It has been nice to see those large, loud and active student cheering sections back in action at area high-school basketball tournament games in recent days.
The sections had not been permitted in recent weeks because of COVID concerns. With indoor restrictions eased, the students were back in action, which always makes for much more fun atmospheres at those games. More headaches for administrators, you bet, but more fun, for sure.
Washington-Liberty High School in Arlington had two such big cheering sections of school kids on hand the night of Feb. 18. That was when the W-L boys hosted Marshall in the Liberty District tournament championship game. Those familiar but always fun dueling cheers between the rival sections were active, as well, like SCOREBOARD, SCOREBOARD, SCOREBOARD; “We can’t hear you” along with “I believe” and more.
At nearby Yorktown High, there also were two good-sized student units in action when Yorktown hosted McLean in the Liberty District tourney girls basketball title clash.
All four student sections were on their games that night.
That was all good to see and hear.
– Dave Facinoli