Listen close and you can hear the lessons from the cheerleaders along the baseline.

“R-E, R-E-B, R-E-B-O-U-N-D, Re-Bound” (clap, clap) “Re-Bound”

How ’bout this oldie, but goodie?

“R-O-W-D-I-E, that’s the way we spell Rowdy. Rowdy, Let’s get rowdy.”

Well, okay, maybe that last one isn’t such a good example of proper spelling.

And here’s another one (good example – not): “L-E-T-S-G-O, Let’s Go, Let’s Go. L-E-T-S-G-O, (pause) LET’S GO!”

Hey, in the spelling part of that one, whatever happened to the apostrophe?

At the EPAC tournament lies perhaps the best chance to rectify this sad situation, so we think. We happen to know that the Texico cheerleading instructor is an English teacher, so here goes (if we can just get her to teach her troops). It’s a chance to cheer and, as well,  teach proper grammar and punctuation to the spectators at the same time.

Ready?: “L-E-T, A-POS-TROPHY, S-G-O Let’s Go (clap)”

See?

Everybody now…

Ready? O-kay! (clap)