Falcons Cheer & Dance teams are State Champions. IRCA has been hosting a state championship for the last 11 years. This year had the fiercest competition by far. It shows how well you are all doing just by getting there in the first place! Great job!!! Below are the results from the 2018 IRCA Cheer & Dance State Championship.
2018 State Champions Varsity Cheer
2018 State Champions SLW Cheer
Congratulations on a fantastic year and State Finalists:
Varsity Dance - 2nd Place
Congratulations to all of our Cheer and Dance teams that qualified for State!
The Thunderbird Award will be awarded to a varsity 8th grade football player. The Thunderbird Award recipients are to be selected taking into account the following criteria: Leadership, School Achievement, Community Involvement, Attitude, Conduct on and off the field, Sportsmanship, and Healthy Lifestyle.
Congratulations to this year's Thunderbird Award recipient, Justin Parrish!
For the last few years the Falcons have worn Pink jerseys during the month of October in support of Breast Cancer Awareness month. While wearing pink is a great way to show support, the Falcons wanted to do something that would directly benefit those in our community affected by cancer. Tom and Carrie Poynton thought of the idea to raise money for the Cancer Support Center. Each team spent time talking with the players about the importance of what we were attempting to do. The amount raised and donated as a result of the effort was $3,000. This amount will directly benefit those who are affected by various forms of cancer. Thank you to everyone who helped contribute! The check was presented to Kathy Kahlhammer – Development Coordinator at the Cancer Support Center
We are proud to announce that this year the Frankfort Falcons awarded six $500 scholarships to qualified seniors at local area high schools that are past alumni of the Frankfort Falcons football and cheer program.
We wish to congratulate the following winners:
John Christensen - Lincoln-Way East HS Calvin Covaciu - Lincoln-Way East HS Brennan Flaherty - Lincoln-Way East HS Amber Lemmons - Lincoln-Way East HS Gina Simoni - Lincoln-Way East HS Cassidy Stolarek - Lincoln-Way East HS
A Blue Angel Award will be awarded to a 8th grade cheerleader. The Blue Angel Award recipients are to be selected taking into account the following criteria:
Leadership, School Achievement, Community Involvement, Attitude, Personal Conduct on and off the field, Sportsmanship, and Healthy Lifestyle.
Congratulations to this year's winner
The Frankfort Falcons would like to give a big thanks to Nick Allegretti, Falcons 2009, LWE 2014 and current starting center for the Fighting Illini for coming out and speaking to our young Falcon football players about how this great game is teaching us about life. Nick mentioned to never give up on your dreams, become a well rounded person in sports, volunteer and give back to the community! Nick reminded us to have FUN, have a great attitude and appreciate every single day and the people that help us get to where we are today! We would also like to thank Coach Z, Varsity Head Football Coach at LWE, for providing insights for our kids and coaches as well. The benefits of this gathering will be remembered for years to come.
Nick was recenlty named to the Rimington Award and AFCA Good Works Team watch lists. The Rimington Award goes to the top center in the country, while the AFCA Good Works Team recognizes student-athletes for their efforts off the field like volunteer work and community involvement.
The Importance of Athletics - One Parent’s Perspective
"One of my friends asked "Why do you pay so much money for your kids to do all their sports”? Well I have a confession to make; I don't pay for my kids to to do sports. Personally, I couldn't care less about what sport they do. So, if I am not paying for sports what am I paying for?
I pay for those moments when my kids become so tired they want to quit but don't.
I pay for those days when my kids come home from school and are "too tired" to go to their training but they go anyway.
I pay for my kids to learn to be disciplined, focused and dedicated.
I pay for my kids to learn to take care of their body and equipment.
I pay for my kids to learn to work with others and to be good team mates, gracious in defeat and humble in success.
I pay for my kids to learn to deal with disappointment, when they don't get that placing or title they'd hoped for, but still they go back week after week giving it their best shot.
I pay for my kids to learn to make and accomplish goals.
I pay for my kids to respect, not only themselves, but other athletes, officials and coaches.
I pay for my kids to learn that it takes hours and hours, years and years of hard work and practice to create a champion and that success does not happen overnight.
I pay for my kids to be proud of small achievements, and to work towards long term goals.
I pay for the opportunity my kids have and will have to make life-long friendships, create lifelong memories, to be as proud of their achievements as I am.
I pay so that my kids can be out on the field or in the gym instead of in front of a screen.
I could go on but, to be short, I don't pay for sports; I pay for the opportunities that sports provides my kids with to develop attributes that will serve them well throughout their lives and give them the opportunity to bless the lives of others. From what I have seen so far I think it is a great investment!"
To help ensure the health and safety of young athletes, CDC developed the HEADS UP Concussion in Youth Sports initiative to offer information about concussions to coaches, parents, and athletes involved in youth sports. The HEADS UP initiative provides important information on preventing, recognizing, and responding to a concussion.