SCC cheerleading Saturday at Shelton High

The Southern Connecticut Conference will host its ninth Cheerleading Competition on Saturday, February 1, at Shelton High School.  The competition will begin at 11 a.m.  Tickets are $8 for adults, $5 for students and senior citizens.  Children under six will be admitted free.

Seventeen SCC schools are scheduled to participate in the competition in three categories divisions: all-girl, co-ed and exhibition.  Schools scheduled to compete include: Branford (all-girl), Career (exhibition), Cheshire (all-girl), Daniel Hand (all-girl), East Haven (all-girl), Foran (all-girl), Guilford (co-ed), Hamden (all-girl), Jonathan Law (all-girl), Lyman Hall (co-ed), Mercy (all-girl), North Haven (all-girl and exhibition), Sacred Heart Academy (all-girl), Sheehan (all-girl), Shelton (all-girl), West Haven (all-girl and exhibition) and Wilbur Cross (co-ed).

In addition, two schools (Shelton and Branford) will have its Unified Cheer teams participate.

“The cheerleading competition has become a very exciting and fulfilling event for the Southern Connecticut Conference,” explained Commissioner Al Carbone.  “More importantly, our coaches and league administrators have worked together to ensure the competition is a safe and positive experience for all of our student athletes.”

Shelton, Branford and Wilbur Cross were winners at last year’s SCC Cheerleading Competition.

Founded in 1994, the Southern Connecticut Conference is in its 20th season of competition in 2013-14 with 22 member-schools and nearly 23,000 students. Recognized as the premier athletic league in the state of Connecticut, SCC member schools have captured more than 360 state championships since the league’s inception. More importantly, the SCC is recognized for its outstanding non-athletic programs and events, which attempt to break down barriers and build bridges of understanding to its students. For more information on the SCC, visit