Oroville Youth Cheerleaders to compete in California

Submitted photo  The Oroville Honey Bees Cheer Squad (L-R) Sandra Minigell, Isabella Elias-Rothell, Mylee Taber, Alexis Lindsay and Renee Wold with coach Lisa Lindsay, show off their trophy and medals after competing in the league competition in Spokane. Their first place finish earned them the right to compete in the Regional event in California later this month.

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The Oroville Honey Bees Cheer Squad (L-R) Sandra Minigell, Isabella Elias-Rothell, Mylee Taber, Alexis Lindsay and Renee Wold with coach Lisa Lindsay, show off their trophy and medals after competing in the league competition in Spokane. Their first place finish earned them the right to compete in the Regional event in California later this month.

SPOKANE — The Oroville Youth Cheerleading Program traveled to Spokane on Oct. 22 to participate in a league competition and the Oroville Honey Bees placed first in their division, earning them the opportunity to compete at Regionals in Santa Clara, California, on Nov. 19.

The league competition included groups from Spokane and Wenatchee, said Lisa Lindsay, the founder of the youth cheer program in Oroville, part of the Pop Warner program.

“We are a member of the Central Cascade Pop Warner Association located in Wenatchee,” she said.

There were three teams in in the Honey Bee’s division (level 1, small group). The Oroville Honey Bee squad included Isabella Elias-Rothell, Alexis Lindsay, Sandra Minigell, Mylee Taber and Renee Wold.

“They performed a 2:30 second routine consisting of tumbling, stunts, cheers and dance,” said Lindsay. “The girls have worked so hard this year and their dedication shows!”

Lindsay said that donations are being accepted to help defray the cost of travelling to California. Sponsors that contribute $200, $500 or $1000 will be listed on our regional team shirt. Checks can be mailed to: (Please put Oroville Honey Bee Regional Sponsor in memo line). CCPWL, P.O. Box 5488, Wenatchee, WA 98807.

About Gary DeVon

Gary DeVon is the managing editor of the Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune and celebrated his 25th year at the newspaper in August 2012. He graduated from Gonzaga University with a degree in Communications - Print Journalism, with an emphasis in photojournalism. He is a proud alumnus of Oroville High School. His family first settled in Okanogan County in the late 1800s. His parents are Judy DeVon and the late Larry DeVon and he has two younger brothers - Dante and Michael. Many family members still call Oroville home. He has a grown daughter, Segornae Douglas and a young granddaughter, Erin.