Weather was so frightful but the Hononegah cheerleading squad was so delightful on Thursday


Hononegah cheerleaders at the NIC-10 championships at Boylan High School

Thursday night, January 18, 2024 saw another round of snow and wind outside. However, inside the Boylan Catholic gym, it was hot, loud, and bright with lots of energy. It was the 2024 NIC 10 competitive cheer competition. The Hononegah Indians JV and Varsity squads competed against its conference foes.

Athletes combined dance, rhythm, energy, and athletic skills on the mats. Hononegah took second place in the JV division and had some musical tech issues while the varsity squad performed.

Belvidere North took home both the JV and Varsity titles with excellent routines.

I must say I haven’t attended many cheerleading events over my lifetime. However, I would invite you to attend one for yourself or stick around and catch one during any of the number of Hononegah sporting events. These talented performers jump, fly, spin, and cheer with everything they have.

Thank you to Coach Dana Fincham and her staff for having the team compete at such a high level.

Next up for Hononegah: Huntley on Sunday. Good luck, Indians!

See the complete varsity cheerleading routine on our YouTube Page HERE.


A self-described sports evangelist, Harold Bone is the Rockton-Roscoe News sports editor who is committed to finding stories behind the box scores and discovering engaging sports content. Harold has a background in many forms of media - everything from radio to TV. He has spent the last 25-plus years attending, following, and cheering for teams and athletes from the pros and colleges to local high schools and youth recreational leagues. Harold is passionate about creating engaging stories for athletes and sports fans in the Rockton/Roscoe/South Beloit, Illinois communities. Got a story idea? Contact Harold via email at and follow him on Twitter at @SPRTSEDRRNews. Sign up for the daily Roscoe News newsletter HERE.

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