EVART \u00a0\u2014 It promises to be a unique season for Evart\u2019s girls competitive cheer team. The Wildcats opened their season at the Houghton Lake Invitational earlier this month. Throughout the season, they\u2019ll be relying on leadership from Karley Gudding and\u00a0Makayla Wiltse. Gudding is in her fourth varsity season. She also was in competitive cheer for middle school. \u201cLast year was a very good season,\u201d she said. \u201cThe group is a little younger, but it\u2019s a group of very good girls and they\u2019re catching on very quick. It\u2019s a matter of figuring out how to work as a unit.\u201d Gudding said her role as a base will be about the same this season. Wiltse cheered when she was a freshman and then missed the last two. \u201cIt\u2019s my senior year and I might as well do something,\u201d she said. Wiltse came to the opening of practices in November. She indicated she was able to come back to cheerleading with a smooth transition. Wiltse indicated she likes round 3, which includes mounts. Gudding also predicted it would be her team\u2019s best round. \u201cEveryone works very hard on it and it\u2019s enjoyable,\u201d Gudding said. \u201cIt\u2019s a fun one.\u201d Gudding indicated Round 2 might be the most challenging for the team. \u201cEverything has to be on time and everything has to be the same,\u201d she said. \u201cI want to see everyone improve. I want to help these girls learn what they need to learn to continue after I\u2019m gone.\u201d The Wildcats have made substantial progress since practices started, Wiltse indicated. \u201cIt\u2019s been team bonding and we\u2019re more in sync,\u201d she said. As the season progresses, the main goal will be \u201cimproving our score and getting better at jumping,\u201d Wiltse said.