The Laurens District High School cheerleading squad is tasked with the job of inspiring others. Its members must go to great lengths to motivate Raider teams and fans by cheering at the top of their lungs, doing flips or even holding each other in the air while performing.

The LDHS cheerleading squad hosted a youth cheer camp on Thursday, July 11, to help fund-raise and teach aspiring youth the basics of cheerleading. The cheer camp was a resounding success with a turn out of 80 campers.

Varsity head coaches Ashley Hall, Debbie Harris and Erin Patterson were on hand to help alongside their 2019-2020 squad as campers were divided into three rotating groups: jumping, dancing and cheering.

Patterson said, “We hope that the young girls learned a lot from this camp, but most importantly, we hoped they learned that above all -- cheers, jumps and dances -- teamwork was the most important.”

The camp ended with a magnificent performance for parents and guests to showcase the new skills learned at cheer camp.

Clinton High School will hold no preseason football jamboree this year, but the Red Devils are hosting a game-type scrimmage at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 21, against Berea.

Admission will be $5. CHS will enforce its clear-bag policy for the event.

LDHS’s youth volleyball camp is scheduled for Friday, August 9, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the school’s Auxiliary Gym.

The camp is for third through eighth graders. Laurens volleyball coaching staff and players will be on hand to ensure fun and games. Fundamentals, skill development and team strategies will be emphasized.

Skills groups will be formed to accommodate both the beginner and more advanced player. Students should wear athletic clothing and bring a water bottle. The cost of the camp is $40. Student Nutrition Services will provide free lunch. All proceeds will go to supporting the Laurens volleyball program.

The form to register for Youth Volleyball Camp is available by clicking here. Raider Youth Volleyball Camp Form.