Saint Michael Mustangs running back Max Nazartchyk, 18, of Niagara Falls hopes to be galloping for first downs for the University of Guelph starting this fall. BERND FRANKE/Postmedia Network

This Mustang's a workhorse

As running backs in the Ontario University Athletics (OUA) go, someone who is all of 5-foot-8, tips the scales at 185 pounds — and is a freshman to boot – isn’t likely to move the chains all that much.

Members of the Saint Paul Catholic High School cheerleading squad include, front row, from left, Andrea Denomme, kaitlynn Snell, Olivia Noctor, Jocelyn Navarro, Julia Fabiano; back row, Ashley Sousa, Taylor Sariov, Emily Carbone, Adele Spaan, Emily Armstrong, Jenna Navarro, Madison Hartl and Kate Reddick.

Hard work pays off

Hurrahs are in order for the cheerleading squad at Saint Paul Catholic High School in Niagara Falls.

The Welland Centennial Secondary School cheerleading squad includes, front row, from left, Alanna Franco, Olivia Healey, Shelby Laing, Kyleah Goulden, Brooke Goodman, Ashley Clarke-Smith; middle row, Rielly Jinks, Colleen Dent, Brittany Hanson, Brianna Levere, Allie Battista; back row: Kendra Visser, Eden Aitken, Keana Buswa, Madison Nicholls, Emily Kyle and Alyssa Bendlis. Absent from photo are Kennedy Keith, Hannah Riel, Taylor Smith, Heather Wright, as well as coaches Carley Muir and Emily Neudorf. COREY LEBLANC/Special to Postmedia Network

Top of the pyramid

The Welland Centennial Secondary School Cougars cheerleading team has choreographed their first undefeated season in the school’s history.