STREAMING NOW: Watch Now

Local cheerleading team qualifies for Nationals

The Chico Jr. Panthers Mighty Mite cheerleaders are headed to Las Vegas

Posted: Dec 1, 2017 6:56 PM
Updated: Dec 1, 2017 7:08 PM

Every sports team pushes for the chance to prove itself on a national level and one local youth cheerleading team is getting that opportunity. Action News Now's Ross Field has the story.


Hard work and dedication are bringing a group of nine young cheerleaders from Chico to Nationals in Las Vegas.

"You have to have perseverance," says Amiyah Bobinger.

"I love my team," added Vanessa Arismendez.

"We're going to have so much fun," said Syntell Zepeda.

On October 28th, the Chico Jr. Panthers Mighty Mites cheerleading team qualified for Nationals.

Courtney Bobinger helps coach and says the 5-to-7 year-olds have come a long way.

"Some of these girls when they showed up couldn't do probably three-fourths of what we were asking them to do and now most of those girls have pulled away and look better than probably any of us can. They've definitely come a long way with the hard work they've put in," said Bobinger.

"Last year we didn't win anything and this year we tried really hard," says Nayeli Vierra.

The three-day competition begins January 19th. Until then, these youngsters will be practicing and fundraising.

On Saturday, December 2nd, they're hosting a breakfast fundraiser at Applebee's in Chico from 8-10am. 

They've also set up a GoFundMe Page to help alleviate some of the cost.

California Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Cases: 3543340

Reported Deaths: 49888
CountyCasesDeaths
Los Angeles118349620069
Riverside2885413695
San Bernardino2850812651
Orange2598573848
San Diego2578053218
Santa Clara1095061747
Kern102137786
Fresno945841397
Sacramento926211446
Alameda797961200
Ventura76947805
San Joaquin662901042
Contra Costa61865653
Stanislaus55487937
Tulare47680731
Monterey42016323
San Mateo38552502
San Francisco33947394
Santa Barbara31630398
Solano29882161
Merced28749393
Sonoma27845295
Imperial26840587
Kings21916218
Placer19661231
San Luis Obispo19500221
Madera15325201
Santa Cruz14516174
Marin13083197
Yolo12689185
Shasta10950172
Butte10855158
El Dorado906995
Napa895068
Sutter881896
San Benito572358
Yuba571936
Lassen559419
Tehama506852
Tuolumne392959
Nevada390974
Mendocino379043
Amador343840
Humboldt313633
Lake310740
Glenn220723
Colusa212513
Calaveras190225
Siskiyou172013
Inyo127835
Mono12084
Del Norte9765
Plumas6516
Modoc4504
Mariposa3937
Trinity3525
Sierra990
Alpine800
Unassigned00
Chico
Clear
55° wxIcon
Hi: 64° Lo: 39°
Feels Like: 55°
Oroville
Clear
56° wxIcon
Hi: 65° Lo: 49°
Feels Like: 56°
Chico
Clear
55° wxIcon
Hi: 57° Lo: 44°
Feels Like: 55°
Red Bluff
Clear
58° wxIcon
Hi: 38° Lo: 16°
Feels Like: 58°
Red Bluff
Clear
58° wxIcon
Hi: 59° Lo: 46°
Feels Like: 58°
Chico
Clear
55° wxIcon
Hi: 77° Lo: 53°
Feels Like: 55°
Strong wind continues to blow through the valley this afternoon, and will last through the evening. Thursday will still be a fairly breezy day, but the wind won't be as strong and our temperatures will be warmer. More wind is coming Friday and Saturday.
KHSL Severe
KHSL Radar
KHSL Temperatures

Community Events