Cheering their return: Cheerleaders perform in front of audience for first time since pandemic

  • Kelsey Walling/Tribune-Herald The Hilo cheer squad performs a routine during the BIIF preseason cheerleading competition at Kamehameha on Wednesday.

  • Kelsey Walling/Tribune-Herald A Waiakea cheerleader is tossed in the air as they perform a routine in the BIIF preseason cheerleading competition at Kamehameha on Wednesday.

  • Kelsey Walling/Tribune-Herald The Kamehameha cheer squad performs a routine for the BIIF preseason cheerleading competition at Kamehameha on Wednesday.

  • Kelsey Walling/Tribune-Herald The Kealakehe cheer squad finishes a routine at the BIIF preseason cheerleading competition at Kamehameha on Wednesday.

  • Kelsey Walling/Tribune-Herald The Konawaena cheer squad performs a routine during the BIIF preseason cheerleading competition at Kamehameha on Wednesday.

Cheerleaders took to the mat to perform routines and compete in the BIIF preseason cheerleading competition on Wednesday at Kamehameha Schools Hawaii.