By Sommer Middleton
Cougar News Blog
Just like the rest of the sports teams at Cactus Canyon, cheer wants to win a league championship. As the squad moves into the competitive section of the season it is going for its third Desert Middle School Athletic League title in a row and are feeling the pressure.
Previous competitions have been held in May, but this year’s will be held will be at 6 p.m. on March 22, in the San Tan Valley Foothills High School gym. Since the competition was moved up by two months the team has had less time to prepare and perfect their routines.
“Having less time to prepare is very stressful and they had to move it up because all the other school’s cheerleaders only cheer for one season,” said seventh grader Cortny Middleton.
“Its almost like learning a new language,” said seventh grader Cortny Middleton. “Learning (routines) takes time, patience, and practice.”
One part of the pressure is wanting to win for the third time in a row because the CCJH cheer squad has never lost the competitive section of the DMSAL season. The squad has to be motivated and really want this win because unlike other sports that play many games, cheer only has one chance.
“Coach keeps us working hard and keeps us fit and we listen to her so we get things done,” said seventh grader Kiara Christmas.