indianz.com your internet resource indianz.com on facebook indianz.com on twitter indianz.com on Google+ indianz.com on soundcloud
phone: 202 630 8439
The University of Tulsa College of Law - Master's in Indian Law
Advertise on Indianz.Com
Home > News > Headlines
Print   Subscribe
Native Sun News: Pine Ridge cheerleader joins Nebraska team

Filed Under: National | Sports
More on: native sun news, nebraska, oglala sioux, south dakota
     

The following story was written and reported by Brandon Ecoffey, Native Sun News Managing Editor. All content © Native Sun News.


Ella Pedredon is now a member of the Chadron State Eagles cheerleading team.

Chadron State nabs Pine Ridge cheerleader
By Brandon Ecoffey
Native Sun News Managing Editor

CHADRON, NEB — Ella Pedregon, a former cheerleader for the Pine Ridge Thorpes, has made it big. Recently Ella made the cut and is now a member of the Chadron State Eagles cheer team.

The NCAA Division II Eagles have built a reputation as a one of the premier college football programs in the entire country and Ella will find herself on the sidelines cheering for the team this fall.

According to Coach Ann Hanson, Head cheerleading coach for the Eagles, members of the team are chosen based on their performance in interviews, their ability to learn cheers, attitude, and what they have accomplished at the previous schools they have attended.

“She displayed all these qualities...I think she would make a good role model,” said Hanson. The daughter of Ted and Mona Pedregon, Ella, began cheering for the Pine Ridge Thorpes in the fifth grade. However according to Ella she began learning the trade at an even younger age when she would follow her sister Felicia to cheer events.

“I think I was probably 6 when I would go with my sister to her practices and games when she was cheering in high school,” said Ella. In order to be part of the cheerleading squad, members are required to maintain a 2.0 grade point average and carry a course load of at least 24 credit hours according to the Chadron State website.

Although Ella will be cheering in front of one of the larger crowds in division II football, the notion of leading the dedicated fans at Elliot Field in the Don Beebe Stadium does not intimidate her.

“I know that I will have more eyes on me and that I am on a bigger squad but I am looking forward to it. There are recruiters from NFL teams that come to our games but I think it will be good,” she said.

According to Coach Hanson the team will consist of 23 members and Ella was one of 6 chosen from the 19 that tried out for the team this year. “Ella brings a lot of responsibility,” said Hanson.

Ella had not planned on cheering at the college level but was enticed to tryout by Coach Hanson.

“I didn’t want to cheer anymore until I came on my campus tour and the coach asked me to tryout. If there are other girls out there that want to cheer I would tell them to go for it and that they can make it like I did. I didn’t think I could until I tried out and made the team,” said Ella.

The Eagles will play an eleven game season and will be eligible for postseason play if they qualify. Currently the Eagles are expected to finish second in their conference but the home field advantage that will be directed by Ella and the other members of her squad could tilt the tide in Chadron State’s favor.

(Contact Brandon Ecoffey at staffwriter2@nsweekly.com)

Copyright permission by Native Sun News


Copyright © Indianz.Com
More headlines...
Stay Connected:
On Facebook

On Twitter

On Google+

On SoundCloud
Local Links:
Federal Register | Indian Gaming | Jobs & Notices | In The Hoop | Message Board
Latest News:
Interior Department consults tribes about new trust reform law (7/22)
Training sessions planned for final Indian Child Welfare Act rule (7/22)
Yurok Tribe shares sad news about salmon festival -- no salmon (7/22)
Mark Charles: An entire nation's big problem with Donald Trump (7/22)
Mark Trahant: Donald Trump promises a world with no treaties (7/22)
Native Sun News: Appeal delays release of Keepseagle checks (7/22)
Lakota Country Times: Oglala Sioux Tribe hosts walk for cancer (7/22)
James Giago Davies: Police officers get away with 'kill option' (7/22)
Andre Cramblit: Police officer shootings seem far too common (7/22)
Donald Trump closes convention that left out Indian Country (7/22)
New law in Oklahoma goes against Indian Arts and Crafts Act (7/22)
NMAI seeks input from tribes about veterans memorial in DC (7/22)
Blackfeet Nation swears in leaders and looks to a new future (7/22)
Coeur d'Alene Tribe kicks off popular powwow after absence (7/22)
Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe declares emergency over opioids (7/22)
Review: Hard look at drugs in Indian Country in 'Seventh Fire' (7/22)
State takes blame for sharing Tohono O'odham Nation minutes (7/22)
Pokagon Band debuts expansion of gaming facility in Michigan (7/22)
Karuk Tribe ready for groundbreaking on long-awaited casino (7/22)
California remains a battleground for Indian Child Welfare Act (7/21)
Yurok Tribe launches operation to rid reservation of marijuana (7/21)
Laguna Pueblo loses case linked to military contract kickbacks (7/21)
Cherokee player Koda Glover wins praise in major league debut (7/21)
Education Department hosts Native youth for roundtable in DC (7/21)
Navajo Nation lawmakers approve bill for travel plaza at casino (7/21)
Mark Trahant: Trump's Republican convention is one big failure (7/21)
Native Sun News: Five Rosebud tribal members killed in crash (7/21)
Lakota Country Times: Fire deals setback to Rosebud program (7/21)
Brandon Ecoffey: Carrying the voices of our people to masses (7/21)
Delphine Red Shirt: Our children need to be kept close to home (7/21)
Peter d'Errico: Celebrating the dark side of White 'civilization' (7/21)
Oglala Sioux Tribe confirms shooting death of 13-year-old girl (7/21)
Tribes in Connecticut sponsor cruise for Republican delegates (7/21)
Tribal lobbyist not buying Donald Trump's message of change (7/21)
Mechoopda Tribe aims to work with county on delayed casino (7/21)
Seminole Tribe helps with probe into robbery of casino patron (7/21)
John Schneider: New Little Traverse casino is underwhelming (7/21)
National Indian Gaming Commission reports growth in industry (7/20)
Interior Department sends more money for Cobell scholarships (7/20)
Former chairman of Winnebago Tribe indicted on theft charges (7/20)
Bill John Baker: An endorsement for Hillary Clinton as president (7/20)
Lakota Country Times: Skate competition moves to Pine Ridge (7/20)
Vi Waln: Lateral oppression is far too real for our tribal citizens (7/20)
Clara Caufield: Indian people too often vote with our stomachs (7/20)
Native Sun News Editorial: Improve our relationship with police (7/20)
Steven Newcomb: Focusing on the independence of our nations (7/20)
more headlines...

Home | Arts & Entertainment | Business | Canada | Cobell Lawsuit | Education | Environment | Federal Recognition | Federal Register | Forum | Health | Humor | Indian Gaming | Indian Trust | Jack Abramoff Scandal | Jobs & Notices | Law | National | News | Opinion | Politics | Sports | Technology | World

Indianz.Com Terms of Service | Indianz.Com Privacy Policy
About Indianz.Com | Advertise on Indianz.Com

Indianz.Com is a product of Noble Savage Media, LLC and Ho-Chunk, Inc.