Cheer Team Preparing for Season Opener

cheer letterwinners

Girls are working hard to get their routines down as they prepare for the first competitive cheer competition on Aug. 26 in Gregory.

This is the first year for a coop in cheer with Colome. This year there are two girls from Colome on the team—Kaylee Bolton and Kasie Leighton.

There are 23 girls on the team.

The returning letterwinners are: Macie Ferwerda, Sadie Woods, Shelby Scott, Jeslyn Felix, Emma Jorgensen, Jenna Hammerbeck, Katherine Jankauskas, Katy Lantz, Tedra Vrbka, Maddy Hanson, Macy Olson, Sophia Lewis, Hannah Hanson, Bayli Beehler and Brennan Bachmann.

Other members of the team are: Kendyl Bachmann, Alex Bohnet, Melanie Brozik, Elisabeth Duffy, Joselyn Kludt, Sutton Schweigert.

Doing the music and video will be Kara Ewing and Kiersen Durrin.

The cheer team lost nine seniors from last year’s squad.

However, the team has gained several tumblers which coach Val Ewing says will help the team in scoring points.

The Lady Warriors have picked up three seventh graders.

“We are a young team but we have some seniors who have experience. We will relay heavily on our seniors and juniors to help get the younger girls ready,” said Ewing.

The first meet for the girls will be Aug. 26 in Gregory. Winner’s home meet is set for Saturday, Sept. 9.

Ewing says the girls have been working hard in practice. “Safety is a key for us and we want to keep focusing on nailing our stunts but doing it safely,” she said.

Ewing said the team has reworked some groups and maybe this year a girl has a new partner or there may be a new flyer.

The cheer/dance schedule includes:
Aug. 26—at Gregory
Sept. 9—Winner Invitational
Sept. 25—at Northwestern
Sept. 30—at Dakota Valley
Oct.9—at Faulkton
Oct. 14—at Platte/Geddes
Oct. 20—State meet at Rapid City Stevens

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