CARROLL COUNTY, Mo. -- There was no doubt plenty of action happening on the basketball court at the CLAA Conference Tournament, but it was what was happening on the sidelines that was really inspiring.
The cheer squad from Hardin-Central noticed that another school had only one cheerleader representing her school. Luckily, the ladies from Hardin-Central had more than enough spirit to go around.
FOX4 viewer Brenda Milligan sent us a video of the squad joining the lone cheerleader. She writes:
My daughter and her cheer squad, Hardin-Central, competed in the CLAA Conference Tournament last night in Tina-Avalon. While they were waiting for their next game, a cheerleader from Northwestern was there all alone to cheer on her team. She was embarrassed and scared, just like any of us would be if we had to cheer in front of a big crowd all alone. My daughter and her squad took the nerve and went out to cheer with her. They learned her cheers and were able to present them to the crowd in a short amount of time. Many people were there supporting the girls in this great achievement.
FOX4 tracked down Tori Adams, the lone Northwestern cheerleader.
Tori said that many of the girls on her squad were sick, and also that because the game was a rescheduled make-up game, many of her teammates had other commitments, leaving her all alone.
"My coach gave me the option to cheer or not cheer, and I felt like I had to be there for the team," Tori said.
She said she did a few cheers, but then took a break. She admitted she was a little uncomfortable to be cheering by herself.
"It was a little intimidating," she said. But that went away when the girls from Hardin-Central came over.
"They learned some of my cheers and I learned some of their cheers," she said. "It was a big relief."
Way to go, girls. Your attitude is certainly something we can all cheer for.