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Kayla Johnk received a 4.75 on uneven parallel bars during Park Rapids' Mid-State Conference dual meet with Perham Thursday night.

Yellowjackets display state championship form, score 147.20 points in dual win

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Yellowjackets display state championship form, score 147.20 points in dual win
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Perham backed up the state's No. 1 ranking with a 147.20 to 101.30 victory over the Park Rapids gymnastics team Thursday night at the Area High School gym.

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Perham, which has won the last seven state Class A championships, entered this Mid-State Conference dual meet with the top average in the state of 146.125. The Yellowjackets didn't hurt that average by compiling scores of 38.25 in floor exercise, 36.95 in vault, 36.35 on uneven parallel bars and 35.65 on balance beam.

The Panthers, who competed without all-arounder Jessi Andersen, entered only four gymnasts in each event.

Park Rapids' best event was vault where Emily Klingenberg's 8.30, Jess Petrie's 8.20, Cassie Baxter's 7.90 and Kayla Johnk's 7.20 led to a 31.60.

Klingenberg's 7.45, Baxter's 5.80, Johnk's 5.75 and Savannah Gatewood's 4.50 gave the Panthers a 23.50 in floor.

On bars, Klingenberg's 6.80, Baxter's 6.70, Petrie's 4.95 and Johnk's 4.75 gave the Panthers a 23.20.

The Panthers received a 23.00 on beam behind Klingenberg's 7.05, Lauren Rossman's 6.80, Baxter's 4.70 and Johnk's 4.45.

Perham's Kelsi Vomacka won the all-around title with a 38.475 with top scores of 9.80 on bars, 9.75 in floor, 9.575 in vault and 9.35 on beam.

Klingenberg finished fifth in all-around with a 29.60 while Baxter (25.10) and Johnk (22.15) followed.

Perham posted a 126.45 to 91.20 victory in the junior varsity meet. Leading the Panthers were Sarena Kinkel (8.10), Kendra Andersen (8.00), Kaity Darchuk (7.90) and Sarah Harshman (7.60) in vault; Petrie (5.90) and Rossman (5.40) in floor; Andersen (5.30) and Amy Klein (5.20) on beam; and Kinkel (5.90) and Taylor Drury (4.80) on bars.

Perham 147.20, Park Rapids 101.30

Floor exercise: 1, Vomacka, P, 9.75. 2, Eickschen, P, 9.65. 3, Montella, P, 9.65. 4, Petersen, P, 9.20. 5, Peichel, P, 8.75. 6, Klingenberg, PR, 7.45. 7, Baxter, PR, 5.80. 8, Johnk, PR, 5.75. 9, Gatewood, PR, 4.50.

Balance beam: 1, Vomacka, P, 9.35. 2, Montella, P, 8.90. 3, Eickschen, P, 8.90. 4, Petersen, P, 8.50. 5, Martinson, P, 8.05. 6, Klingenberg, PR, 7.05. 7, Rossman, PR, 6.80. 8, Baxter, PR, 4.70. 9, Johnk, PR, 4.45.

Uneven parallel bars: 1, Vomacka, P, 9.80. 2, Eickschen, P, 9.20. 3, Petersen, P, 9.15. 4, Peichel, P, 8.20. 5, Montella, P, 7.15. 6, Klingenberg, PR, 6.80. 7, Baxter, PR, 6.70. 8, Petrie, PR, 4.95. 9, Johnk, PR, 4.75.

Vault: 1, Vomacka, P, 9.575. 2, Eickschen, P, 9.475. 3, Petersen, P, 9.00. 4, Montella, P, 8.90. 5, Klingenberg, PR, 8.30. 6, Petrie, PR, 8.20. 7, Baxter, PR, 7.90. 8, Johnk, PR, 7.20.

All-around: 1, Vomacka, P, 38.475. 2, Eickschen, P, 37.225. 3, Petersen, PR, 35.85. 4, Montella, P, 34.60. 5, Klingenberg, PR, 29.60. 6, Baxter, PR, 25.10. 7, Johnk, PR, 22.15.

Panthers edge Frazee

Klingenberg won the all-around title in leading the Panthers to a 99.425 to 99.30 victory over Frazee in the Silver Division of the Moorhead Invitational Saturday.

Klingenberg took first on balance beam with a 7.50, tied for first in vault with an 8.20, finished second in floor exercise with a 7.15 and took fourth on uneven parallel bars with a 6.075 en route to winning the all-around title with a 28.925.

Baxter was fourth in all-around with a 26.70, led by a runner-up 6.625 on bars, a third-place 6.70 in floor exercise, a fourth-place 8.125 in vault and a fourth-place 5.25 on beam.

Johnk used a 7.90 in vault, a 5.75 in floor, a 3.80 on beam and a 3.575 on bars to finish sixth in all-around with a 21.025.

Rounding out the Panthers' 32.175 team score in vault was Kaity Darchuk's 7.95 and Petrie's 7.90. In floor, Kendra Andersen's 4.75 rounded out the Panthers' 24.75 total. The Panthers received a 23.25 on beam with Rossman's 5.15 and Darchuk's 4.90 completing the team total. Petrie's 3.80 and Darchuk's 3.60 rounded out Park Rapids' 19.175 team score on bars.

Park Rapids 99.425, Frazee 99.30

Vault: 1 (tie), Klingenberg, PR, and Irish, F, 8.20. 3, Buhr, F, 8.175. 4, Baxter, PR, 8.125. 5, Darchuk, PR, 7.95. 6 (tie), Petrie, PR, and Johnk, PR, 7.90.

Uneven parallel bars: 1, Irish, F, 6.675. 2, Baxter, PR, 6.625. 3, Buhr, F, 6.325. 4, Klingenberg, PR, 6.075. 5, Petrie, PR, 3.80. 6, Darchuk, PR, 3.60. 7, Johnk, PR, 3.575.

Balance beam: 1, Klingenberg, PR, 7.50. 2, Buhr, F, 7.00. 3, Irish, F, 6.30. 4, Baxter, PR, 5.25. 5 (tie), Rossman, PR, and Osterman, F, 5.15. 7, Darchuk, PR, 4.90. 10, Johnk, PR, 3.80.

Floor exercise: 1, Irish, F, 7.40. 2, Klingenberg, PR, 7.15. 3, Baxter, PR, 6.70. 4, Buhr, F, 6.20. 5, Osterman, F, 5.90. 6, Johnk, PR, 5.75. 8, K. Andersen, PR, 4.75.

All-around: 1, Klingenberg, PR, 28.925. 2, Irish, F, 28.575. 3, Buhr, F, 27.70. 4, Baxter, PR, 26.70. 5, Osterman, F, 22.45. 6, Johnk, PR, 21.025.

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