Thursday, December 21, 2006
Every year I try to hang customized stockings for the squad's secret Santa exchange. This year I found these cool cut-outs at the Hobby Lobby in Iowa City and I hung them from some garland that I tied into the false ceiling. By the way, Cassie, you and your folks have been INSANELY generous to me this year thank you ( and Angie too and whoever else is helping out with the big suprise thing that's supposed to take another 2 weeks, whatever it is- you really didn't have to give me so much, I really appreciate it- ahead of time).
Good Grief! Don't let overly commercial dogs, greedy loud-mouthed psychologists, or pink aluminum Christmas trees ruin your Christmas, remember what it's REALLY all about (see Luke, Chapter 2). To all you former cheerleaders and mascots from LA Lutheran ans Boyer Valley- Happy Holidays and New Year too!
Tuesday, December 19, 2006
Finishing off a time-out cheer
Cheer-Drillies rock our half-time! Far left= Cassie, Center= Haley, Right behind her= Kim, off camera= Kayla (sorry K)
If I don't post on this blog again till our season resumes in January- MERRY CHRISTMAS and see ya next year!
Friday, December 15, 2006
V-uh huh, uh huh, I- C- uh huh, uh huh, T-O-uh huh, uh huh, R- Y
Split the V, dot the I, curl that C-T-OR-Y!!!
Haley kicks her heart out to celebrate a basket.
Kassi & Vicki LOVE Bulldogs fans! SMMMM---ACK!
Hello? I know it's the reading of the starting line up for the Tigers, but don't be so enthusiastic! At least Kayla is faking a smile.
Fly Angie, fly! Look at the look on Kayla's face here- isn't that priceless? I can't wait till they get the "Full-Extension" up and not just the "Half/Prep Extension."
Hey, a dog's gotta eat, don't he? Why not help out the Junior's prom fund? Note Rena behind the counter there. She's worked the concession stand like a billion times this year.
Boogie down Kim, Haley, and Angie!
Angie has a black belt in karate, so watch out or she'll open up a can of ninja woop-butt on you!
Boogey on down, alright alright!
Cujo is not a young pup anymore, you know, he has to make sure to eat nutritious snacks like Doritos.
As long as I'm making a blog post anyway, Click here if you're studying for the final in Newspaper class.
Tuesday, December 12, 2006
Sorry kids, I completely spaced off that I have to take my daughter to Omaha Thursday
Varsity- Dec 13- WED, early out, be that as it may... there WILL BE Practice 3:30-4:30
Dec 14- NO Practice, Coach has to take his daughter Gracie to Speech Therapy in Omaha
Dec 14- vs. West Harrison boys, I WON'T be able to make it, forgive me for being so scatter-brained. Who knows, maybe you can talk Kensie (or one of these Varsity girls) into going and filling out a squad evaluation for you. AGAIN though, cooperation (including with Christian & Tyler, frequency, energy, most of all FOCUS- and again, I am REALLY proud of and impressed with your skills- impress everybody else, especially Mr. Weber, Mr. Brunning, and Mr. Straight. And keep the stage clean and your shoes on. ;)
"The gospel is meant to comfort the afflicted and afflict the comfortable." ~Garrison Keillor
Monday, December 11, 2006
CONGRATULATIONS to everybody at practice Tuesday for getting up all those half-extension preps. Angie, Vicki, Haley, and Kim all went up as fliers! And we've cycled Angie, Kim and Haley all through as basses too. Way to go, "Air Bulldogs."
Dec 12- @ Logan, check in Wed for a bus time, I expect 5 or 5:15 latest
On deck- Cassie, Angie, Haley, Kim, Kayla, and Vicki- Benched- Kassi & Gilda (both gone from Mon practice)
Dec 13- WED, early out, no practice
Dec 14- PRACTICE
Dec 15- v. Woodbine at home- Kayla has hospitality
PEP RALLY OUTLINE:
- Fight Song
- Who Rocks the House
- Lady Seniors talk
- Boy Seniors talk
- Game- egg/spoon race*
- Go Fite Win Tonight
- Hey Song
- Back-up chants: Shake your booty, Listen to the sound of our beat
- *See Coach for list of participant in game, 2 per class chosen at practice Mon
Subject to change depending on illness and absenteeism at Thursday's Practice
Dec 16- @ TriCenter, check in Fri for a bus time, I expect it may be as early as 4:30
On deck- Angie, Kim, Kayla, Kassi, Gilda, and Vicki- Benched- Cassie & Haley (prior work & family commitments)
Please keep the Dow City back stage clean, take out anything you bring in, including & especially popcorn. Do everything you can to make Mr. Weber and Coach Brunning as proud as you make me.
Dec 12- vs. Woodbine boys, I probably won't be there since Varsity has an away game
Please concentrate on frequency and volume and do your best to get along with the mascots!
Christian is planning on going over early and handing out candy canes to PK-5 kids, awesome, huh? What a way to build school-spirit!
Dec 14- vs. West Harrison boys, I may get there late because I'll be having practice with Varsity
BUT, I'll TRY to make it to the second game if I can- but again, "Loud&Proud" ladies, please do your best to do an awesome job even when there's not a coach watching. Have fun, but remember that you're not just there to hang out or mess-around.
There are plenty of pictures from the Manning and IKM games at the blog: http://www.cheercoach.blogspot.com, take a look.
Don't forget that Secret-Santas start next week.
"The gospel is meant to comfort the afflicted and afflict the comfortable." ~Garrison Keillor
Boyer Valley Community Schools - Yearbook I: Newspaper
Anybody in Newspaper class need to study for your final? This website has all the notes- in case you ever missed any.
Some of the Faculty have expressed to me that they think that it is important that students learn the fight song. Jr Hi Cheer has been trying to learn the dance this week. If you want to try to memorize the song, or practice the dance, here is almost all you need (sorry- no video)
CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO/DOWNLOAD THE FITE-SONG
Fight on for your fame.
Run the ball
right down the court
And a victory’s sure this game.
Rah, Rah, Rah!
Fight on for your fame.
Fight bulldogs, Fight
and you will win this game!
Congratulations to Kenneth Kahl Jr of Buck Grove. Ken was Boyer Valley's first bulldog mascot, "Cujo" back in 2001. Kenny recently completed his Masters' degree in Communications from Middlesex University in London! Not only that, he got the highes score in his class (or was that the highest score possible? Whatever, point is, he is now officially smarter than me)
Above: Kenny, under a bridge in London, next to some graffiti of a monkey trying to ignite a bomb- probably to blow up the bridge.
At Right: Here's Ken with some chick named "Lisa." (I swiped this picture from his FaceBook page). In addition to being "Cujo" for the Boyer Valley Bulldogs, he was also "Spike" for the Concordia University Bulldogs in Seward, NE (that also happens to be Coach Mallory's Alma Mater) But after about a year of that, he decided that he hated cheerleaders ( I think it was just THAT squad that year) and he went cold-turkey on the mascot thing.
Hey, here's an idea- if you're an Alumn of BV Cheer or LA Lutheran Cheer too, Heck, if you're an alum of Concordia, Seward Cheer (even if it wasn't the year Kenny or I were on) Why don't you send me an update as to what you're doing now, where you are, and maybe a picture and your favorite cheer or mascotting mamory and I'll post them here. If nothing else, send me your email address and snail-mail address so I can keep in touch. If you want I can be your sourse for if you're trying to get back in touch with someone else you cheered with. Send me your stories (mostly at:email@example.com) or firstname.lastname@example.org
Are you out there BVHS & BVMS Cheerleaders?:
Kenny Kahl- (See above)
Are YOU out there LAL Jr/Sr HS Cheerleaders?
Christina Hernandez- (Now the Cheerleading Coach at LALHS)
Win Sun Winnie Yoon
Are You out there CTC squadmates?:
Congratulations former cheerleader (and older sister of a current junior high cheerleader) Christine for making it onto "SWIBA" (SouthWest Iowa Honor Band), not only did she make it on, but she also got "First Chair" of the whole trumpet section. Way to go hawkeye chick!
Friday, December 08, 2006
Hustle, Hustle, use your muscle really got the kids goin.
Above, Kim, and below, Cassie really rocked the house with their Drill performance. Did I ever mention what a stellar squar Boyer Valley has? They got all kinds of "Ones" or whatever the rating is called at state, and then went and got two First places and a Second on top of it! Way to go Drillies! FYI Blog visitors- ANGIE took these pictures, not me. The talent never stops.
The 3 non-"Drillies" were such "posers" (for the camera, that is) while they waited for Drill Team to perform. Angie, Kassi and Gilda show off their super smiles.
Kim REALLY belts it out durring a time out. You GO girl!
Our Drillies are so awesome, they even came back to cheer with us for as long as they could once they changed into their pom outfits! Thanks Kim, Cassie & Halle.
New cheerleader Kassi and former Cheerleader Christine sing the National Anthem- great job ladies!
Angie is AWESOME at crowd encouragement durring time outs and quarter breaks!
The Seniors get surreal- what is that? Kissy-face or fishy face? Cosmo called, they want their cover-shots back.
Thursday, December 07, 2006
Mallory's Milieu - CARTOONS
I've wanted to be a cartoonist since about 5th grade. I drew cartoons for my High School and College newspapers and now for my local small-town newspaper. Here is a collection of some of my favorites.
When you go to this page, bookmark it to your favorites because I add to it almost every week. Tell your friends about it, forward the web address around if you enjoy them. Who knows, maybe you can create a buzz for me or a web-following so that eventually I could sell my work to bigger papers, magazines, or best yet, get syndicated. Don't get me wrong, I love teaching, but how cool would it be to get to actually make a living drawing funny pictures.
Anyway, take a look, either luagh or get angry, but either way, enjoy.
Date: Wed, 6 Dec 2006 16:20:33 -0600
Subject: Pep Rally Friday
Cheer Squad, FYI here is the outline determined at practice Wed Night 12/6 for the Friday 12/8 Pep Rally-
- Fight Song
- Hey All you Bulldogs Fans
- S-C-O-R-E- Score (teaching new chant)
- Bulldog Beat
- Basketball Lady Captains speak
- Basketball Men Captains speak
- Battle Cry (Class Competition)
- Gimme a B
- Hey Song into Fight Song & dismissal
ALSO imprtant info: there WILL be practice tomorrow (Thurs 12/7) REPEAT: there IS practice Thursday. If for whatever reason you cannot attend, please find a way to let Coach Mallory know. Illness is obviously acceptable. I certainly have patience for family committments and work, but it hurts all 8 when any one can't be at practice as often as possible. Absenteeism will impact whether or not you may cheer at a game, not to mention Varsity Letter eligibility.
If Vicki is out with flu Wed & Thur, it may be best for Kassi to borrow her uniform for this Friday. Otherwise, since Gilda missed Wed practice Kassi may borrow hers. That way she and Haley can both cheer Fri. I'll see if we have funds to order a 13-16 top and a M body liner for Kassi- no promises. Kim's gotten her uniform taken in, Gilda may need to do that too. Cassie may want to see if someone can repair the seam on her body liner.
Reminder, this Fri is IKM at home and we need a volunteer to bring hospitality.
Secret Santas start Monday 12/18- try to keep it under $15 total, you may even make things or bring small treats for the first 4 building up to a bigger gift on Friday 12/22
I thought you looked terrific and did an outstanding job last night at Manning, keep up the good work and keep your spirit up. Drink lots of water. Stay healthy, get well soon if it's already too late for that!
Wednesday, December 06, 2006
Unfortunately most of out students sat on the other end of Manning's huge gym. No sweat, WE ARE LOUD ENOUGH!
When they say a game is "a real nail-biter" they don't mean it LITERALLY, Kayla!
Baskets make us just want to leap for joy!
Kartwheels? No prob, Bob.
Saturday, December 02, 2006
FYI- One of the most famous Shadow Mountain graduates is Boston Red Sox (formerly of the 2001 World Series Champion Arizona Diamondbacks) pitcher Curt Schilling who is from the class of 1985. Schilling helped the Matadors reach the state semi-finals before moving on to become a perennial all-star, a World Series MVP, and the National League record holder for strikeouts in a season by a right-handed pitcher.
Coach Mallory is from the class of 1988. I never met Curt- come on, there were 2,600 kids at SMHS. My brother had an algebra class with him though. My brother said he was a real slacker!
It's Shadow Mountain, It's Shadow MountainThe pride of every MatadorSing of our honor, sing of our gloryIt's Shadow Mountain now we're for.
Now and forever, always endeavor
To battle on to victory
For we will never stop 'til we're on top,
So fight on, Shadow Mountain, FIGHT
Ah the 80's, the most perfect time there ever was. Big hair and huge cell phones.
Back then they had Cheer, Pom, and Drill and you couldn't tell the difference because they all wore cheer uniforms. But I just sat in the stands and watched.
Great baseball teams, average basketball & volleyball, lousy football, but a pretty good band.
Friday, December 01, 2006
Welcome to Shadow Mountain High School, Home of the Matadors, Phoenix, AZ
This was MY High School- "back in the day."