SV gymnastics drop close meet with Perry

By Brian king The Press-News Published:

The Cardinal gymnastics squad returned to competition on Jan. 8 when the girls took on the Perry Panthers in a dual.

In the end, the Panthers bested the Cardinals by the final tally of 121-104.25.

On the vault, Caycee Calkins placed third overall with a score of 8.050. Also placing on the vault were Miranda Waggoner (ninth) and Kelly Offenberger (tenth).

On the bars, Alyx Flott placed fifth, Shawntay Henning placed seventh, Waggoner finished eighth and Calkins placed ninth.

Calkins took high honors on the Balance Beam with a fourth place finish. Also placing on the beam were Flott (ninth) and Kennedy Hodge (tenth).

On floor exercise, Calkins placed sixth, Waggoner finished ninth and Flott took home tenth place honors.

In the all around competition, Calkins finished fifth overall while teammates Waggoner and Offenberger finished ninth and tenth respectively.

"I am very proud of the gymnasts," said head coach Chris Tozzi on her girls efforts.

The gymnastics team returned to the mats on Jan. 15 when they hosted a triangular meet with Massillon and Timken. It also marked Senior Night for the Cardinals. The girls will then travel to McKinley High School on Jan. 23 to participate in a triangular meet with the Bulldogs and Cloverleaf. The meet is set to begin at 6:30 p.m. The girls will hop on the bus to Massillon High School on Jan. 31 to participate in the NEGC Classic. The Classic will begin at 5:30 p.m.

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