Liberty High School Cheerleading Named to Missouri Sports Hall of Fame
It was an exciting October afternoon at Liberty High School, as it was announced that the Liberty High School Cheerleading program will be inducted into the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame at the HyVee Arena in Kansas City on Sunday afternoon, November 15, 2020.
The program, coached by Brenda Moats, has captured 11 state championships since 2008. They will join several others that will be inducted into this prestigous group that include: recently retired Kansas City Royal Alex Gordan, former NFL player Josh Freeman, and KC Wolf (Dan Meers).
Below is what was included about the LHS cheerleading program in the official press release submitted:
Liberty High School Cheerleading Program
When folks wonder about the best cheer program in the Show-Me State, at the top of the list is the Liberty High School Cheerleading Program. It holds the most Class 5 state championships in state history, with 11, and those years cover 2008, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019. It also was fifth place in 2004 and 2006 and a state runner-up in 2007. Liberty has qualified for nationals eight times and placed in the Top 15 twice. The program is actually in its 78th year and, like many high schools across the state, turned its attention to competitive cheer years ago. Brenda Moats has been the head coach since 2004 and, in her era, at least 40 cheerleaders have earned college scholarships. Besides cheering for sporting events, Liberty Cheer also performs for numerous children’s charity and community events, such as raising money that is then donated to elementary school libraries.