Warren Warrior cheerleaders kick off a new year

Warren Warriors cheerleading squad for 2014. (Photo by Daisy Marino)Warren Warriors cheerleading squad for 2014. (Photo by Daisy Marino)

Doug Glosson

Cheerleaders are an often overlooked squad of girls who are there to cheer on the athletes. This year's Warren cheerleaders are Kylie King (All-American), Samantha Rothenberger (All-American), Katie Hahn (All-American), Morgan Clancy (nominated), Kailyn Kier (nominated), Sam Marlar (nominated), Jourdan Tousha, Courtnie Wheeler, Kynsi Gillis, and Madlynn Davis. They are managed by Mallory Veazey and sponsored by Daisy Marino.

This summer the cheerleaders attended National Cheerleaders Association camp in Warren. Six squad members were nominated for All-American while three were chosen. "I have a very young squad this year as they are all freshman and sophomores," Daisy said. "Even though they are young, they are dynamic. They have an extremely hard work ethic; one of the best I have ever seen. Several of the girls are also in other extra-curricular activities. I have two girls in band and three girls that play volleyball.

"The fact that they are able to split their time between so many different events and still perform as well as they do is quite admirable to me."

All-American Kylie King, when asked what she best liked about being a cheerleader said, "I love being a Warren Cheerleader since a small community can have so much spirit and it great experiencing that first hand. The little kids that watch from the fence and say they want to be just like us make it worthwhile. I'm looking forward to this season because my cheerleading team works so hard and we all want one thing; to support our Warriors to the best of our ability."

All-American Samantha Rothenberger, "We get to support the school and be positive role models."

Lady Warriors take on Hull Daisetta
Warren's Lady Warrior's freshman, junior varsity, and varsity volleyball team took on Hull Daisetta last Friday.

All three teams were able to come away with a win in early non-district action.

The varsity volleyball team was also in the Buna tournament that started last Thursday. The Warriors started the tournament in a pool with Newton and two 3A schools, West Orange-Stark and Cleveland. Facing Newton first, Warren won in straight sets, 25-10 and 25-18.

Next they had to take on Cleveland also winning in two sets 25-14 and 26-24. They would next face their biggest challenge with a young, super athletic West-Orange-Stark team. The Warriors did well splitting the sets 25-21 and 21-25, placing them second their pool by three points. They would return on Saturday to challenge district rival Deweyville to start the day. Lady Warriors won the first two sets 25-22, before dropping the next two.

Next they had to take on Legacy Christian Academy where they won 26-24 and 25-17 putting the Lady Warriors in the consolation game against West-Orange Stark. They put up a great fight but lost in straight sets 25-14 and 25-13. Lady Warriors' next games are August 29 in Warren and September 2 in Jasper.

The Warren Warriors football team played Hull Daisetta in a two live quarters game last Thursday. This type of scenario is real game except all kick plays are dead. The Warriors ran the ball well with running back Chance McGallion scoring two touchdowns, while quarterback Drew Kirk and Garrett Amadore scored one each, coming away with the win 30-7.

The Warriors play Mount Enterprise in Warren on Friday August 29 at 7:30 p.m., to open the season.