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Section III Cheerleading


Section III Winter 2017-18 Cheerleading Championship

February 10, 2018 hosted at ......Chittenango High School


25th Annual Section III Winter Cheerleading Championship



 Rosemary Corcoran Memorial Scholarship – Alexis Smith, Phoenix High School

Rosemary Corcoran Coach of the Year Award – Stephanie Moretti, Mexico High School

 Sectional Champions - Team Divisions


Class AA Champion – Cicero-North Syracuse High School (Score 89.90)

Class A Champion – Indian River High School (Score 66.60)

Class B Champion – Phoenix High School (Score 87.35)

Class C Champion – Sandy Creek High School (Score 74.00)

Class D Champion – Belleville-Henderson HighSchool (Score 76.70)

CoEd Champion –  Copenhagen High School (Score 80.90)


Additional results per Class division

Class AA:  2nd place – West Genesee High School (score 87.30), 3rd place – Fayetteville-Manlius (76.60), Central Square (66.60), Baldwinsville (53.00)

Class A:  2nd place – East Syracuse Minoa (64.10), 3rd place – Oswego (57.85), Fulton (50.00), Cortland (33.20)

Class B:   2nd place – Hannibal (79.65), 3rd place – Mexico (59.80), Cazenovia (53.80)

Class C:   2nd place – Mt. Markham (49.20), 3rd place  – Sherburne-Earlville (33.80)

Class D:  2nd place – Remsen (48.00), 3rdplace – Poland (33.70)

CoEd:   2ndplace – South Jefferson (76.10), 3rd place  – Chittenango (74.60), Liverpool (67.95), Oriskany (65.15), Watertown (52.80)




Teams Moving on to Represent Section III at the NYSPHSAA Cheerleading Championship - SRC Arena 3/3/18

Division 1 Small –  West Genesee High School

Division 1 Large –  Cicero-North Syracuse High School

Division 2 Small –  Phoenix High School, Belleville-Henderson High School

Division 2 Large – Indian River High School

Co-Ed Division –  Copenhagen High School



PLEASE NOTE - due to some new information from NYSPHSAA received Sept. 27th, we've learned that there are restrictions on individuals and stunt groups competing and restrictions on the administering of scholarships. To be in compliance with these restrictions and requirements, we have reconfigured our format and can reinstate this division. This will was not possible prior to our Fall Championship. Criteria for All-Star Individual Division is listed on the Team Registration form.  Senior All-Star is now called "Section III All-Star" and will no longer be restricted to Seniors - all Winter Varsity Team Members are eligible.  Up to 20% of a team is eligible to participate.    -VERY IMPORTANT - IN ORDER FOR A TEAM OR ITS' MEMBERS TO COMPETE AT THE WINTER SECTION III CHAMPIONSHIP - THEY MUST HAVE COMPETED IN 2 WINTER SEASON SANCTIONED COMPETITIONS PRIOR TO SECTION III. This is in accordance with NYSPHSAA criteria for entering championships - this will also be required for the New York State Championships, to be held March 2018.

In order to compete/receive a bid to the NYS Championships, you must qualify at the Winter Sectional Championships and only Winter teams can qualify.


Please note - depending on the number of teams registered - the competition may be split into morning and afternoon sessions - will advise ASAP

Senior All-Star Competition - Due to restrictions on individual competition, just handed down at the end of September, we are reconfiguring this division an hope to post information soon.

NEW - for Team Competition

Section III has adopted the competition criteria that NYSPHSAA has defined, however our class divisions will remain the same as 2016-17, and includes a separate Co-Ed Division. (Co-Ed is defined as 1 or more males)

The NEW Score Sheets, a NEW Scoring Rubric, and Deductions Sheet, will be those from the NYSPHSAA. Section III will use the 5 class divisions, based on school enrollment as well as a Co-Ed Division. Titles will be awarded in the Classes (A, AA, B, C, D), with no further breakdown for team size, there is also a separate Co-ed division.

NEW performance requirements - Be sure to check your competition requirements, score sheets and rubrics so you are aware of changes while you are doing choreography. Cheer must be 30 seconds in length, minimum. Dance must be minimum of (3)three, 8 counts - not including transitions and licensed music must be used. Your performance must also included 5-15 seconds of "downtime". Downtime is not scored and teams should not be cheering. It is not included in the 2:30min. time limit. However, teams may move in downtime---change formation, remove props, etc. It just is not judged. There will be a penalty assessed without a minimum of 5 seconds of downtime.

Note - that if you are planning to try to qualify to attend the NYS Championship with your winter team, the divisions are based on team size and a 2 class system with a separate Co-Ed Division - Section III is only using the class system and we are using 5 classes, plus Co-Ed. Section III will only be sending 6 teams to the NYS Championship in the winter season - ONLY the Sectional Champions in each division/class will receive a bid to move on (A, AA, B, C, D, and Co-Ed)

If for some reason there is need for a weather related or other cancellation, it will be posted on Syracuse area TV, and coaches will be contacted.

Information and any changes will be posted as they are available so Check back again !

Competition results and Team Champion Photos will be posted the week after the Championship.


Schedule & Performance Order: downloadable -  2017-18WinterSchedule-teams.xls 

Entrance Fee for Spectators is $5.00, ages 5 and under are free

There will NOT be a professional Video available from this event.



Chittenango High School
150 Genesee Street, Chittenango, NY 13037

Basic directions From the East - Take Route 5 West through village of
Chittenango on Rt. 5. School is on Right as you begin to leave the village

More detailed from East directions
Route 31 East through Bridgeport, past Chapman park to flashing yellow light.
Turn right onto Lakeport Road. Continue on Lakeport Road several miles -
through 2 traffic lights. Go through 2nd traffic light onto Route 5 West.
(dollar tree on left, Kopp's canteen on right). Continue through village around
a bend & over a bridge. Continue past Sun Chevy Autos. High school is just
ahead on the right


Via NYS thruway from the East (Utica area) - take the NYS Thruway West to the
Rt. 481 (exit #34A). And follow Rt. 481 South to exit 3E, Fayetteville
exit/Route 5 East. Follow Rt. 5 for 9-10 miles, high school is on left.

From Syracuse area - can follow directions from the north using Rt. 81 or-
Take Rt. 690 East to Rt. 481 South to Route 5 East (Fayetteville Exit, #3E).
Continue 9-10 miles on Rt. 5, high school is on Left.

From the North - (central Square/Watertown area)
Route 81 South to Route 481 South to Route 5 East (Fayetteville exit, #3E).
Continue approximately 9-10 miles. High School is on the left.

From the South - Route 81 North to Route 481 North to Rt. 5 East (Fayetteville Exit, #3E).
Continue approximately 9-10 miles, High School is on the left.


Team Registration Form:   Winter 2017-18 Sec3 Registration.doc 

2017-2018 Team Score Sheets & Rubrics: can be found and are downloadable on the 2017-18 Scoring sheets & rubrics tab on the left side of the main homepage.

Rosemary Corcoran Memorial Scholarship Application:  Winter17-18-RCorcScholarship.doc 

Rosemary Corcoran Memorial Coach of the Year Nomination:    SectionIIICoachAward2017-18.doc