Web Site Dedication
For close to twenty years, one person has been directly responsible for promoting, developing, and encouraging cheering in the Ohio Valley Athletic Conference: Libby Shepherd. Cheer mom, coach, co-director, judge, director, consultant, fan, interpreter, spectator, supporter. You name it, if it deals with cheering, she’s done it.
All one has to do is attend a cheering championship at WesBanco Arena to realize the impact her efforts have had on the Conference. Averaging over 3,500 spectators, the event is one of the most electric competitions the Conference holds, and the revenue generated helps to support many of the other lower revenue sports. The souvenir program has grown to be one of the largest printed, and has been responsible for funding over $25,000 in scholarships.
Several years ago, when the Executive Board was trying to develop ways to help underwrite the annual Banquet of Champions, it was suggested that we sponsor a junior high cheering competition, but they didn’t want to overburden Shepherd with yet another project of this magnitude. When approached for her thoughts, Libby was quick to volunteer, not only to financially help the Conference but also to promote and encourage the sport at a lower level. The rest is history. The efforts of this event alone have allowed the OVAC to continue to showcase and recognize hundreds of students each spring.
As we approach the twenty-fifth anniversary of the OVAC Cheering Championship, we dedicate this year’s website to Libby Shepherd and thank her for her efforts and loyalty to both cheering and the Conference.
|Where are the Queens?||Sep 21, 2015|
|We Still Are Looking!||Sep 21, 2015|
|1966 Football All-Stars||Sep 1, 2015|
|I BELIEVE v SOURCE FITNESS FLAG FOOTBALL CHARITY GAME||Jul 6, 2015|
|Subway Football Clinic||Jun 28, 2015|
|1965 FOOTBALL ALL-STARS||May 21, 2015|
|SOFTBALL CHAMPIONSHIPS||Apr 30, 2015|
|OVAC SOFTBALL SEMI-FINALS||Apr 27, 2015|
|OVAC BASEBALL CHAMPIONSHIPS||Apr 27, 2015|
|OVAC Hall of Fame Recognizes Ohio University Eastern||Apr 26, 2015|
Sun, Oct 4
|Hall of Fame Committee OVAC Office|
|Thu, Oct 8||Volleyball regular season ends. Cutoff date for volleyball playoffs.|
|Thu, Oct 8||Volleyball team photo/roster due to Lynn Meyer|
Sat, Oct 10
|OVAC CAL POKAS CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPIOSHIP Meadowbrook High School Girls: 10:00AM; Boys: 10:45AM|
|Mon, Oct 12||COLUMBUS DAY|
Tue, Oct 13
|Volleyball semi-final/consolation matches at #1 seed school. #1 v. #4: 5:30PM; #2 v. #3: 6:45PM; Consolation Match: 8:00PM|
Thu, Oct 15
|Mandatory Meeting for swim coaches The Linsly School|
Sat, Oct 17
|OVAC VOLLEYBALL CHAMPIONSHIPS Steubenville High School 5A: 9:30AM; 1A: 11:30AM; 2A: 1:30PM; 3A: 3:30PM; 4A: 5:30PM|
|Sun, Oct 18||Nomination forms e-mailed to volleyball coaches|
|Tue, Oct 20||Sports World's Adrian Branch Bridgeport Middle School: 8:30AM; Bridgeport High School: 9:30AM; St. Clairsville High School: 1:00PM; Union Local Football Team: 4:30PM|