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No. 1 Trojan Gymnasts blast No. 2 Vikings

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By TR HARLAN

The Chesterton gymnastics team heard all the questions as arch-rival and No. 2 ranked Valparaiso came to town Saturday.

But, the No. 1 Trojans proved their worth and cruised to a 114.675-111.725 Duneland Athletic Conference win over the Vikings.

“It was a very big day,” Chesterton head coach Dawn Matthys said. “With two weeks of bad weather and missing practice days because of it, we worked really hard the last two days putting everyone back together. We had high hopes for today.

“The girls want it as much as ever when it’s Valpo.”

Senior Jordan Bush continued her impressive season with victories on the Beam (9.65) and Floor (9.825), while also winning the All-Around (38.625).

“Jordan’s floor routine was great again,” Matthys said. “She’s really having fun out there and it shows.”

Mia Pak continued to impress in her return to the lineup with a win in the Bars (9.775).

“Mia’s bars was one of the things you have to remember from today,” Matthys said.

Other performances worth mentioning included Bush on the Bars (9.60) and Vault (9.55), Sophia Hunzelman on Bars (9.55), Floor (9.65) and Beam (9.225), Abby Winland on Bars (9.30), Caitlyn Cook on Bars (9.10) and Vault (9.20), Hailee Ellenwood on Beam (9.55), Alyssa Donovan on Beam (9.10) and Floor (9.55), Baylie Lawson on Floor (9.50) and Vault (9.50) and Whitney Siewin on Vault (9.25).

“It was a great day for our most skilled competitors, but every girl on the roster came in ready to compete today from the leadoff junior varsity kid all the way to the end of the varsity lineup,” Matthys said. “They all are fighting for every tenth of a point.”

The Trojans return to competition on Tuesday when they host Lake Central beginning at 6 p.m.

“We still have work to do,” Matthys said. “We are anxious to work through some mistakes we are still making. The girls are hungry to get into the post-season and make another run.”

Chesterton 114.675, Valparaiso 111.725

AT CHESTERTON

Bars -- 1. Mia Pak ©, 9.775; 2. Jordan Bush ©, 9.60; 3. Sophia Hunzelman ©, 9.55; 4. Lizzy Wilson (V), 9.375; 5. Abby Winland ©, 9.30; 6. Caitlyn Cook ©, 9.10.

Beam -- 1. Jordan Bush ©, 9.65; 2. Hailee Ellenwood ©, 9.55; 3. Whitney McKeon (V), 9.525; 4. Sophia Hunzelman ©, 9.225; 5. Lizzy Wilson (V), 9.175; 6. Alyssa Donovan ©, 9.10.

Floor -- 1. Jordan Bush ©, 9.825; 2. Sophia Hunzelman ©, 9.65; 3. Lizzy Wilson (V), 9.60; 4. (tie) Whitney McKeon (V) and Alyssa Donovan ©, 9.55; 6. Baylie Lawson ©, 9.50.

Vault -- 1. Whitney McKeon (V), 9.80; 2. Lizzy Wilson (V), 9.675; 3. Jordan Bush ©, 9.55; 4. Baylie Lawson ©, 9.50; 5. Whitney Siewin ©, 9.25; 6. Caitlyn Cook ©, 9.20.

All-Around -- 1. Jordan Bush ©, 38.625; 2. Lizzy Wilson (V), 37.825; 3. Whitney McKeon (V), 37.65; 4. Jade Verschure (V), 35.775; 5. Sabrina Falk (V), 34.675.

Junior Varsity

Chesterton 105.975,

Valparaiso 88.15

The Chesterton junior varsity beat Valparaiso 105.975-88.15 on Saturday morning.

Event winners for the Trojans included Danielle Kontos on bars (8.80), Baylie Lawson on Beam (9.20) and Kenzie Sharp on Floor (9.25) and Vault (9.05).

Kontos won the All-Around (33.875).

 

 

Posted 2/4/2019

 
 
 
 

 

 

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