MIKE SPRINGER/Gloucester Daily Times
The Gloucester High School varsity cheerleaders practice Wednesday in the school fieldhouse. Held high by their teammates are, from left, sophomore Jayme Harris, senior Alexa Testaverde and junior Renee Pandazzo. Reigning national champions, the GHS team will be defending their Northeast Conference title Saturday at Lynn English High School. Senior captains are Testaverde, Olivia Parsons, Samantha Ryder and Luidwin Amaya.