Pop Warner group recognizes football players and cheerleader's academic success.
Monday, February 6, 2012
The Hillsborough Dukes recently announced its scholar-athletes—students who maintain high grade point averages while participating in Pop Warner Football and Cheer programs. In all, 28 Hillsborough Dukes athletes made the National Academic All American teams, including Kaitlyn Gahrmann who was also 2010 Eastern Region 2nd Team Pop Warner Scholar Athlete. The National Academic All American Team qualifiers include: Nicole Sacca, Rachael Levonaitis, Casey Kenny, Marissa Londenberg, Brianne Nissel, Courtney Nissel, Shelby Lubowicki, Gianna Sabo, Lucas Pick, Skyler Springs, Samari Springs, Zachary Luceno, Madison Hofmeister, Kasey Hamilton, Amber Holmon,Matthew Hendrix, Trevor Medawar, Tanner Johnson, Kristen Coiley, Scot Levonaitis, Marisa …
Hillsborough Dukes PeeWee cheerleading squad repeat as national champs.
The first time might have been luck, but the second time showed it's pure skill. For the second consecutive year, the Hillsborough Pop Warner PeeWee Cheerleading Squad came in first at the National Cheer Championships, held Tuesday in Walt Disney World. The 18-member squad, which is composed of fifth and sixth-grade-aged girls, beat 13 other teams from across the country to take the top spot. "It was unbelievable," said Courtney Hudak, who cheered on the squad both years it won. "It was a shocker to win two years in a row." "It was so cool," added Gabrielle Rivera, who also returned to the squad after the 2009 victory. "It felt really good. We worked really hard for it so I kind of expected it." To participate in the competition, the …