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No 1 Chesterton gymnasts beat Merrillville

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That was what was most noticeable on Thursday night in the CHS Fieldhouse.

The No. 1 ranked Chesterton gymnastics team sent its six seniors out on a high note with a 113.275-108.025 Duneland Athletic Conference victory over Merrillville.

“There were a lot of tears,” Chesterton coach Dawn Matthys said. “The six girls came in as freshman and had the drive and dedication. They’ve really matured and they have become great leaders. The vibe of this group is so good.”

Seniors Jordan Bush and Baylie Lawson won individual event titles on the night. Bush won the Floor (9.80) and the All-Around (37.875), while Lawson won the Vault (9.525).

“Baylie had a great night,” Matthys said. “Her vault was beautiful. Jordan was great in her All-Around. Those two kids, along with everyone else, really performed tonight.”

Sophie Hunzelman won the other two events with a victory on Bars (9.425) and Beam (9.65).

The Trojans also got solid night’s from the remaining quartet of seniors.

“Lexi Avey’s bars and Hailee (Ellenwood) on beam,” Matthys said. “Caity Bogue is the happiest competitor I’ve ever seen on the floor. Jamie (Stento) stood up two vaults tonight. I’m so proud of her.

“All six seniors have an amazing attitude about not wanting to have any regrets. They don’t want to leave anything out there. Their character is so good. They’ve persevered through a lot of things. They’ve all had an injury or setback. But, they’ve all come out of it better on the other end. No obstacles stand in their way.”

Other performances of note for Chesterton included Mia Pak on Bars (9.375), Bush on Bars (9.375), Vault (9.50) and Beam (9.25), Caitlyn Cook on Bars (9.20) and Vault (9.10), Avey on Bars (9.05), Ellenwood on Beam (9.375), Alyssa Donovan on Beam (9.20) and Floor (9.375), Hunzelman on Floor (9.425), Lawson on Floor (9.325) and Whitney Siewin on Vault (9.25).

The Trojans return to competition next Wednesday when they travel to Portage for a 6 p.m. start.

Chesterton 113.275, Merrillville 108.025


Bars -- 1. Sophia Hunzelman ©, 9.425; 2. (tie) Mia Pak © and Jordan Bush ©, 9.375; 4. Abby Smith (M), 9.30; 5. Caitlyn Cook ©, 9.20; 6. Lexi Avey ©, 9.05.

Beam -- 1. Sophia Hunzelman ©, 9.65; 2. Abby Smith (M), 9.50; 3. Hailee Ellenwood ©, 9.375; 4. (tie) Jordan Bush © and Briana Thomas (M), 9.25; 6. Alyssa Donovan ©, 9.20.

Floor -- 1. Jordan Bush ©, 9.80; 2. Sophia Hunzelman ©, 9.425; 3. Alyssa Donovan ©, 9.375; 4. Baylie Lawson ©, 9.325; 5. Briana Thomas (M), 9.025; 6. Abby Smith (M), 8.95.

Vault -- 1. Baylie Lawson ©, 9.525; 2. Jordan Bush ©, 9.50; 3. Cheyenne Roberts (M), 9.30; 4. Whitney Siewin ©, 9.25; 5. Caitlyn Cook ©, 9.10; 6. Abby Smith (M), 9.00.

All-Around -- 1. Jordan Bush ©, 37.875; 2. Abby Smith (M), 36.75; 3. Briana Thomas (M), 35.875; 4. Cheyenne Roberts (M), 35.40.

Junior Varsity

Chesterton 105.70,

Merrillville 77.825

The Chesterton junior varsity posted a 105.70 score to beat Merrillville on Thursday night.

Individual event winners for the Trojans included Danielle Kontos on Bars (8.75) and Floor (8.925), Belle Marchetti on Beam (9.25) and Kenzie Sharp on Vault (9.00).

Jamie Stento won the All-Around for the Trojans (33.45).



Posted 2/8/2019




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