Liberty drill team prepares for March 27 state meet

March 11, 2009

NEW — 6 a.m. March 11, 2009

The Liberty High School Drill team is going through its routines with military-like precision. On a late afternoon in February, the team rehearses in the commons at nearby Maywood Middle School.

The team is the proverbial stepchild when it comes time to reserving time at Liberty’s gym. So, the nomadic band of performers practices at Maywood, Briarwood and Maple Hills elementary schools.

“Because drill and pom are not considered a sport, it’s an activity, we have no priority on gym time,” said Laura Gawler, the first-year coach of the team. “We’re even behind select basketball teams.”

The Liberty High School Drill Team at a recent practice. — By Jim Feehan

The Liberty High School Drill Team at a recent practice. — By Jim Feehan

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