Thursday, March 30, 2006
Yeah, that's me with no goatee and way too much really black hair.
This was homecoming 1988 at Concordia University, Nebraska
Pretty embarrassing, but this blog wouldn't be here if it weren't for that football season in Seward.
Wednesday, March 29, 2006
I'm trying to clean out the files on my computer and I ran accross this great picture from the summer camp we attended a couple of years ago. 2004 I believe.
There are Aleigh and Kelli about to get Moe up in a stunt with Rena spotting in back. I'm pretty sure this is at Morningside College in Sioux City.
Tuesday, March 28, 2006
If you were on Drill squad this year, and if you were on EITHER football or basketball cheerleading this year- please sign up for Track Concessions. This is mandatory because it is the only fundraiser for both Drill and Cheer.
DATE Host School
Apr 06 BV Girl’s Invitational
Thurs Girls/Varsity 5 PM (please be at the track by 4)
Apr 20 BV JrHi Track Invitational
Thurs Girls/Boys 4 PM (please be at the track by 3:20/3:30)
May 2 BV Conference
Tues Varsity 4 PM (please be at the track by 3:20/3:30)
May 9 BV Boy’s Invitational
Tues Girls/Boys TBA (please be at the track by 3:20/3:30)
Monday, March 27, 2006
One evening an old Cherokee told his grandson about a battle that goes on inside people.
He said, "My son, the battle is between 2 wolves inside us all: One is Evil. It is anger, envy, jealousy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority and ego.
The other is Good. It is joy, peace, love, hope, serenity, humility, kindness, benevolence, empathy, generosity, truth, compassion and faith."
The grandson thought about it for a minute and then asked his grandfather, "Which wolf wins?"
The old Cherokee simply replied, "The one you feed."
Thursday, March 23, 2006
You can be part of this blog- don't leave it all up to me. If there's ever a picture or a post that you want to leave a comment about all you have to do is click on the "Comments" link that's underneath each post.
Wouldn't it be fun to make up your own captions for pictures of you & your squadmates? Or include your memories or just put your two-cents in on topics that I write about.
Please comment, we're all part of this program, even fans and rivals!
Ever take a look at the "sidebar" on the right side of the page? There's lots of stuff there: a film-loop photo scroll, a description of this blog, the drop-down jump menu to my other blogs, some cool links, cheer ads, and archives of past month's posts. But maybe the most important one has been getting overlooked. Just under the drop-down jump menu is the guestbook.
Please, leave a comment, and your email address. Especially if you're from L.A. Lutheran, Shadow Mountain, Concordia Nebraska, or have graduated from Boyer Valley years ago and have lost touch.
I'd also love to hear from you if you're another Cheer Coach or a cheerleader from another school. We love ideas for pep-rallies and our mascot. I'd like to share what other male cheerleaders have to say about what it's like to be in this girl's sport. Thanks for surfing by!
Did you know that this blog has like 2 or 3 years of cool pictures? There's an easy way to search for stuff right here. It's the handy navigation bar on the top of the page.
Just type in a topic, like "Pyramid of Success," or "Angie," or "Drama" for instance- or "Tryouts" if you need to know when they're going to be. Then click on the "search this blog" button and next thing you know, you're looking at something other than the last few posts this month.Try it, it's a great way to get more out of this blog. By the way, that particular navigation bar also has buttons for you to search all of Blogger's blogs, start your own, or surf around.
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Four of the Six members of my first squad at Boyer Valley in 2000-2001.
Left to right: Audrey (aka "Big Red" ala the stupid "Bring it On" movie) she was a good leader (and not near the bitch in the movie) Now she's a mom, a farm wife and a part time college student, hopefully still someday to become a world famous chef and not nearly the wild child that she was in school. I always enjoyed talking with her and though she'd make a great coach someday. She could fly, base, jump, MC a pep rally, teach chants to rookies, and man could she yell!
Next is Christina Rose, also a decent leader and helluva yeller. Also a bit of a wild child, but then I'm pretty much a prude. Great sense of humor and a patient teacher. Last I heard, she's working on her coaching endorsement but has her eye on Drill more than Cheer. Her baby brother has worked as mascot for us some this year.
Then there's Jenn. Sharp, accurate- great backround in Drill/dance/even ballet. Man, could she kick! She's now at Georgetown working on a degree in Sociology. She and I could talk forever about Art and politics. I wish I could hook her up with Kenny, who was mascot the year of this picture, you know how you always want to get 2 people you care about together so you'll be more likely to stay in touch with both of them longer? But alas, he wants to move back and farm and she wants to stay in DC and save the world.
And then there's Sadie. She's just a wee Freshman in this picture so she'll probably hate me posting it. She went on to become every bit the leader that Red was. Between me and some melodramatic squadmates, she put up with a lot. She also became an awesome Yearbook Editor too and can she draw and paint! She had just enough Texas in her to make her a great cheerleader too. Everybody loved Sadie. She had a huge crush on Presidential candidate, NC Sen John Edwards. She is an EMT and was pre-nursing in college, but the rumor mill says she has a boyfriend in Missouri. I hope she sticks with it and gets a Bachelor's Degree and I hope he is worthy of her because she deserves the best.
Not pictured are Iris the Art goddess, Candace the tiny, and of course Kenny as Cujo
Here's the 1998-99 Football Varsity squad at Malibu High (yes the real Mailbu- doesn't look like PCA on "Zoe 101" from Teen Nick does it?) This is a rare picture with me in it, all that means is I can't find and official team picture from this year either. Let's see if I can remember everybody... left to right. Kristen, an excellent runner and actress. She had awesome jumps. I regret not getting closer to her but her older sister was one of my yearbook editors and we got really close. Then there's Jerry (aka "Jake), Amy, "Joey," Nicole, Christina, Cortney (she and Kristen were best friends, I think they called themselves "Heckle and Jeckle." Major hyperactivity when those two got together) she had awesome jumps too, and Win Sun "Winnie" Yoon- she was fresh of the boat from Korea and totally new to cheerleading, but she did great at had tons of fun.
I'm really bummin' because I don't have pictures of all of my squads. I had to take this one out of an old yearbook. This is 1996-97 JrHi Basketball. I also feel bad that Christy is so crooked and that it's such a dark picture that Nyasha pretty much disapears. You can see how good Jerry is at compensating and balancing- at least better than Christy. Treva is the base on the right- very soft spoken, whisper like, but she could kick and jump like anything.
I guess I'm saddest about the mascot, Amanda. She and Nyasha were part of a prayer group after winter camp (Hume Lake) in the Siera Nevada mountains one year. There were 5 kids so we called it "Party of 5" after the TV show on WB at the time and our core Bible verse was Matthew 5:6, "Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled." which was part of a song that the camp band played during chapels.
I guess like Christina, Jerry, and Heather, Amanda was important to me and I prayed for her the whole time she was at LALHS but she hasn't kept in touch and the last I heard she may have been having some hard times.
Here's the '99-2000 Football Varsity Squad. We had a private clinic administered by Cheerleaders of America (COA) and Qualified for their National competition, Amy (the girl on the right on her knees) qualified for their national all-star squad. This was such an awesome squad. We did full-extentions and basket tosses, we did floor cheers (something Boyer Valley squads seem to be afraid of) and they worked up half time routines that included 8-cound dances- remember LALHS didn't have a Drill squad. Counter-clockwise there's Coach Christina in the front (she won Homecoming Queen that year), on her left is Katie Sullivan (Irish as they come and an awesome writer), goddaughter "Joey" again, Jen (who had to deal with her mom fighting cancer, Gina (I think she went on to become student body president, Cassie reminds me a lot of her), and back to Amy. Most of these girls were also on State Champion Softball teams.
Wednesday, March 22, 2006
Here's my last junior high squad at LALHS. 98-99 Basketball. Notice my goddaughter Heather decided she wanted to try being mascot. We didn't have a big lion head or a $600 costume like Boyer Valley, so we did the best we could with just face makeup. Wasn't she adorable? I think that high school girls had named out lion "Lucy," but Heather decided on "Joey." I don't know why, but as far as I know that's still her nickname. Notice how cheer shells can be jazzed up just with turtlenecks underneath?
If I remember right, 1996-97 was when we added football, so we cheered for two seasons, not just for basketball. Notice this stunt, "pony-sits." They're in the next picture too. They're cool, they're not "gay," anyone at Boyer Valley who thinks they are has a dirty mind, so get over it.
The girl in the middle with the poms is Jerry. She was awesome. Eventually in high school, she wanted to try basketball and volleyball and got bored with cheer, which was hard for me because she was such an outstanding cheerleader. Perfect jumps, sharp, accurate technique, rich, medium-low pitched voice... She's a Senior in pre-med at UC San Diego and spread way too thin with jobs including life guard & pool manager. I prayed for her a lot all through 7-12. (We had what they called "Shepherding Teams," kind of like "Jammers" at Boyer Valley) Consequently, I'd have adopted that kid if I could've.
And 1997-98: Notice the tiny lion doll on the poms, I'm not sure who's idea that was, but it shows you how "girly" this group was. This was our football field with the softball diamond behind them. Nice mountains, huh? Angeles National Forest up there, brush fires, mud slides, on rare occasion even a trace of snow. Beautiful green in Spring and pretty draped in fog.
Anyway, the girl on the bottom right is Heather, my goddaughter. She's a Photography major at Cal State, Northridge (CSUN). She went on to cheer all through high school for me and took drawing and should've but didn't end up being yearbook editor. She was a hardcore 'A' student and a major hard worker/leader when it came to student council, even though Jerry and Jill (just behind and to Heather's left) were the two who always ran for the big offices. Heather really taught me a lot and I'll always appreciate her for that and I couldn't be more proud of her.
Here are some of my earliest squads, from waa-aaay back:
Above is the 1995-96 LA Lutheran Jr High basketball squad. They were a ton of fun. In 1993-94 my wife had to coach both junior high and varsity. We thought that was nuts. Our principal agreed, but who could he find to take over junior high cheer? My records showed that I had cheered one season in college, so he dumped it on me. But that's okay, my wife and her squad helped and taught me and my squad.
They decided to call me "Pappa Bear." Amy, the girl with the curly hair on the top left wrote on the back of this picture:
"Mr. Mallory, you're a great coach and there's something about you that makes me try harder on cheerleading. Stay that way and thanks for being kind and always there, Amy" Amy played a pregnant teen on an episode of E.R. I don't know where she is now, but I hope she's a successful actress.Here's the next year, 1995-96. Amy and Leal were back as eighth graders. Notice the partner stunt. It's a simple "back-stand," and no it doesn't look "gay."
Somehow I talked Nyasha into coming out, even though she LOVED playing basketball. She's the tall base in the middle. We were a small enough school that she could cheer at the boys' game and play in the girls' game. She wrote: "Thanx for being a good coach to me. Even when it was easy for me to slack-off, you helped me keep it up. This was the first time I cheered for a school and you made it really fun, Nyasha"
Last I heard she was finishing up at NYU, or was it Columbia? Anyway I think she had been pre-law or pre-med and had great grades. She's been all-state in high school basketball but switched to track & field in college and was thinking about becoming a teacher.
The tiny flier on the far left is Christina. She was quiet as a mouse. She cheered for me in junior high and then cheered for both my wife and them for me again on Varsity. Now she took our place as the varsity coach at Lutheran High. I couldn't be more proud of her. Her squads are bigger and perform more stunts and dances than ours ever did. I don't think LALHS has a Drill Squad, so really their Cheer program does double duty.
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Monday, March 20, 2006
Sunday, March 19, 2006
Can you cry under water?
How important does a person have to be before they are considered
assassinated instead of just murdered?
If money doesn't grow in trees then why do banks have branches?
Since bread is square, then why is sandwich meat round?
Why do you have to "put your two cents in"...but it's only a "penny for
your thoughts?" Where's that extra penny going to?
Once you're in heaven, do you get stuck wearing the clothes you were
buried in for eternity?
Why does a round pizza come in a square box?
What disease did cured ham actually have?
How is it that we put man on the moon before we figured out it would be
a good idea to put wheels on luggage?
Why is it that people say they "slept like a baby" when babies wake up
like every two hours?
If a deaf person has to go to court, is it still called a hearing?
If you drink Pepsi at work in the Coke factory, will they fire you?
Why are you IN a movie, but you're ON TV?
Why do people pay to go up tall buildings and then put money in
binoculars to look at things on the ground?
How come we choose from just two people for President and fifty for Miss
Why do doctors leave the room while you change? They're going to see you
If a 911 operator has a heart attack, whom does he/she call?
Why is "bra" singular and "panties" plural?
Do illiterate people get the full effect of Alphabet soup?
Who was the first person to look at a cow and say, "I think I'll squeeze
these dangly things here, and drink whatever comes out!"
Or watch a white thing come out a chicken behind and think, "that ought
to taste good."
Why do toasters always have a setting that burns the toast to a horrible
crisp, which no decent human being would eat?
Why is there a light in the fridge and not in the freezer?
When your photo is taken for your driver's license, why do they tell you
If you are stopped by the police and asked for you licen se, are you
going to be smiling?
If Jimmy cracks corn and no one cares, why is there a stupid song about
Can a hearse carrying a corpse drive in the carpool lane?
If the professor on Gilligan's island can make a radio out of a coconut,
why can't he fix a hole in a boat?
Why do people point to their wrist when asking for the time, but don't
point to their crotch when they ask where the bathroom is?
Why does Goofy stand erect while Pluto remains on all fours? They're
What do you call male ballerinas?
Can blind people see their dreams? Do they dream?
If Wyle E. Coyote had enough money to buy all that ACME crap, why didn't
he just buy dinner?
If corn oil is made from corn, and vegetable oil is made from
vegetables, what is baby oil made from?
If electricity comes from electrons, does morality come from morons?
Is Disney World the only people trap operated by a mouse?
Do the Alphabet song and Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star have the same
Why did you just try singing the two songs above?
Why do they call it an asteroid when it's outside the hemisphere, but
call it a hemorrhoid when it's in your butt?
Did you ever notice that when you blow in a dog's face, he gets mad at
you, but when you take him for a car ride; he sticks his head out the
Friday, March 17, 2006
Hey, anybody interested in this? It's actually pretty cheap for a 3 day camp- although that is a long way to drive for some of us....
Dear Cheerleading Sponsor,
The Elk Horn-Kimballton Cheerleaders are hosting a cheer camp on June 5th, 6th,and 7th
from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. each day. We would love for you to attend! This camp is
intended for your cheerleading squads, as well as any other girls (or boysj from grades 7
- 12 that are interested; for example, gymnasts and dancers.
Some of the highlights of the camp are:
Fundamentals of cheerleading
15 floor cheers and 25 sidelines and chants
5 dance and porn routines
Safety and spotting techniques
Instruction of pyramids
Jumps and gvmnastics
'I'he c.ost of the camp is $ I05 per person; plus a $30 fee, per school or squad, to cover he1
costs for the jnstructc>rs. Coaches/syonsors attend free of charge. Fees should be paid to
E m Cheerleading by May 1. 2006. If you are interested in attending, or have questions
abnur the yrogarn. please contact Emily Smith at (712) 764-3500 or Cyrystl McCall at
(7 12) 764-4409
We look forward to learning with you, and building a sisterhood in cheerleading between
Thursday, March 16, 2006
Monday, March 13, 2006
Thursday, March 09, 2006
Did You Know That? Drinking two glasses of Gatorade can relieve headache pain almost immediately -- without the unpleasant side effects caused by traditional "pain relievers."
Did you know that Colgate toothpaste makes an excellent salve for burns?
Before you head to the drugstore for a high-priced inhaler filled with mysterious chemicals, try chewing on a couple of curiously strong Altoids peppermints. They'll clear up your stuffed nose.
Achy muscles from a bout of the flu? Mix 1 Tablespoon of horseradish in 1 cup of olive oil. Let the mixture sit for 30 minutes, then apply it as massage oil, for instant relief for aching muscles.
Sore throat? Just mix 1/4 cup of vinegar with 1/4 cup of honey and take 1 tablespoon six times a day. The vinegar kills the bacteria.
Cure urinary tract infections with Alka-Seltzer . Dissolve two tablets in a glass of water and drink it at the onset of the symptoms. Alka-Seltzer begins eliminating urinary tract infections almost instantly -- even though the produch was never been advertised for this use.
(Note: Alka-Seltzer Plus Cold Medicine is not the same..and contains aspirin, which can cause stomach bleeding if you have ulcers.)
Honey remedy for skin blemishes ... Cover the blemish with a dab of honey and place a Band-Aid over it. Honey kills the bacteria, keeps the skin sterile, and speeds healing. Works overnight.
Listerine therapy for toenail fungus ... Get rid of unsightly toenail fungus by soaking your toes in Listerine mouthwash. The powerful antiseptic leaves your toenails looking healthy again.
Easy eyeglass protection ... To prevent the screws in eyeglasses from loosening, apply a small drop of Maybelline Crystal Clear nail polish to the threads of the screws before tightening them.
Coca-Cola cure for rust ... Forget those expensive rust removers. Just saturate an abrasive sponge with Coca Cola and scrub the rust stain. The phosphoric acid in the coke is what gets the job done.
Cleaning liquid that doubles as bug killer ... If menacing bees, wasps, hornets, or yellow jackets get in your home and you can't find the insecticide, try a spray of Formula 409 Insects drop to the ground instantly.
Smart splinter remover ...just pour a drop of Elmer's Glue-All over the splinter, let dry, and peel the dried glue off the skin. The splinter sticks to the dried glue.
Hunt's tomato paste boil cure ....cover the boil with Hunt's tomato paste as a compress. The acids from the tomatoes soothe the pain and bring the boil to a head.
Balm for broken blisters ...To disinfect a broken blister, dab on a few drops of Listerine ... a powerful antiseptic.
Heinz vinegar to heal bruises .. Soak a cotton ball in white vinegar and apply it to the bruise for 1 hour. The vinegar reduces the blueness and speeds up the healing process.
Kills fleas instantly Dawn dish washing liquid does the trick. Add a few drops to your dog's bath and shampoo the animal thoroughly. Rinse well to avoid skin irritations. Goodbye fleas.
Rainy day cure for dog odor ... Next time your dog comes in from the rain, simply wipe down the animal with Bounce or any dryer sheet, instantly making your dog smell springtime fresh.
Eliminate ear mites ... All it takes is a few drops of Wesson corn oil in your cat's ear. Massage it in, then clean with a cotton ball. Repeat daily for 3 days. The oil soothes the cat's skin, smothers the mites, and accelerates healing.Quaker Oats for fast pain relief ...It's not just for breakfast anymore! Mix 2 cups of Quaker Oats and 1 cup of water in a
bowl and warm in the microwave for 1 minute, cool slightly, and apply the mixture to your hands for soothing relief from arthritis pain.
Wednesday, March 08, 2006
Click here for Coach Mallory's "FaceBook"
Okay, Both Kenny & Jenn have talked about how great they think this Face Book thing is, finally I think I got Chelsey to show me how I could register. Technically, I think it's meant for students, but I hope you all know that I'm no freak or anything.
Dang, but some of you college kids sure's heck are!
Around the world, International Women's Day (IWD) marks a celebration of the economic, social, cultural and political achievements for women.
The first IWD was held on 19 March 1911 in Germany, Austria, Denmark and further European countries. German women selected this date because in 1848 the Prussian king had promised the vote for women. Subsequently over one million leaflets calling for action on the right to vote were distributed throughout Germany before IWD in 1911. Now IWD is always celebrated on 8 March and is an occasion marked by women's groups around the world. This date is also commemorated at the United Nations and is designated in many countries as a national holiday. Women in every country, often divided by ethnic, linguistic, cultural, economic and political differences, come together to celebrate this important date that represents equality, justice, peace and development.
International Women's Day is the story of ordinary women as makers of history; it is rooted in the centuries-old struggle of women seeking to participate equally in society on an equal footing with men. In ancient Greece, Lysistrata initiated a sexual strike against men in order to end war; during the French Revolution, Parisian women calling for "liberty, equality, fraternity" marched on Versailles to demand women's suffrage.The idea of an International Women's Day first arose at the turn of the century, which in the industrialized world was a period of expansion and turbulence, booming population growth and radical ideologies.
Until women are fully represented at senior leadership levels of public, professional and economic life, women do not have equal rights nor an equal voice.
Tuesday, March 07, 2006
THE BEST POEM
I was shocked, confused, bewildered
as I entered Heaven's door,
Not by the beauty of it all,
Nor the lights or its decor.
But it was the folks in Heaven
who made me sputter and gasp--
the thieves, the liars, the sinners,
the alcoholics, the trash.
There stood the kid from seventh grade
Who swiped my lunch money twice.
Next to him was my old neighbor
Who never said anything nice.
Herb, who I always thought
was rotting away in hell,
was sitting pretty on cloud nine,
Looking incredibly well.
I nudged Jesus, "What's the deal?
I would love to hear Your take.
How'd all these sinners get up here?
God must've made a mistake.
"And why's everyone so quiet,
so somber? Give me a clue."
"Hush, child," said He, "they're all in shock.
No one thought they'd be seeing you."
Matthew 7:1-3~ 1"Do not judge, or you too will be judged. 2For in the same way you judge others, you will be judged, and with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.
3"Why do you look at the speck of sawdust in your brother's eye and pay no attention to the plank in your own eye?
Luke 6:37-38~ 37"Do not judge, and you will not be judged. Do not condemn, and you will not be condemned. Forgive, and you will be forgiven. 38Give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap. For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you."
Monday, March 06, 2006
Friday, March 03, 2006
I can't let this blog be all writing and no pictures just becasue the Cheer season is over! So here are three pictures I downloaded from Chelsey's Photobucket.
Angie is in love with these post it notes! Photo by Chelesy, I assume
Former Jr Hi Cheerleader Jessica, another photo head took this one of Angie and Chelsey goofing off during yearbook class with Angies' camera. I like the sepa effect (old fashioned looking brown & white as opposed to black & white.).
And dang, isn't this one Chelsey took of Angie outside. I guess 12 megapixels doesn't just stop at making things look blurry! This shows you what a spaz she is though, doesn't it?
Thursday, March 02, 2006
Basketball Cheerleaders: Thank you for a phenomenal season! Please return your uniform and warm-ups to Coach Mallory as soon as possible. Cassie Androy, Kristen Head & Vicki Jones. Jamie Weverka, please remember Moe’s poms & megaphone.
FYI -Tryouts for next year’s Football Cheer squad will be May 17, tryout practices on May 15 & 16.
Wednesday, March 01, 2006
I wanted to try to start writing on this blog more regularly, since it is Lent after all. A time for reflection and renewed devotion in gratitude for what the Lord has done for us.
I'd like to write reflections on the book of Ecclesiastes this Lenten season. I may not manage to write everyday, but it should be a good discipline for me, both to get into God's Word, and to write reagularly.
Here is a link to my "diet diary"
I want to discourage cheerleaders from going to extremes like anorexia & bulemia. I want to encourage them that if they feel like they have to do something to lose or maintain their weight, it should be reasonable, gradual and sustained.
So, I'm a big guy and have been since I was a teen. I'd rather be a "big-loser," but guess what? There's only two things in all the world that help you do that. No pill, no puke, no starve...
Eating less and exercising more. I hate it too, but that's life.