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Section III Cheerleading

WELCOME TO THE SECTION III CHEERLEADING WEBSITE, run by the Section III Cheerleading Committee

Local Competitions are listed under the Schedule Tab - more are being added as we receive info...

Keep checking back !!

We plan for this site to be information central for all Section III Cheer Programs.

Coaches - we want to keep you informed and in contact with each other, so fill out our coach update form so we have your correct contact info!

If you are hosting a High School competition - get us your dates and attach your registration forms and info. and we'll post it ASAP, to help get the word out.




May 16, 2016 - NYSPHSAA April Meeting highlights

Below are the notes from the NYSPHSAA Cheerleading meeting on April 15th. Due to state testing, Nina was unable to attend. Tanya attended and served as the "voice" for Section 3. Please understand that she was in contact all day long and anything that needed to be voted on we discussed prior to section 3 weighing in.  While we do not have a formal rubric yet for the 2016-2017 season the highlighted bullets are ones we felt needed to be put out ahead of time. 


NYSPHSSA Notes April 15

• Discussed the year—biggest concerns was lack of consistency in judging.  Other concerns: Lack of judges, video review, skills sheets. • Reason the judging was inconsistent: some sections didn’t use the turnkey training and the presentation they were supposed to.  This was discovered in the middle of the winter season.  Some judges did viewing parties and watched DVD multiple times. • Judges’ meeting was planned for April 15 to work on inconsistencies, look at safety violations, will be offering panel training in AM and safety training in PM so judges can be more specifically trained, hoping to do everything at training including tests, need to do follow-up with weaker judges, work harder on not being biased towards style—if you can’t do that you should not judge. • NFHS test will open July 9. • Target dates for training Aug/Sept • Changes for structure of event- Division 1 and2, etc vs. A-D, Coed possible split D1-D2- will be discussed at later date so a change could possibly be proposed May 2017. • Alissa Pecchio from Section 1 will be Modified Rep and working with Todd for Modified rules • Game Day/ Stunt in Fall was discussed to be piloted in Fall 2017 by volunteer schools. • Alternates were discussed—must be present at competition but do not have to be on the competition floor!

Proposals that passed through committee:

• Move to the request that we use 4+ 1 judges instead of current 3+1—2 judges on Tumbling/Jumps, 2 judges on Pyramids/Stunts, and 1 safety.  Comments also were made that a head judge would be beneficial. • Tabled Video Assessment—Varsity Media does have ability to do Video Instant Replay.  Headsets for safety and head judges should be available for use at States. • Switching panels at States from Preliminary to Finals. • Skills sheet subcommittee was formed so skill sheets can be filled out prior to competition. • Stunt groups/Individuals should be in shorts/shirts and not representing schools at competitions was discussed • Voice and Leading Rubric—Cheer must be minimum of 15 seconds and scored out of 0 to 6 points, 0-2, 2-4, 4-6  • Dance minimum of three 8-counts • Rubric will now have a .1 added to distinguish where team are scoring in ranges

(0-2, 2.1-4, 4.1-6, etc)

• Tosses removed from Pyramids and will be added within the stunt rubrics—subcommittee –Alice, Cherie, Patty—send suggestions • Recycled Tumbling for majority removed from rubric—subcommittee – Tanya, Nina, Michelle • Tumbling removed from Jump rubric which will be re-worked so a quad with another series of jumps will be worth 8-10.  Rubric will be 0-2, 2.1-4, 4.1-6, 6.1-8, 8.1-10

Mar 7, 2016 - NYS Cheerleading Championship Results

Congratulations on a great season to Belleville Henderson, Chittenango, Hannibal, Copenhagen, Sandy Creek, West Genesee and Cicero-North Syracuse who represented Section III at the Inaugural NYS Championship.

Below are the final results of the Championship round at Saturday's Championship.

Division D1 - Small
5th - Wantaugh
4th - Greece Athena
3rd - Rocky Point
2nd - New Rochelle
NYS D1 Small Champion - Penfield

Division D2 - Small
5th -Lewiston Parker
4th - Livonia
3rd - Scotia
2nd - Perry
NYS D2 Small Champion - Avon

Division D2 - Large
5th - Mohanesen
4th - Geneva
3rd - Chenango Valley
2nd - Bethpage
NYS D2 Large Champion - Pearl River

Division D1 - Large
5th - Plainedge
4th - West Seneca West
3rd - Sachem East
2nd - Cicero-North Syracuse
NYS D1 Large Champion - Fairport

Co-Ed Division
5th -Guilderland
4th - Maine Endwell
3rd - John Jay Fishkill East
2nd - Webster Schroeder
NYS Co-Ed Champion - Mount Sinai 


For complete results and scores from both the Preliminary round and the Championship Final Round of Saturday's event - please see 


check out the pictures and posts of the event on Facebook at the NYSPHSAA Cheer page also


there is also a highlight video of the event done by VARSITY MEDIA - the official NYSPHAA videographer of the NYSPHSAA Cheerleading Championship at https://Vimeo.com/158073078

Feb 28, 2016 - Teams from Section III to compete at Inaugural NYS Cheerleading Championship on March 5, 2016

The Following Teams will be moving on to represent Section III at the NYSPHSAA Inaugural NYS Cheerleading Championship!

Congratulations to all and good luck next weekend!

Please come and cheer on Section III March 5, 2016 at SRC Arena on the campus of Onondage Community College, Syracuse as they try to earn a 1st ever official NYS Title!


Division 1 SmallWest Genesee High School

 Division 1 LargeCicero-North Syracuse High School

Division 2 SmallSandy Creek High School

Division 2 Small - Hannibal High School

Division 2 Small - Copenhagen High School

Co-Ed DivisionChittenango High School

Feb 27, 2016 - 2015-2016 Section III Championship Titles Earned

2015-2016 Section III Winter Championship RESULTS !!!

Check out the Fall 2015 & Winter 2015-2016 Championship Results tab for more complete results. Team Champion pictures have been posted in the photo gallery!

Congratulations to all the newly crowned Section III Champions in Cheerleading.

Class AA Champion – Cicero-North Syracuse

Class A Champion – Chittenango High School

Class B Champion – Hannibal High School

Class C Champion – Sandy Creek High School

Class D Champion – Copenhagen High School

Jan 1, 2016 - Winter Championship location site set

Happy New Year 2016!  

The Section III Winter Championship site has been determined and it will be held at Chittenango High School on February 27th.

We will get the winter scholarship and sectional registration out shortly.  It will also be posted on this site for download.


Congratulations to the newly crowned Fall 2015 Section III Cheerleading Champions !!

Be sure to check the Champion Team Pics with their banners posted in the Photo Gallery -

Full results of the day posted under the Fall 2015 Sectional Championship tab

Fall Championship 2015 - RESULTS -

Sectional Champions - Team Divisions

Class AA Champion – Cicero-North Syracuse High School

Class A Champion – Indian River High School

Class B Champion – General Brown High School

Class C Champion – Sandy Creek High School

Class D Champion – Oriskany High School


Oct 14, 2015 - One last chance to be certified to judge in NYS


If you wish to judge in NYS - You have one last opportunity to take the test and/or certification class.

1.  The NFHS Test will be open, one last time, from Thursday, October 15 through Friday, October 23.   2.  There will be a Judges Training on Wednesday, October 21 at the NYSPHSAA office from 1:00 to 5:00, open to any judge that hasn't been able to participate in the NYSCJA Training and Testing.  For those people taking this training, please notify Marsha Tessler atnyscheerjudges@gmail.com so that materials will be available for all attendees.
Upcoming Games
Looking Ahead
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Fall Season 2016

9th Annual Section III Fall Cheerleading Championship (Varsity Teams Only)
Saturday, Oct 29th
High School -TBA - possibly Central Square

Winter Season 2016-2017

24th Annual Section III Winter Cheerleading Championship (Varsity Teams Only)
Saturday, Feb 11th
see 2016-17 Winter Championship tab on left side of main home page for downloadable registration & info
North Area High School- TBA

Events & Clinics

Falltastic Cheer Competition (open competition)
Saturday, Oct 15th
Contact Dianna Johnson or see Area Competitions & Events Registrations tab for forms & info
South Jefferson High School

Fall/Winter Season 2017-2018
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Events from Prior Years
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