Evart cheerleaders hosting meet on Saturday

EVART  — It’s a young team for Evart’s competitive cheer squad this season and coach Marty Pattee is looking forward to seeing how her girls perform at their home invitational on Saturday.

The Wildcats finished fourth in their division in December during a Competitive Cheer Coaches of Michigan event.

“We pretty much do that as a first meet,” Pattee said. “We made some mistakes and got some penalties for our third round. I have a very young team, but they’re very hard working and I think they’re going to really improve as the season goes on.”

She currently has seven girls on her team.

Evart’s best round “in our first meet was round 1,” Pattee said. “But I can see in time that it’s going to be round 3.”

Round 1 involves tumbling, Round 2 precision and gymnastics skills and round 3 has mounts.

“We’re young but they’re very hard workers,” Pattee said.

Saturday’s meet starts at 10 a.m. and will include 12 teams.

“Farwell will do well,” Pattee said. “I haven’t seen some of the other teams. Chippewa Hills will be a decent team that will be there.”