Azle Cheer, Hornet Muscle and RowdiesCoached by Mrs. Melissa McPherson,2016 and 2018 TGCA 5/6A Coach of the YearAssistant Coach Amanda CowanGuest Coach Jessica McPherson
Azle Coed Cheer Wins State
Azle Cheer are the 2019 UIL COED State Champions! They remain the most decorated coed team in the state of Texas, medaling four straight years with 2 Gold and 2 Silver. The team competed in preliminary rounds and scored the highest cumulative score of all coed teams ranging from 5A-6A schools. They were also awarded the preliminary Crowd leading State Champion Plaque. Principal, Randy Cobb, participated in the medal ceremony by draping the athletes with their Gold medal.
Azle Cheer is coached by Melissa McPherson, assistant coach Amanda Cowan and guest coach Jessica McPherson.
2018-2019 Azle Cheer Squads
2018 NCA High School Nationals
Azle Cheer competed at the NCA High School National Competition on January 27th and 28th. They competed in two different divisions. In the GameDay Division Azle took home the 3rd Overall Title. Individual category places were 3rd in Time Out Dance and 4th for both the Time Out Cheer and Fight song.
It hasn't been since 2004 that Azle Cheer has competed at Nationals in the Performance Division. The team did a great job and learned a lot from the experience. Though they did not place at the top, they did get inspired by the level of competition that the National competition brings.
2018 UIL State Spirit Competition
Azle Coed made history Friday by being the only team in Texas that has medaled all three years in the UIL State Spirit Coed Division. They were titled as State Runner-Up earning themselves a Silver medal.
National High School Cheerleading Championship
February 11- 12, 2017
The National High School Cheerleading Championship (NHSCC) is the most prestigious cheerleading championship in the country. Over 25,000 cheerleaders made their way to the NHSCC event which is held at the Walt Disney World® Resort in Orlando, Florida, and nationally televised on ESPN and ESPN2 to over 100 million homes and 32 countries nationwide each year. New for 2016-2017:Teams must attend a Varsity Spirit Camp and participate in the Squad Credentialing Program where camp attendees will be required to complete a five-part checklist that will cover their role as crowd leaders, spirit raisers, ambassadors, athletes and entertainers, with an emphasis on leadership and safety in order to be eligible to compete and receive a bid at a 2016 Fall Qualifying Tournament for the 2017 NHSCC. Azle Cheer took 1st place at the qualifier tournament and was named North Texas Regional Gameday Champion.
National medalist in the Gameday Division:
Large Varsity Coed Game Day Rank Final Results
1 Lewisville High School
2 Archbishop Rummel High School
3 Azle High School
Medium Varsity Coed Game Day Rank Final Results
1 Archbishop Shaw High School
2 Downingtown West High School
3 Barren County High School
Small Varsity Coed Game Day Rank Final Results
1 Russell County High School
2 Henry Clay High School
3 South Hadley High School
Azle Cheer is coached by Coach Melissa McPherson
If you are interested in joining Azle Cheer and Hornet Muscle or the Rowdies, there will be a mandatory parent meeting February 22nd 6:00pm in the High School auditorium.
Azle Cheer And Hornet Muscle are 2X UIL State Medalist
Azle Cheer competed in the UIL State Competition and received the Silver medal in 5A/6A Large Coed Division. Azle was one of three 5A schools in the division and the only 5A school to place. The team executed an almost perfect routine, but was edged out of the gold from Lewisville High School, which placed 5th last year. Coach McPherson could not be more proud of the team and their heart for the sport of cheer. Their performance on the mat and their sportsmanship off the mat set them apart from other teams. It was a joy to watch the Azle team congratulate, wish teams good luck, and take the first initiative to meet other teams. Their true sportsmanship shined and they represented AHS in the most honorable fashion at the competition!
Azle Cheer will have a rematch with Lewisville at the UCA National competition in February. THe team will be working hard to bring home the National Title!
UCA North Texas Regional Champions
Over Thanksgiving break the Azle Cheer and Hornet Muscle team competed at the North Texas Regional UCA Championship. We went up against 12 other teams in our division from across North Texas, including the reigning 2016 UCA National Champions.
Azle Cheer came home with 1st place in the Game Day Division and qualified for UCA Nationals held at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida this February. The kids have been fundraising all summer to pay their way to Orlando in hopes of earning a bid and are excited to take their first trip ever to UCA Nationals.
Before Nationals, we will be defending our state championship title at the UIL State Championship January 11th and 12th at the Fort Worth Convention Center in the 5/6A Large Co-Ed Division.