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Paynesville Press - January 22, 2003

Gymnasts take second at triangular

By Mandy Mayer

The Paynesville Bulldogs finished second at their annual triangular meet on Tuesday, Jan. 14. Maple Lake won with 118.35, Paynesville was second with 117.2, and Kimball was third with 90.1.

Ashley Karger First place was very close in sight for the Bulldogs, but they didn't quite make it. Trailing Maple Lake by less than a point after the vault, the Bulldogs won the uneven bars and the balance beam to take a point and a half lead going into their final event, the floor exercise. But Maple Lake won that event by two and a half points to win the team title.

Sophomore Ashley Karger completes a somersault on the balance beam in the home traingular last week. Karger scored 6.1 on the beam and 27.45 in the all around, helping the Bulldogs take second.

Eighth grader Kacy Nehowig dominated the gym on Tuesday night. She placed first in all-around because she had two first place finishes, a second place, and a third in the individual events. She had a nice, tight bar routine to take first. Her vault was one of her best all year, which also put her in first. She also finished second on floor, and third on beam.

Senior Tessa Miller had a great night. She placed second on beam, fourth on bars, and fourth in the all-around competition with a 29.35.

Senior Mandy Mayer also had a good night. She had a solid bar routine, placing third, and she placed fourth on the balance beam.

The gymnasts hosted Annandale on Tuesday night. They will also host Sauk Centre on Thursday at the Lake Koronis Assembly Grounds starting at 6:30 p.m. On Saturday, the team will compete at the Kimball Invite, starting at 12 noon. And on Tuesday, Jan. 28, the team will have a meet at Benson, starting at 6:30 p.m.

Maple Lake--118.35

Individual Results
Vault: Kacy Nehowig, first, 8.85; Tessa Miller, 8.15; Ashley Karger, 8.15; Mandy Mayer, 7.95; TOTAL: Pay - 33.1; ML - 33.9; Kim - 31.85;
Uneven bars: Nehowig, first, 8.05; Mayer, third, 6.9; Miller, fourth, 6.75; Karger, 6.25; TOTAL: Pay - 27.95; ML - 27.5; Kim - 14.4;
Balance beam: Miller, second, 7.35; Nehowig, third, 7.1; Mayer, fourth, 7.0; Karger, 6.1; TOTAL: Pay - 27.55; ML - 25.8; Kim - 18.45;
Floor: Nehowig, second, 8.05; Miller, 7.1; Karger, 6.95; Ashley Spanier, 6.5; TOTAL: Pay - 28.6; ML - 31.15; Kim - 25.4;
All around: Nehowig, first, 32.05; Miller, fourth, 29.35; Karger, 27.45.

Melrose 139.225, Paynesville 111.15
The Bulldogs had a tough time getting a well-rounded lineup for their meet against state-rated Melrose on Thursday.

Injuries are getting the best of the Dogs right now. Senior Tessa Miller is out for the rest of the season due to a back injury, and ninth grader Maggie Frieler is out due to a broken foot.

With those two out, the Bulldogs had at least five varsity spots to fill. The girls did the best they could and finished the meet by scoring 111.15. The Dutchmen scored 139.225.

Eighth grader Kacy Nehowig was the only Bulldog able to place in an event. She tied for second place on vault and placed fourth on the floor.

In the all-around competition Nehowig finished third, and sophomore teammate Ashley Karger finished fourth.

The gymnasts who filled varsity positions in this meet were: seventh grader Cassey Lund on beam, eighth grader Celia Frieler on vault, freshman Kayla Nelson and sophomore Katie Nelson on floor, and eighth grader Brittney Spanier on the uneven bars.


Individual Results
Vault: Kacy Nehowig, second, 8.75; Ashley Karger, 8.0; Mandy Mayer, 7.85; Ashley Spanier, 7.5; TOTAL: Pay - 32.1; Mel - 34.7;
Uneven bars: Nehowig, 7.45; Mayer, 7.05; Karger, 6.55; Abby Lindeman, 4.3; TOTAL: Pay - 25.35; Mel - 35.75;
Balance beam: Mayer, 7.4; Nehowig, 7.2; Kayla Nelson, 6.75; Karger, 5.7; TOTAL: Pay - 27.05; Mel - 34.55;
Floor: Nehowig, fourth, 7.5; Karger, 6.85; Spanier, 6.25; Katie Nelson, 6.05; TOTAL: Pay - 26.65; Mel - 34.225;
All around: Nehowig, third, 30.85; Karger, fourth, 27.1.

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