Gymnasts defeat Lancers, place fourth at tourney
Monday, January 27, 2014 5:46 AM
After an extended break, the Caledonia/Spring Grove/ Houston gymnastics squad defeated both the varsity and JV teams from visiting La Crescent last week. A few days later, a home stand versus Pine Island was postponed due to weather, but a few inches of snow were not enough to call off a massive meet in Wisconsin on Saturday.
Tara Solberg competes on the balance beam. SGH/Jon Speltz
C/SG/H vs. La Crescent
On Tuesday, Jan 14, the Warriors hosted La Crescent, winning 124.70 to 120.85.
Kaylee Cavanaugh won three stations and the all-around, earning 7.90 on the uneven bars, 8.70 on balance beam, 8.60 in floor exercise, and 33.500 as the top overall gymnast. She also recorded an 8.30 on vault, good enough for a fourth-place tie.
Overall, the Warriors took four out of the top five places in all-around. Lancer Jordan Peterson finished second (31.350), on that list.
Sierra Hunter took second on bars (7.750), second on floor (8.00) and tied for third on vault (8.400). She totaled 31.050 in the all-around competition, good enough for third.
Tara Solberg took second on vault (8.45), fifth on floor (7.55) and fifth on bars (7.30). She also earned sixth on beam (7.00). That added up to a fourth-place in the all-around (30.300).
Abby Hoskins took third on bars (7.500), third on floor (7.850) and fifth on the all-around board (28.750).
Emily Hahn tied for fourth on vault (8.30). She also earned a 6.20 on beam.
The Warrior JV team won 81.30 - 68.10. Some top scores included a 5.1 from Hahn on bars (first place for the JV) and a 6.90 from Houston athlete Jessilyn Knutson on balance beam, as well as an 8.25 on vault. Those scores were good enough for the sophomore to win both JV stations.
Kerrigan Scanlan took on the entire range of events, earning 21.60 as an all-around gymnast. That tied her with La Crescent's JV all-around, Payton Dryden.
Holmen (McLellan) Invitational
Saturday found the Warriors in Wisconsin where the team took fourth out of a field of seven programs from two states. Competing in Division 2, C/SG/H continued to push towards the 125 mark in team totals. The hosts won with a score of 133.150, while second place went to Onalaska (129.525). C/SG/H earned 123.900 varsity points.
The Warrior JV squad earned 89.90 points, taking third place behind Holmen (104.05) and Tomah (92.05).
Solberg took ninth on the varsity all-around scoreboard. She scored 8.10 in floor exercise, 8.00 on balance beam, 8.45 on vault, and 7.50 on the uneven bars, totaling 32.050.
Hunter (31.275) was right behind, taking 10th place. She posted 8.325 on floor, 6.975 on beam, 7.95 on vault and 8.025 on bars.
Hoskins (28.275) also finished in the top 25. She earned 7.20 on floor, 5.575 on beam, 8.30 on vault, and 7.20 on bars.
Cavanaugh scored 7.325 on beam, 8.20 on vault, and 7.750 on bars. She did not earn a score on floor exercise due to an ankle injury. Coach Jackie Johnson reported that her junior standout could be back in action by Thursday's meet.
Scanlan took fourth in all-around for the JV, totaling 19.80 points. Knutson and Hahn tied for fifth on vault with 7.60 points each. Hahn also took fourth on floor (7.40) and fifth on bars (5.30). Knutson took fifth on beam (6.70).
Weather permitting, the Warriors will travel to Byron/Lourdes on Thursday, Jan.23. A home match with Pine Island has been re-scheduled for Tuesday, Jan. 28. Two days later Stewartville/Kasson-Mantorville visits Caledonia.