Gymnasts open season with 2 meets

New Prague’s Tina Shimota led her team on the floor exercise during the Trojans’ home meet with Lakeville North Thursday, Dec. 14. To see more photos click on the Blue Button. (Chuck Kajer Photo)

The New Prague Trojans opened the season with two meets, at the Waconia Invitational and a home meet with Lakeville North. The Trojans are at home on Thursday, Dec. 21, against Orono, then break for Christmas. They return to competition Thursday, Jan. 4, with a triangular at Annandale. Waconia Invitational After their scheduled season opener against Breck was cancelled, the New Prague Trojan gymnastics team opened their 2017-18 season Saturday, Dec. 9, at the Waconia Invitational.

New Prague took fourth place out of six team. Owatonna won the meet with a score of 144.5, followed by Waconia (138.05), Edina (135.5), New Prague (132.8), Orono (125.75) and Richfield (116.45). Trojan scores on the vault were Grace Montgomery (8.6) Emmalyn Dickerson (8.6), Allie Eischens (8.25) and Sophie Guerrette (7.9). On bars, top Trojan was Eischens (8.8), followed by Dickerson (8.3), Caitlyn Pint (7.1) and Montgomery (6.6). On beam, Eischens had the Trojans’ top score (9.2), followed by Belle Clancy (8.7), Lauren Kitner (8.35) and Dickerson (8.2). On floor, the Trojans were led by Dickerson (8.9), followed by Guerrette (8.8), Clancy (8.6) and Kitner (8.25). Panthers 143.625, Trojans 137.05 New Prague hosted defending Section 2AA and state champion Lakeville North Thursday, Dec. 14, and had a good outing in losing to the Panthers. On the vault, Tina Shimota scored a 9.3 for third place, with Grace Montgomery fourth at 8.825. Other Trojans were Allie Eischens at 8.275, Emmalyn Dickerson at 8.1 and Sophie Guerrette at 7.875. On the bars, top Trojan was Eischens at 8.675, good for fourth place. Mahri Halbmaier was fifth at 8.475. Other Trojans were Dickerson (8.05), Mary Jo Dalsin (8.0) and Shimota (7.5).

Dickerson took third on the beam at 9.125, with Eischens taking fifth at 8.25. Also competing were Belle Clancy at 8.15, Lauren Kitner (8.1) and Shimota (7.8). Shimota was fourth on



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