Trying out for winter sports

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By: Mikayla Grumiaux, Photography Editor and Cana Wilson, Copy Editor

Tryout weeks are always full of pressure, thrill, and anticipation. From November 9th through the 12th, students gave their best performance in hopes of becoming a part of one of the James River sports teams. This week, tryouts included cheerleading, and basketball for both boys and girls. Check out our photo gallery below!

On the first day of tryouts, the cheerleaders practice their basketball cheers and chants. Photo by Cana Wilson
On the first day of tryouts, the cheerleaders practice their basketball cheers and chants.
Photo by Cana Wilson
The cheerleaders display their best pikes to impress the coaches in order to obtain a spot on the team. Photo by Cana Wilson
The cheerleaders display their best pikes to impress the coaches in order to obtain a spot on the team.
Photo by Cana Wilson
On day two of tryouts, cheerleaders showed the coaches their stunts. Photo by Cana Wilson
On day two of tryouts, cheerleaders showed the coaches their stunts.
Photo by Cana Wilson
Freshmen boys wait to see if they can make a rebound or if the ball will fall through the hoop. Photo by Cana Wilson
Freshmen boys wait to see if they can make a rebound or if the ball will fall through the hoop.
Photo by Cana Wilson
The scrimmaging continues and the boys fight to make the team. Photo by Cana Wilson
The scrimmaging continues and the boys fight to make the team.
Photo by Cana Wilson
In this drill, the girls practice rebounding by boxing out the other two players. Photo by Mikayla Grumiaux
In this drill, the girls practice rebounding by boxing out the other two players.
Photo by Mikayla Grumiaux
The players await the coaches orders to tell them what drill is next. Photo by Mikayla Grumiaux
The players await the coaches orders to tell them what drill is next.
Photo by Mikayla Grumiaux
With pennies on, the scrimmage begins to heat up between these determined players. Photo by Mikayla Grumiaux
With pennies on, the scrimmage begins to heat up between these determined players.
Photo by Mikayla Grumiaux
One of the more challenging drills that the girls had to perform was controlling two balls while having pressure put on them by a partner. Photo by Mikayla Grumiaux
One of the more challenging drills that the girls had to perform was controlling two balls while having pressure put on them by a partner.
Photo by Mikayla Grumiaux
In order to wind down their muscles and prevent injuries, these girl basketball players stretch their muscles after tryouts are over. Photo by Mikayla Grumiaux
In order to wind down their muscles and prevent injuries, these girl basketball players stretch their muscles after tryouts are over.
Photo by Mikayla Grumiaux
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