Last summer's death of 14-year-old Ashley Burns illustrates why cheerleading, with all of its highflying, acrobatic, crowd-pleasing stunts, is the most dangerous sport of all for young women.
"DOWN IN FRONT! DOWN IN FRONT!" 88-year-old Josephine Miele screams at the fans blocking her view of Cassandra Dugas, her great-granddaughter and the tri-captain of the Mustangs, the all-girl cheerleading squad from Medford High School. (Full article: 3449 words)
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