The Washington Elite All Stars from Tumble B Gym, a local cheerleading and tumbling training facility, recently traveled to Atlanta for one of the largest and most prestigious cheerleading competitions in the country, the CHEERSPORT Nationals.

This year, CHEERSPORT Nationals attracted more than 800 teams from across the country to compete. Washington Elite Junior Reign and Senior Royalty competed in the two-day event, performing zero deduction routines both days.

At the end of the competition, Washington Elite Junior Reign placed third in the medium junior division and Washington Elite Senior Royalty placed second in the medium senior coed division. The second-place finish and overall score for Senior Royalty awarded the team a bid to compete at the season-ending event, the D2 Summit, taking place in Orlando, Fla.

“For obvious reasons, this year has been the most difficult in preparing our athletes to take on a challenge such as this,” owner Misty Brown said. “To say we are beyond proud of what they have had to overcome amid a pandemic and their commitment to this sport would be an understatement. This was the first year our teams have attended CHEERSPORT Nationals. With their amazing performances, there is no doubt we can compete with top programs across the nation and we will be returning to CHEERSPORT Nationals in the coming years.”


I Believe Basketball is holding an open gym/tryout on Feb. 28 from 2-4 p.m. at Farmville Central High School for middle school boys and middle school and/or high school girls.

Anyone interested in learning more about the organization, call Rumond Pitt at 252-955-7408 or visit

Tennis at River Birch

The River Birch Tennis Center is set to begin its spring tennis programs for kids and adults.

Youth programs are offering the following youth programs by age group: Quickstart 6U (ages 5-6) will meet Tuesdays and Thursdays, March 23-April 29 from 5:30 to 6:15 p.m.; Quickstart 8U (ages 7-8) on Mondays and Wednesdays, March 22-April 28 from 5:30-6:30 p.m.; Quickstart 10U (ages 9-10) on the same days, dates and times as 8U; After School Beginner (ages 11-15) on Mondays and Wednesdays, March 22-April 28 from 4:30-5:30 p.m.; Learn to Compete (ages 11-15), Tuesdays and Thursdays, March 23-April 29 from 4:30-5:30 p.m.; Tournament Prep (ages 11-18), Tuesdays and Thursdays, March 2-April 29 from 4:30-6 p.m.

Adult programs are as follows: Intermediate Cardio (ages 16 and up), Tuesdays and Thursdays, March 23-April 29 from 10-11 a.m.; Intermediate Plus (ages 16 and up), Tuesdays and Thursdays, March 23-April 29 from 6:30-7:30 p.m.; Try Tennis (Beginner, ages 18 and up), Mondays or Wednesdays, March 22-April 28 from 10-11 a.m.; Try Tennis (Beginner), same ages, days and dates, from 7-8 p.m.

Registration for the Try Tennis programs can be done at and the cost is $40. Other fees are Tournament Prep $83 (Greenville resident $55), and all other classes $66 (Greenville residents $44), and registration can be done online at

For more information, contact Chris Hinson at 252-329-4559 or at