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Submitted Photo The Belfry Middle School Pirate cheerleaders were named champions of the KAPOS Region 15 Middle School Super Large Division Cheer Competition in the UPIKE Gym on Saturday November 28, 2018 in the UPIKE Gymnasium.

BELFRY, Ky. — The Belfry Middle School cheerleaders will get a chance to do what the high school squad did this past weekend and that is win a state championship as they will be competing at the KAPOS State Middle School Cheer Competition at AllTech Arena at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Kentucky.

The girls won the Pike County Cheerleading Championship on Nov. 1 and claimed the 15th Region Middle School Title on November 28th to qualify for the state competition. Making up the Lady Pirates is bottom row L-R, Haylea Stanley, Emily Pierce, Bailee Stanley, Bella Runyon, Alyssa Parker, Kayleigh Stanley, Lyndsey Hylton, and Abbi Vipperman. Middle row L-R, Halie Matney, Makylie Morris, Hannah Dingess, Summer Thacker, Emily Duncan, Shyllia Maynard, Jordyn Lockard, Chloe Morris, and Sara Browning. Top row L-R, Coach Morgan Blackburn, Hailee Fitch, Jadyn Carr, Bailey McCoy, Victoria Hylton, Mickah Steele, Brooke Duncan, Scarlett Compton, Anna Canterbury, Kelsey Stogsdill, and coach Erin Marcum.