Source: Sherman Publications

Athletes of the Week
First in the league

by Wendi Reardon

February 13, 2013

The spirit of blue and gold took over Troy Athens High School on Feb. 2 as the Clarkston Varsity Competitive Cheer team competed in the OAA White League Championship.

They finished in first place after three rounds of competition, scoring 718.74. West Bloomfield finished in second place with 711.8 points. Farmington took third' Hazel Park, fourth; and Royal Oak, fifth.

"We consider this a very big accomplishment considering this was expected to be mostly a rebuilding year for our girls," said parent, Jessica Wilson. "We have a new coach, a group of girls who are just getting to know each other as a team, and we are very young.

The Lady Wolves finished the first round in third place, scoring 215.1 points. They topped the second round with a first place finish with 211.64 points and took second in the final round.

It wasn't the first time the team took first place in the league. During the season they finished first in the OAA White Jamboree #1 with 663.96, Jan. 9.

In the OAA White Jamboree #2 on Jan. 23, they finished in second place with 652.92 points as West Bloomfield took first.

The girls followed it up with another first place finish this past weekend at the Fenton Tiger Invitational at Fenton High School. The JV team took second place.

The team consists of five freshmen, nine sophomores, five juniors and two seniors.

The Lady Wolves are: Jordan Ames, Lexi Anastasi, Brianna Callahan, Gabby Carusello, Jennifer Checkowsky, Rachel Christensen, Katie Clements, Kayleigh Goodrich, Courtney Kennedy, Haley Layson, Kaitlyn Milano, Paige Morrison, Tyler Pearce, Alyse Richards, Rachel Rooks, Alexis Rouse, Lauren Scott, Katheryn Sullivan, Megan Sullivan, Shelby Weiler, and Hannah Wilson. They are coached by Beth Markey.

They compete in the MHSAA Districts at Davison on Friday, 6 p.m.