Pictured are: Mackenzie Wolter, Savanna Swindell, Alissa Peterson, Arantza Lizarraga, Cassidy Bauer, Rebecca Roble, Vendela Parker, Cayla Schleich, Abby Hoskins, Claire Bratland, Erin Schultz, Mikki Boyd, Emily Hahn, Sierra Hunter, Salome Hagelstein, Kaylee Cavanaugh, Kerrigan Scanlan, Skylar Schoh, Michaela Kasten and Tara Solberg. Not pictured is Haley Holty.<br /><br /><!-- 1upcrlf2 --><br /><br /><!-- 1upcrlf2 -->Photo courtesy of <br /><br /><!-- 1upcrlf2 -->Back Porch Photography
Pictured are: Mackenzie Wolter, Savanna Swindell, Alissa Peterson, Arantza Lizarraga, Cassidy Bauer, Rebecca Roble, Vendela Parker, Cayla Schleich, Abby Hoskins, Claire Bratland, Erin Schultz, Mikki Boyd, Emily Hahn, Sierra Hunter, Salome Hagelstein, Kaylee Cavanaugh, Kerrigan Scanlan, Skylar Schoh, Michaela Kasten and Tara Solberg. Not pictured is Haley Holty.



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The Caledonia/Spring Grove/ Houston gymnastics team may not have won its dual meet at Stewartville last Tuesday, but it did manage some outstanding scores.

The Tigers tallied 130.38 varsity points while the Warriors earned 127.68. Warriors coach Jackie Johnson reported that her team hadn't practiced since the previous Friday, which left them a little rusty. She needn't have worried.

"I talked with the girls and gave them the choice if they wanted to water down any of the events they were on," Johnson said.

"(Our) varsity girls did a wonderful job on keeping focused; (they) put all their tricks in and managed to pull off the highest team total of the season.

"We really nailed four great beam routines, and that always helps bring up a team score. Abby Hoskins has been working a new dismount on bars the past few meets (and) had been struggling to land it, And to our (asst. Coach Dani Sauer) amazement, she stood it right up once in warm ups and when it counts the most in the meet.

"It was great to see the smile on her face. Nothing feels better than accomplishing a new move in a meet."

Bar totals were 8.15 for Kaylee Cavanaugh (first place), 8.025 for Sierra Hunter (second) and 7.125 for Skylar Schoh (seventh). Hoskins was right behind with a 6.975. Tara Solberg earned 6.60 on the event.

Vault had Hunter in fourth with 8.3. Cavanaugh scored 8.25, while Hoskins took 8.225 and Solberg 8.20.

Beam featured Emily Hahn in second at 8.35. Cavanaugh took third with 8.225. Solberg scored 8.10 points, while Hunter took 8.05. Hoskins had a 4.15.

On floor exercise, Cavanaugh took second with 8.80. Hunter finished fourth with an 8.35. Solberg (7.4), Hahn (7.15) and Hoskins (7.125) also performed for the varsity.

All-around gymnast honors went to Kelsi Matuska of Stewartville, who totaled 34.325 on all four stations. Cavanaugh finished second at 33.425. Hunter took fourth (32.725) while Solberg was sixth (30.30). Hoskins finished seventh with 26.475.

JV totals were 111.55 for Stewartville and 77.6 for C/SG/H. The Warriors were short-handed on vault and bars, which hurt their total. Johnson said that some JV competitors scored rolls and full turns on beam, which they'd been struggling with, so the team had a lot to celebrate overall.

Some of those JV scores included a 6.2 (third place) from Salome Hagelstein on uneven bars, and a 5.7 from Erin Schultz at the same station.

Hahn scored 7.6 (fourth) on vault with Hagelstein right behind at 7.5.

Floor exercise included a 5.8 from Becca Roble and a 5.6 from Kerrigan Scanlan.

Balance beam featured Cayla Schleich taking 5.7 points while Mikki Boyd and Scanlan each earned 4.8.

"So I guess it was smiles all around," Johnson noted, "We had a great meet and were pretty impressed to perform like we did without practice for a while."

"Next up is our last meet of the season," Johnson reported. "We will have parents' night and senior night Tuesday, Feb. 5 against Holmen (Wis.). They are a strong team and always fun to watch, and it also gives the girls new moves to look at and put them on their goal list for next season."