Lancer Cheer Wins WPIAL Gold

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Hempfield Area, Neshannock Claim 2024 WPIAL Competitive Spirit Championships Hempfield Area and Neshannock won their fourth overall WPIAL titles, which is tied for the league lead!

Bridgeville, Pa. – Jan. 8, 2024 – The Western Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic League (WPIAL) held its WPIAL  Competitive Spirit Championships this past Saturday at Chartiers Valley High School. In its first championship event of the  2023-2024 winter season, the WPIAL crowned two overall champions with Hempfield Area winning in Class 3A and  Neshannock taking home the Class 2A crown. 

Both Hempfield Area and Neshannock won their fourth WPIAL competitive spirit championship, moving into a tie with Chartiers-Houston for the most in league history. The Spartans have won all four of theirs consecutively, leading Class 3A  since 2020-21, while the Lancers previously were victorious in 2012-13 and 2015-16 in Class 1A, and 2020-21 in Class 2A. 

In addition to its overall champions, the WPIAL also named winners in five different categories – Class 3A Large Varsity,  Class 3A Small Varsity, Class 2A Large Varsity, Class 2A Small Varsity, and Co-Ed Varsity. 

In the Class 3A Large Varsity division, Hempfield Area was victorious over Baldwin, who was the classification’s overall  runner-up. A total of six teams competed in the division, with Mt. Lebanon, North Allegheny, Norwin, and Penn-Trafford  rounding out the field. 

North Hills took home the Class 3A Small Varsity crown and finished third overall in the classification. The Small Varsity  group featured 10 teams in total, with Bethel Park, Fox Chapel, Franklin Regional, Pine-Richland, Plum, Seneca Valley,  South Fayette, Thomas Jefferson, and Upper St. Clair also competing. 

Neshannock posted the best score in the Class 2A Large Varsity division, topping Belle Vernon for the win. In Class 2A  Small Varsity, Central Valley brought home the plaque and finished as the overall runner-up for the classification. Class 2A  Small Varsity had six teams competing, with the Warriors joined by Ambridge, Elizabeth Forward, Hampton, New  Brighton, and Our Lady of the Sacred Heart. 

Butler won gold in the Co-Ed Varsity division, topping Beaver Falls and Hopewell. 

A total of 16 schools earned qualification to the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association (PIAA) Competitive Spirit  Championships with their performances. In Class 3A, there were 11 qualifying schools: Baldwin, Butler, Hempfield Area,  North Allegheny, North Hills, Norwin, Penn-Trafford, Pine-Richland, Seneca Valley, South Fayette, and Thomas Jefferson.  Class 2A had five qualifiers: Ambridge, Central Valley, Elizabeth Forward, Hopewell, and Neshannock. 

The PIAA Competitive Spirit Championships will be held Jan. 26-27 at the GIANT Center in Hershey.

Please join us in congratulating our competitive cheer team and Coach Colleen Daughtry! We are so proud of you!  Best wishes at States!

2023-2024 Competition Team


  • Brianna Bailey
  • Sophia Covelli
  • Ava DeVincentis
  • Juliana Medure
  • Elena Noga
  • Halie Stoner
  • Ella Stroia


  • Carmella Bautti
  • Katelyn Cameron
  • Macey Crum
  • Kate Daugherty
  • Aubrey Donaldson
  • Marlie Ioanilli
  • Gionna Moore
  • Brooke Presnar


  • Morgan Farrell
  • Mara Medure
  • Baleigh Tubbs


  • Payton Flannery
  • Gianna Fornataro
  • Sadie Moses
  • Jennie Perrotta
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