High School Gymnastics
The St. Marys Area High School Lady Dutch hosted the DuBois Area High School Lady Beavers and although they put up a good fight, fell 130.45 to 124.45 on Friday night.
DuBois stand out senior Nikko Lawson took the top spot in every event, with an 8.65 on vault to tie with Dutchman Alec Cheatle; a 8.725 on bars thanks to her giant swings; a 9.35 on beam; a 9.05 on floor; and a 35.775 in the all around.
Lady Dutch senior Meghan Kronenwetter took second in every event, except for vault where she placed third with an 8.6. Her bars routine scored 8.25; beam 8.5; floor 8.8; and all around 34.15. Cheatle took fourth place in the all around with a 32.025 and had fifth place finishes on both bars with a 7.725 and floor with a 8.35.
Rounding out the top spots in third and fourth place on vault and bars were the Lady Beaver sisters junior Mara Schall and freshman Taylor Schall.
For beam, Lady Beaver Brittany Centra took third with a 8.4, with Taylor Schall placing fourth with a 8.3 and senior Elizabeth Stafford with a 7.6. Taylor also placed third in the all around competition with a 32.725 and fifth in the vault with a 8.2. Lady Beaver sophmore Kayla Bishop placed fourth on floor with a 8.425.
The meet was pretty good, until the final rotation when Sasquatch the judge decided she didn't want me on the floor and had me removed. OK, now I've been on the floor for 1 1/2 hours by then. She just wanted to show she had power. I have photographed every level of gymnastics from beginners to Olympic trials all over the USA and into Canada and have NEVER had problems in over 12 years. Just ticks me off!