BHS Cheerleaders Earn State Runner-Up


The Bellefontaine High School cheerleading team is among the best in Ohio.

The Chiefs finished state runner-up at the OAC State Cheer competition at Marysville on Sunday. Indian Lake edged Bellefontaine by half a point.

There are four divisions at the state meet – traditional (tumbling, jumping, and dancing), traditional non-building (tumbling, cheer, and dance), building (tumbling, cheer, and dance), and game day (cheers and fight song).

BHS competed in the traditional non-building middle-size school division.

Team members for the Chiefs include:

  • Ella Kuba
  • Mia Oppy
  • Lauren Valdez
  • Hailey Coyer
  • Lexi Yoder
  • Belen Abrego
  • Ava Kunze
  • Harper Penhorwood
  • Jaylinn Foulk
  • Lola Kuba

Bellefontaine is coached by Alysia Kuba, Raechel Noble, and Andrea Simon.

BHS won the state title last year.

The Chiefs will compete at Springboro on Sunday.

Senior cheerleaders (left to right) Lauren Valdez, Mia Oppy, and Ella Kuba