Demon cheerleaders fifth in Englewood |

Demon cheerleaders fifth in Englewood

It was a day filled with a high and a low for the Glenwood Springs High School cheerleading team. In the morning, the Demon girls performed a two-and-a-half minute routine well enough at the United Cheerleading Association Mile High Regional competition in Englewood to qualify for nationals. That Front Range obligation was at 10:34 a.m., and served as the day’s highlight.Unfortunately, after speeding back to Glenwood to cheer on their school’s football team in the first round of the state playoffs, the Demons didn’t get to revel in a win. They walked in at halftime of Glenwood’s game with Sterling, which was eventually won by the visiting Tigers by a score of 28-27.”In the world of cheering, the first thing is that we cheer for our sports,” said Demons cheer coach Lynn Goluba. “We got there right at halftime. We walked in as the boys were walking out.”Glenwood’s girls placed fifth overall in Englewood and were the top-finishing Class 4A school in medium-division competition. They didn’t stick around to see where they placed, though, instead getting that info while on the bus ride home. Goluba passed on the bit of good news en route after receiving a message from a competition official.That means the Demons will be headed to Walt Disney World in Orlando, Fla., Feb. 8-10 for the UCA Nationals. There is still plenty of competition between now and then, and Goluba hopes to see her girls improve week after week. Their Englewood showing was a huge jump from a sub-par showing a weekend earlier at a United Spirit Organization competition.”We had a much better performance than last week,” said Goluba, whose team finished below only Mountain Vista, Cherry Creek, Standley Lake and Eaglecrest. “We’re more concerned with that than placement.”

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