While Pop Warner Football came to a close — all three teams owe a debt of gratitude to the spirit and enthusiasm of their cheerleading squads. 2012 has been a banner year for Cazenovia Pop Warner cheerleading, with a total of 50 girls participating among the Mitey Mite, Junior Pee Wee (C) and Pee Wee (B) teams.
Besides engaging the crowd, encouraging the action on the field and even “taking a knee” for every injured player in every game, the cheerleaders also have the opportunity to strut their stuff in competition every year.
The 2012 Tri-Valley Cheer and Dance Competition was held on Sept. 29 in Utica, and the Laker Cheerleaders performed at their peak. The entire Mitey Mite Squad received medals of participation, the C-Team squad placed fourth and the B-Team squad placed first.
Both the C and B squads went on to compete in the NY State Competition held on Oct. 14 at the War Memorial in Syracuse.
The 2012 Pop Warner Cheer squads are as follows:
Mitey Mites: (Coached by Marianne Hunt and Brenda Sparks, team moms Nichole Barilla and Nicki Widrick) Savannah Barilla, Nola Degeilh, Katelin Frisbie, Kayla Goodfellow, Victoria Hunt, Riley Newcomb, Katie Pavelchak, Madelyn Raymond, Sammy Sparks, Lillian Tysco, Sadi Widrick and Olivia Wolsey.
C-Team: (Coached by Anna Crouch and Patrice Morris, team mom Lisa Lounsbury)Davianna Bartelli, Morgen Camp, Ashlie Conklin, Kali Costello, Megan Crouch, Erin Curtis Szalach, Molly Dolan, Maeve Earley, Pantera Gandee, Gwen Goodacre, Molly Hart, Jade Hatch, Olivia Hoke, Madison Jones, Carley Lounsbury, Emily McGee, Samantha Morris, Paige Smith, Jenna Steinberg, Mackenzie Waite and Madison Waite.
B-Team: (Coached by Sue Odell and Tricia Terranove, team mom Michaela Giangiobbe) Katie Ammann, Clari Atherlay, Mikhayla Brown, Betsy Chanatry, Carli Cunningham, MaKayla Gamble, MaryRose Giangiobbe, McKenzie Giordano, Sarah Hackney, Olivia Hodge, Courtney Holt, MacKenzie Odell, Alexis Sherwood, Kate Sosville, Mackenzie Sullivan, Claudia Waltz and Katrina Wilson.
Pia Murray is volunteer publicist for Cazenovia Pop Warner Association.