Warrior gymnasts downed by Stewartville, get break before hosting Lancers Feb. 14

Kaylee Cavanugh, who has been out much of the season with a stress fracture in her right leg, made a return this past week and was able to compete on the bars. Photo by Charlie Warner

By Diana Hammell
Argus Sports Writer

The Warrior gymnasts hosted Stewartville on Tuesday, Jan. 31. The Tiger varsity team score of 129.025 topped Caledonia-Spring Grove’s score of 115.575.

“It’s been a tough season trying to keep the girls healthy,” said coach Jackie Johnson. “We did have Kaylee Cavanaugh come back for varsity bars and she is expected to be back on the beam when we meet up with La Crescent for the last home meet of the regular season on Feb. 14. If all goes well she will be back for Sections competing on both these events. Alyssa Meyer who was out earlier this season and just coming back for her second meet was injured during warm-ups on floor sustaining a high ankle sprain. She will most likely be out for the rest of the season. Even though we only had three floor scores that night due to her injury I was pleased with scoring 115 points. If we could have added another floor score the girls would have been right at the team goal of scoring 120 points.

“Tara has been working on a new vault (handspring full). This was her second meet competing the new vault. It is always exciting to see the girls get new moves and shows just how hard they work to improve themselves and add a few more points to the team score,” said Johnson.

Varsity Scoring

Bars: Kaylee Cavanaugh first with 8.225, Sierra Hunter fifth 7.4.

Beam: Tara Solberg tied for second with 8.0 followed by teammate Sierra Hunter at third with 7.55.

Floor: Sierra Hunter tied for third with 8.4 followed by teammate Tara Solberg fourth 8.175.

Vault: Tara Solberg was second with 8.55. Sierra Hunter placed fifth with 8.350.

All Around: Tara Solberg third with 31.78, Sierra Hunter fourth with 31.70.

Junior Varsity

Stewartville JV had a team score of 115.850 to Caledonia-Spring Grove’s 68.6.

“Emily Hahn has been working hard this season competing for JV and she also competes on varsity vault. Cayla Schleich just started vaulting a few weeks ago and her hard work is paying off with placing in the top five now at the last three meets. We have some good talent on the JV team. If these girls keep working hard this season we will be seeing them moving up to varsity level next season,” said Johnson.

Bars: Mariah Stone third with 5.4, Emily Hahn fifth 4.6.

Beam: Emily Hahn second 7.3.

Floor: Emily Hahn second 7.2.

Vault: Cayla Schleich fifth 7.2.

Next: Caledonia-Spring Grove will host La Crescent on Feb. 14 and will compete at Sections in Red Wing on Saturday, Feb. 18 with the top four individuals and top team advancing to the Minnesota State High School meet on February 25 at the University of Minnesota.

You can contact Diana Hammell at [email protected]