Cheerleading

By MIKE MONTFORT  -- DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Navarro Cheer scored a 98.13 in Coed Junior College Division Finals, and secured its 13th NCA/NDA National Collegiate Championship since 2000. Navarro's 98.13 score Friday was the highest-point total achieved by a squad in any division of competition, so coach Monica Aldama's Bulldogs also claimed their fifth NCA Grand National Championship since 2012 -- the only junior college program to win multiple NCA Grand National titles. The Bulldogs finished second in Thursday's preliminary competition and performed first in Friday's Finals. Needless to say, the only squad to score 98 or more in its performance Friday nailed it precisely. That put the pressure on rival Trinity Valley, which also had to wait through a fourth-place Division II Coed Cheer Final performance by Columbus State University before the Cardinals took The Band Shell stage. TVCC's performance earned a 96.87 raw score Friday -- slightly above its prelim mark.  Judges, however, deducted 1.50 points and the Cardinals settled for a 95.37 total. Navarro's NCA Championship was its first since 2015. Only a handful of qualifying finalists Friday scored a 97; most division winners topped out between 94 and 95 in the subjective scoring. Coed Division I winner Weber State came closest to...

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Navarro Cheer qualified for Friday's Coed Junior College Division Finals at The NCA/NDA Cheer and Dance Championships. Navarro's Finals performance will be at 3:03 pm CDT at The Band Shell, where it will battle TVCC for the championship in the two-team division. Navarro recorded a 96.27 score during Friday preliminaries at The Ocean Center.  TVCC scored a 96.53.  ...

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla -- The NCA/NDA Collegiate Cheer and Dance Championship Preliminaries are set today. Navarro will be one of two schools competing for a national title in the Coed Junior College Division at The Ocean Center.  According to the event's performance order, the Bulldogs will perform at 1:42 Eastern Time (12:42 Central). NC's performance in Friday's Finals will be shortly after 4 pm ET (3 pm CT) at The Band Shell. Navarro and TVCC are the only teams competing in the Coed Junior College Division this weekend. LINKS: For full event coverage, go to   varsity.com/Daytona18...