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The Adams County Record Wednesday, October 3, 2012 Page 13 BY DALE FISK After a year without cheerleaders at Council High School, the program is back and in full swing. Due to budget cuts, the school had eliminated any funding for a cheerleading squad. Even though that is still the situ- ation, Jenevieve Byerz stepped forward this spring and got approval from the school board to bring cheerleading back without financial help from the school. Even though they get no school funding, they are still required to follow school guidelines. Over the past few months Jenevieve has brought together a well-organized team of 10 girls who are doing an outstantding job. The first hurdle was raising money for uniforms. They started out with only $200 in their fund and, through hard work, raised $1,400 to bay outfits for each girl. The girls have been very effective in raising the level of spirit and enthusiasm at the school. Each cheerleader has cho- sen three Sport team members to encour- age individually, by decorating their lock- ers, sending them notes and anything they can do to support them. The cheerleaders have been active out: side of their regular cheering and fun- draising activities. Among other things, they volunteered at the Council Mountain Music Festival, selling 50/50 raffle tickets. They helped organize the recent tailgate party and served food. Setting up the sports banquet was another project they helped with. On top of all this, the girls are very involved in numerous other extracurricu- lar activities. At football "games one or two of them go back and forth between cheering and playing in the pep band. Many of the cheerleaders are straight A students, and several tutor other students. Jenevieve says she hopes she is teaching the girls how to work as a team, and to be kind and respectful. She feels they should learn how to juggle and prioritize their responsibilities before they head off to college. One of the fun things the girls organize is the sawing of a round off of a fire- wood log each time the As both a fundraiser and a fun activity, theLumberjack football team cheerleaders created a "Tiny Cheers" program, scores at home games. Youngsters from kindergarten and up paid $10, "The girls are in charge of participated in practices, decorated a tee-shirt to obtaining the log and find- wear, and then performed their cheer routines ing someone to saw off the during halftime at a Friday night's football game. rounds at games. At the This program will be repeated this winter during last home football game, basketball season, the rounds of firewood will CHS Cheer Team 2012: Top Row, left to right: Brandy Gibleau, Kelly O'Connor, Brittany Armistead, and Caitlin Hill. Bottom Row: Katie McCall, Kassidy Pate, Savannah Schaffer, and Megan Perkins. Not shown: Lilly Wade, Katie Cummings. be auctioned off, and the proceeds will go to the cheerleading program. Jenevieve and the girls work on some ambitious cheer routines, several of which contain gymnastic moves that require athletic ability and achieving a level of physical conditioning. For this reason, one practice a week is dedicated to a conditioning workout. The girls are currently raising money to attend cheerlead- ing camp next summer and to purchase out- fits to wear at activities other than games. They have done an exceptional job and deserve the support of their school and their community. The CHS Cheerleaders had the fans cheering as they lifted Kassidy Pate to a perfect mount during the Homecoming game on September 21st. Great Job Girls! BY LAURA PERKINS The Lady Jacks played their last home games this week, and were able to pick up some wins on the JV side. Tuesday's game was against Cascade, and the JV team won in 3 games; the first game went to Cascade 20 to 25, the second game went to Council 25 to 21, and the third game was soundly won by Council 15 to 5. The highlight players of the JV games were Caitlan Hill with 7 digs, Maecy Henning with 11 assists, Chloe Bausewein with 1 ace, and Beauleen Soumwei with 2 kills. The Varsity fought hard, but came up short in three games against the Ramblers. The Lady Jacks were miss- ing their setter, Megan Perkins, who was out with a shoulder injury, but the girls battled admirably. Cascade took all 3 games, 21 to 25, 13 to 25, and 23 to 25. Despite the loss, there were some key players in the match. Suzy Meza had 14 digs, Zoe Wessels had 7 kills, and Sierra Schmeckpeper had 6 assists. Coach Amy Shumway said, "The girls are improving every week and have a very bright future:' On Friday, the Lady Jacks took on Garden Valley on their home court. The JV team once again was victo- rious, taking the Wolverines in 2 games; the first game was won 25 to 17 and the second game was won 25 to 21. The pivotal JV players were Brittany Armistead with 3 kills, Jasmine Gibleau with 4 aces, Sierra Schmeckpeper with 5 assists. Zoe Wessels and Tessa Shepard had 100% serving accuracy for the night. Coach Shumway says she is "very proud of all the girls. Not only havethey improved their skills, but they are also working together as a team to pull off the win:' Once again, playing without their setter, the Lady Jacks bat- tied against Garden Valley, but lost in 3 games. The first game went 17 to 25, the second game went 14 to 25, and the final game was lost 16 to 25. Caitlan Hill had 2 digs and Maecy Henning had 90% serving accuracy for the night. The girls will take a break this week, heal up, and tackle the final games of their season next week when they travel to Cascade on October 9th and New Meadows on October 11th. 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