Gymnastics: Ponies top Hastings on Senior Night

 

OAK PARK HEIGHTS — Paying tribute to four athletes on Senior Night, the Stillwater gymnastics team made sure there was plenty to savor after posting its high score of the season in a 137.125-118.925 Suburban East Conference victory over Hastings on Thursday at Stillwater Junior High School.

“We are all very proud of Sidnee (Ronsberg), Thalia (Anderson), Scottland (Adkins) and Skyler (Hult) and know that they are going to graduate and move on to very exciting futures,” Ponies coach Traci Swenson said.

The Ponies (4-4 SEC, 4-4) received each of the top three scores in the vault, uneven bars and floor exercise, with Danielle Keran placing first in the uneven bars (8.95), beam (8.45) and floor (9.05). Sidnee Ronsberg, who competed in the all-around for the first time all season, won the vault with a score of 9.15.

Keran finished with a score of 35.025 to win the all-around, but Ronsberg ranked second with a score of 33.2.

“In honor of Senior Night, Sidnee opened our beam team,” Swenson said. “For the past three years, she has been specializing on vault, bars and floor. For Senior Night she returned to beam and had an outstanding routine, considering she has not trained beam routines in a long time. She got our team off to a great start with a stuck routine. It was really fun to see Sidnee on the beam and to see her have the chance to compete in the all around.”

n Stillwater also posted a season-high score while defeating the Raiders 129.15-57.8 in the JV competition on Thursday. Stillwater’s top scores came from Scottland Adkins in the vault (8.65) and floor (8.4), Maddie Steffl in the bars (8.05) and Annie Seiler in the beam (8.3).

 

Stillwater 137.125, Hastings 118.925

Vault (Stillwater 35.325) — 1. Sidnee Ronsberg 9.15; 2. Maggie Germundson 8.75; 3. Maddie Steffl 8.725; Alex Holmberg 8.7; Danielle Keran 8.6.

Uneven bars (Stillwater 34.275) — 1. Danielle Keran 8.95; 2. Natalie Jantschek 8.75; 3. Lauren Thole 8.4; Sidnee Ronsberg 8.175; Skyler Hult 8.175.

Beam (Stillwater 32.6) — 1. Danielle Keran 8.45; 2. Natalie Jantschek 8.25; Scottland Adkins 8.05; Thalia Anderson 7.875; Sidnee Ronsberg 7.275.

Floor (Stillwater 34.925) — 1. Danielle Keran 9.05; 2. Annie Seiler 8.65; 3. Maddie Steffl 8.625; Sidnee Ronsberg 8.6; Thalia Anderson 8.45.

All-around — 1. Danielle Keran (St) 35.025; 2. Sidnee Ronsberg (St) 33.2; 3. Taylor Engstrom (Has) 32.875.

 

Contact Stuart Groskreutz at stuart.groskreutz@ecm-inc.com

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