Tuesday, February 12, 2013 7:51 AM
It was Parents' Night and Senior Night last week when the Caledonia/Spring Grove/Houston gymnastics team hosted Holmen, Wis.
"We will miss them very much, they have done a great job representing the Warrior gymnastics team for the past six years."
Warrior Coach Jackie Johnson
Seniors Skylar Schoh (varsity gymnast) and Kalinda Kolek (team manager) were both honored.
"We will miss them very much," Warrior Coach Jackie Johnson said, "they have done a great job representing the Warrior gymnastics team for the past six years."
In the final match of the regular season, the Warriors totaled 122.95 points on varsity events while their guests garnered 125.875.
Unfortunately for the Warriors, a team captain and key competitor will be watching from the sidelines when they travel to Byron for the Section 1A Meet on Feb. 16.
Sophomore Kaylee Cavanaugh, who earned the meet's all-around competition, was injured with 20 seconds remaining in her final event. Landing a straddle jump on floor exercise, she rolled over both ankles.
"I knew she was hurt," Johnson said, "and wanted to approach the mat and have her not finish, but she continued with two more jumps and her last tumble pass of round off back handspring back tuck, (and) ended her routine with a smile on her face."
Obviously hurt, Cavanaugh needed some help getting off the floor.
"We found out later she had fractured her growth plates in both ankles," Johnson added. "Alissa Peterson will be the alternate filling in for Kaylee on the beam, vault and floor with varsity teammate Emily Hahn filling in on the bars."
In varsity events, Sierra Hunter (a freshman from Spring Grove) took second place on parallel uneven bars, earning 8.150 points. Cavanaugh took fourth (7.80). Abby Hoskins scored 7.425 points while Schoh (7.05) and Tara Solberg (a junior from Spring Grove and team captain) took 7.0.
Balance beam featured Cavanaugh taking third with a 7.65. Hunter finished fourth with 7.30 points. Hoskins scored 7.050 on the event. Spring Grove junior Hahn averaged 7.0 while Solberg took 6.125 points.
Vault had Cavanaugh tied for third with Holmen's Morgan Sandvick (8.475). Solberg was tied for fourth with Hunter (8.250) while Hoskins scored 7.90.
The floor found Hunter in second with 8.30 and Cavanaugh in third with 7.90 points. Solberg took fifth with 7.60.
Overall gymnast was won by Cavanaugh with 31.825 points. Sandvick took second with 31.200. Third went to Hunter with 30.90 while Hoskins was fourth (29.225), and Solberg placed fifth (28.975).
The JV earned 89.50 points while Holmen totaled 87.80.
Some top scores included Hahn taking first place (5.80) on bars while Erin Schultz took 5.50.
Peterson had 5.30 on the balance beam.
On the floor, Peterson and Becca Roble both scored 6.10 (second place) while Schultz took 5.90.
Hahn was second on vault (7.90). Peterson competed in all events, totaling 22.7 points as an overall gymnast.