Gymnasts’ scores keep climbing

The New Prague Trojan gymnastics team had its best two scores of the young season last week, scoring 137.825 points in a loss to Lakeville North and then improving to a 138.8 in a win over Orono.

"We are creeping closer to that 140 mark," Trojan Coach Doug Amundsen said. "We still have some things that we really need to work on, but it is getting better and more consistent."

The Trojans are off until Thursday, Jan. 5, when they take on Annandale and New London-Spicer in a Wright County Conference triangular meet at Annandale. The Trojans host their annual home invitational meet Saturday, Jan. 7.

Panthers 146.375, Trojans 137.825 New Prague took on Lakeville North, the No. 1- ranked team in the state in the Panthers’ home gym and saw what they would be going up against when the Section 2AA tournament comes up in February. New Prague is ranked No. 14, with three section teams - North, Lakeville South and Prior Lake ahead of them in the rankings.

New Prague’s Kaylynn Solheid took a second place on the beam with a score of 9.1, and was third on the floor exercise with a 9.45. She placed third in the allaround with a season-high 35.15.

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