We've Got Spirit: The Life and Times of America's Greatest Cheerleading Team

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Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated, Jan 1, 2000 - Sports & Recreation - 368 pages
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They tear ligaments, blacken eyes, and crash headfirst into hard floors. They spend grueling hours at practice, drawing admiration and envy -- and sometimes, ridicule -- for their efforts. They've won nine national championships, and endured heartbreaking losses. And they do it -- almost always -- with a smile.

They are the Greenup County High School cheerleading team. ESPN viewers may know them from their televised competitions; in northeastern Kentucky, they qualify as full-fledged celebrities. And in this book, illustrated throughout with photographs, award-winning journalist James McElroy takes you into their world -- a whirlwind of handsprings and hollers, in which the traditional athletic virtues of strength, flexibility, and endurance are supplemented by spirit, and where a squad of unlikely teenage heroines is taking center court and raising a cheer for themselves.

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We've got spirit: the life and times of America's greatest cheerleading team

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Have you ever considered the amount of hard work and dedication it takes to become a cheerleader? Here is the story of one of America's "greatest" cheerleading teams, the Musketeers of Greenup County ... Read full review

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*read during my cheerleading days & knew some of these girls so it was an interesting read on how sad some their lives were...and being the best cheerleaders around! (if you were ever apart of that competitive cheerleading crowd you know the draw this book would have) Read full review


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James T. McElroy discovered the story of the Greenup team as a reporter for The Charlotte Leader, where he won the 1997 North Carolina Press Association Award. He lives in New York City with his wife, a former cheerleader and cheerleading coach.

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