The Monterey Herald published Cheerleading has Changed Through the Years, contributing to the Is Cheerleading a Sport? conversation.
Pretty girls with shapely legs and exuberant boys with megaphones (remember those?) have evolved into tight-knit teams, performing athletic maneuvers that require serious training and conditioning, exposing them to risks never dreamed of by the raccoon-cap-and-saddle-shoes crowd. Many believe today’s cheerleaders are not getting the respect they deserve.