CLMS cheer team ends season with big win


CLMS performs an impressive stunt routine. The stunt groups won 1st and 2nd place in the Novice Division and 1st place in the Advanced Division. Photo provided by Tammy Howard

The Canyon Lake Middle School competition cheer team ended the season with another victory. At the NRG Dance and Cheer Nationals on May 4 at Sonora High School in La Habra, the teamed earned the highest score out of all the junior teams, including All-Stars, to win the grand championship title.

Two stunt groups competed in the Novice Division and won 1st and 2nd place. One stunt group competed in the Advanced Division and won 1st place.

The girls swept the tumbling competition, winning 1st through 5th places out of 20 entries. Emma Dornay placed 1st, Eliana Ruyle placed 2nd, Natasha Warner placed 3rd, Riley Bergherm placed 4th and Kolena Apana placed 5th.

The team is coached by Tammy Howard and Kendall Howard. The team members who reside in Canyon Lake are Allyson Villarreal, Callie Reeves, Eliana Ruyle, Emily Graham, Emma Dornay, Julia Zitzke, Katelynn Stout, Kennedy Benham, Kolena Apana, McKenzie Cassara, Natasha Warner, Riley Bergherm, Sawyer Lanouette and Summer Scott. Additional team members are captain Bella Roe, Gage Dudziak, captain Kailani Rjiejahh, captain Kaley Pelton, Lacey Castillo, Katrina deVera and Serenity Llorin.