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Gymnasts seeing scores soaring

The scores keep soaring for the Park Rapids-Nevis gymnastics team. Despite falling to 0-3 in dual meets, the Panthers set a new season-high team score in a 119.05 to 112.20 loss to Detroit Lakes' JV team Friday night at the Area High School gym. ...

Park Rapids head coach Rebecca Penning looked on as Erin Tooker performed her balance beam routine Friday night. Vance Carlson / Enterprise
Park Rapids head coach Rebecca Penning looked on as Erin Tooker performed her balance beam routine Friday night. Vance Carlson / Enterprise

The scores keep soaring for the Park Rapids-Nevis gymnastics team.

Despite falling to 0-3 in dual meets, the Panthers set a new season-high team score in a 119.05 to 112.20 loss to Detroit Lakes' JV team Friday night at the Area High School gym.

Park Rapids set a season high on balance beam and tied a season high in vault in seeing its team score improve from 106.225 in the season opener against Bemidji and a 109.85 against Perham in the second meet.

Olivia Fischer's runner-up 8.25 led the Panthers to a 32.05 in vault. Shelby Leckner and Randi Nielson added 8.00s and Abby Kirlin had a 7.80. Autumn Kulik topped the field with an 8.65 as the Lakers received a 32.45 in that event.

A pair of 7.45s by Leckner and Katie Eischens, a 7.00 by Erin Tooker and a 6.30 by Nielson gave the Panthers a 28.20 in floor exercise. Lexi Ostlie's 8.60 led Detroit Lakes to a 30.95 on floor.

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Park Rapids tallied a 27.00 on beam behind Fischer's 7.25, Tooker's 7.15, Kirlin's 6.50 and Leckner's 6.10. Ostlie had the top score of 8.65 in leading the Lakers to a 29.20 in that event.

Fischer's 6.90, Tooker's 6.60, Eischens' 6.15 and Leckner's 5.30 led the Panthers to a 24.95 on uneven parallel bars. The Lakers had a 26.45 as Ostlie's 7.60 led the way.

Ostlie won the all-around title with a 33.00 while Tooker took fourth with a 28.50 and Leckner was fifth with a 26.85.

"It was another great score. It was an improvement that we all welcomed," said Park Rapids head coach Rebecca Penning. "We look forward to the girls bonding even more as we learn to compete for each other and for personal bests."

Detroit Lakes JV 119.05, Park Rapids 112.20

Floor exercise: 1, Oslie, DL, 8.60. 2, Lundberg, DL, 7.75. 3, Kulik, DL, 7.70. 4 (tie), Leckner, PR, and Eischens, PR, 7.45. 6, Tooker, PR, 7.00. 7, Mallow, DL, 6.90. 8, Bridgeman, DL, 6.65. 9, Nielson, PR, 6.30. 10, Ab. Kirlin, PR, 6.20. JV: Fischer, PR, 6.90; Cease, PR, 5.50; Al. Kirlin, PR, 4.60.

Balance beam: 1, Ostlie, DL, 8.65. 2, Lundberg, DL, 7.60. 3, Kulik, DL, 7.50. 4, Fischer, PR, 7.25. 5, Tooker, PR, 7.15. 6, Ab. Kirlin, PR, 6.50. 7, Leckner, PR, 6.10. 8, Nielson, PR, 5.90. 9, Bridgeman, DL, 5.45. 10, Mallow, DL, 5.15. JV: Eischens, PR, 6.90; Al. Kirlin, PR, 4.20; Litzau, PR, 3.90; Cease, PR, 3.70; Ulvin, PR, 3.50; V. Tooker, PR, 2.80; McDermott, PR, 2.00; White, PR, 2.00.

Uneven parallel bars: 1, Ostlie, DL, 7.60. 2, Kulik, DL, 7.10. 3, Fischer, PR, 6.90. 4, Tooker, PR, 6.60. 5, Eischens, PR, 6.15. 6, Lundberg, DL, 6.05. 7, Gag, DL, 5.70. 8, Mallow, DL, 5.60. 9, Leckner, PR, 5.30. 10, Cease, PR, 4.10. JV: Ab. Kirlin, PR, 4.70; LItzau, PR, 3.90.

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Vault: 1, Kulik, DL, 8.65. 2, Fischer, PR, 8.25. 3, Ostlie, DL, 8.15. 4 (tie), Leckner, PR, and Nielson, PR, 8.00. 6, Lundberg, DL, 7.95. 7, Ab. Kirlin, PR, 7.80. 8, Tooker, PR, 7.75. 9, Mallow, DL, 7.70. 10, LIndstrom. DL, 7.40. JV: Cease, PR, 7.30.

All-around: 1, Ostlie, DL, 33.00. 2, Kulik, DL, 30.95. 3, Lundberg, DL, 29.35. 4, Tooker, PR, 28.50. 5, Leckner, PR, 26.85. 6, Mallow, DL, 25.35.

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