Back row- Madison Svenson, Nadeema Haidle, Tesa Pandorf, Claire Beshaler, Bryn Schwarz, Charli Vickers, Alivia Robbins

Bobcats Cheerleading News

  • Elementary Cheerleading Camp 2019

    The South Loup Bobcat Cheerleaders are hosting a Cheer Camp for girls in Preschool age 4 through 6th grade.When: Saturday, December 14th, 2019Time: 9:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.Where: Callaway High school GymCost: $20 (this will include the camp and a t-shirt)The girls will learn Cheers, Chants, and a short dance routine which will be performed at a home game in Callaway and Arnold.Performance dates and times:Callaway- December 14th at half time of Boys game (scheduled to start at 7:30 pm)Arnold- Decembe...  Read More...

  • Mini Cheerleading Camp

    The South Loup Bobcat Cheerleaders are hosting a cheer camp for girls in preschool age 4 through the 6th grade.  It will be held Saturday, January 5th, 2019 at 9 a.m. until 11 a.m.   Read More...

  • Cheer Tryouts 2017

    Any 8th grade through 11th grade girls are welcome to try out!Practices:Monday, April 24th - 6:45 in the Arnold GymTuesday April 25th - 6:45 in the Arnold GymThursday April 27th - 6:45 in the Arnold Gym (may be in old gym)**  Practices will be in Arnold.  If you are in track, meet us in the gym at Arnold after practice (6:45).Try-out Judging:Friday April 28th at 7 pm in Callaway Gym - will leave Arnold at 6:30 p.m.   Read More...

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Dance routine during the State Playoff Game in Husker Stadium

Dance routine during the State Playoff Game in Husker Stadium

Live on PBS television

Live on PBS television

Cheering in Husker Stadium

Cheering in Husker Stadium

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