The Hidden Valley cheerleaders had lots to celebrate this week. They took first place in the River Ridge District cheerleading competition and, thanks to John Tyree, we have a photo gallery of the Titan cheerleaders in action. You’ll find one of his photos on the cover of this week’s SWoco, more photos of the competition inside — and, yes, even more photos here online.
Each week in our print edition we ask readers to send us photos, and John did. Thanks, John!
Each week we also say “see The Notebook” for more. Well, here’s this week’s guide to this week’s “more.”
(And before we go on, let’s also tip our hat to the Cave Spring cheerleaders, as well. They came in second and we have another photo gallery from the district competition right here. Double coverage of cheerleading!)
But moving on . . .
* Apartment fire displaces one on Garst Mill Road
* Five lawyers from Southwest Roanoke County win national recognition
* Southwest Roanoke County man raises giant pumpkins
* More photos of Cave Spring Middle School student Colleen Truskey, who won Subway contest
* More photos of Green Valley Elementary Fall Carnival
* More photos of Penn Forest Elementary Fall Festival
* More photos of Faith Christian School celebrating Oktoberfest
* More photos of Bent Mountain Elementary Fall Festival
* Cave Spring homecoming photos
* Hidden Valley homecoming photos
* Photos of Southwest Roanoke County people at Howl-O-Ween
* Photos from Trunk or Treat at Colonial Avenue Baptist
* Photos from autumn snapshot contest
* Roanoke County’s voting history
AND IN SPORTS . . .
* Webcast asks: Why didn’t Hidden Valley band stay for the Salem game?
* Webcast pays tribute to Hidden Valley Coach Brenda King
* Photos of Hidden Valley JV football vs. Salem
* Photos of Cave Spring Knights vs. Botetourt Crusaders
* Photos of the Valley AFC Crush soccer team
* Photos from golf tournament to raise money for Cave Spring boys’ basketball
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