By Nevada Leslie
As the weather begins to get colder, the women’s sports teams begin to get busier and even more competitive.
The varsity and freshman cheer teams worked hard to prepare for Homecoming, where they performed a special routine during the pep assembly at school and again at the game on Friday. As sideline team winds down, competitive season will soon be back to replace the crazy schedule. Varsity team member and sophomore Alyssa Rester even said they had to add more practice to their schedule in order to perfect the routine.
The cross country team is in the middle of their season with 1 win and 2 losses. As of right now, they are preparing for regionals that will be held at the end of October. Senior Jeannee Hill said, “Lakeland is really good” and at every dual meet “Lakeland and Waterford Mott always tend to be the fastest team. If going to the meet look out for Hill and her teammates junior Haley Chinarian and freshman Olivia Kochevar, all of which have been described as the fastest members by their team.
The women’s golf team is also in the middle of a crazy schedule. In the beginning of September they took 5th place at the Oakland County D2 Tournament with senior Lexie Odette and junior Olivia Orr both taking home 8th place with a score of 85. Along with that title, they hold a 4-1 record. The team is hard at work to prepare for their upcoming regional tournament.
The swim and dive team is working hard in the pool- everyday at 5:30 in the morning (ew). But the morning practices really seem to be working with the team having a 2-0 record for dual meets. The 15 girls on the team practiced hard to prepare for the county meet that took place at Lake Orion.
The equestrian girls and their horses watched the clock as it counted down to their regional competition. The road to regionals wasn’t easy- only the top two teams in each of the four divisions advanced to the competition. The team is hoping to place in the top two of their division again to advance to the State Championships.
The poms team also geared up for Homecoming week. Both their JV and varsity teams performed different dances at the pep assembly then again at the homecoming game. Senior Alexis Kokko said that the team “is also working on basics” in order to ensure a great competitive season which begins November 12.
Volleyball is a beast this year with a10-0 league record. The win against Walled Lake Western on Thursday insured their win in the KLAA North.