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Paynesville Press - January 19, 2005

Gymnasts dominate HL-W

By Michael Jacobson

The Bulldogs dominated Howard Lake-Waverly on Tuesday, Jan. 11, placing four gymnasts on every apparatus at the home meet, winning 114.475 to 70.9.

The Dogs outscored the Lakers by 13 points on the bars, nearly 13 on the floor, nearly 11 on the vault, and by six on the balance beam and earned their fifth win this winter.

gymnastics Sophomore Kacy Nehowig won all four events and the all around, scoring 32.325. Eighth grader Anna Kotten also placed on all four events and took second in the all around, scoring 30.0. Kotten was second on the bars, floor, and vault and fourth on the balance beam.

Sophomore Kacy Nehowig won all four events and the all around against Howard Lake-Waverly last week, scoring 32.325 points.

Junior Kayla Nelson and sophomore Brittney Spanier also placed in two events for the Dogs. Nelson took third on the beam and fourth on the floor, and Spanier took third on the bars and fourth on the vault.

Four other Paynesville gymnasts also placed for the Dogs: senior Abby Lindeman (fifth on the bars); sophomore Celia Frieler (fifth on the beam); ninth grader Cassey Lund (fifth on the vault); and ninth grader Christine Spanier (fifth on the floor).

This week, the Dogs traveled to NL-S on Tuesday for a meet against the Wildcats. The Dogs will not compete again until next week when they will host Morris on Thursday, Jan. 27, at the Lake Koronis Assembly Grounds.

Howard Lake-Waverly--70.9

Individual Results
Vault: Kacy Nehowig (1) 8.725; Anna Kotten (2) 8.35; Brittney Spanier (4) 7.55; Cassey Lund (5) 7.5; Tanis Beireis 7.3; TOTAL: Pay - 32.125; HL-W - 21.4;

Uneven bars: Nehowig (1) 7.6; Kotten (2) 7.55; Brittney Spanier (3) 6.05; Abby Lindeman (5) 4.8; Beireis 4.4; TOTAL: Pay - 26.0; HL-W - 12.6;

Balance beam: Nehowig (1) 7.75; Kayla Nelson (3) 6.8; Kotten (4) 6.5; Celia Frieler (5) 5.95; Ashley Spanier 5.3; TOTAL: Pay - 27.0; HL-W - 20.45;

Floor: Nehowig (1) 8.25; Kotten (2) 7.6; Nelson (4) 7.25; Christine Spanier (5) 6.25; Lund 5.55; TOTAL: Pay - 29.35; HL-W - 16.45;

All around: Nehowig (1) 32.325; Kotten (2) 30.0.

Melrose 136.0, Dogs 113.8
State-rated Melrose defeated the Dogs easily in Melrose on Thursday, winning 136.0 to 113.8.

The Dutchmen outscored the Dogs on all four apparatus and swept the placings on both the balance beam and floor exercise.

The Dogs came the closest to the Dutchmen on the vault, scoring 32.1 to 34.75 for Melrose. The Dutchmen outscored the Dogs by four points on the bars, seven points on the beam, and eight points on the floor.

"I thought the girls performed well at this meet," said coach Deb Nehowig. "The judges were stricter than we've seen all year."

Kacy Nehowig and Anna Kotten were the only Dogs to place at this meet. Nehowig took second on the bars and third on the vault. Kotten was fifth on both the bars and vault. Nehowig was fourth in the all around, and Kotten was fifth.

One highlight for the Dogs was sophomore Tanis Beireis getting her long hang kips on bars for the first time, according to coach Nehowig. This superior move is worth a half point for difficulty. "Once she gets two in a row, she will gain more points for doing back-to-back superior moves," Nehowig added.

Despite the victory, Nehowig felt that Melrose was not as strong as previous years and predicted that Benson, who beat the Dogs in December, will give the Dutchmen a good run at sections in February.


Individual Results
Vault: Nehowig (3) 8.75; Kotten (5) 7.95; Brittney Spanier 7.75; Lund 7.65; Beireis 7.35; TOTAL: Pay - 32.1; Mel - 34.75;

Uneven bars: Nehowig (2) 8.4; Kotten (5) 7.65; Brittney Spanier 6.2; Beireis 4.9; Frieler 4.1; TOTAL: Pay - 27.15; Mel - 31.75;

Balance beam: Nehowig 7.15; Kotten 6.85; Nelson 6.55; Frieler 6.4; Ashley Spanier 5.0; TOTAL: Pay - 26.95; Mel - 33.85;

Floor: Nehowig 7.95; Kotten 7.05; Lund 6.3; Christine Spanier 6.3; Nelson 6.15; TOTAL: Pay - 27.6; Mel - 35.65;

All around: Nehowig (4) 32.25; Kotten (5) 29.5.

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