Season-high score tops Royal gymnasts

The Ranger gymnasts picked up not only their third conference win last Thursday, but also their season-high team score. Forest Lake beat Woodbury 133.65-127.4 in the home meet. Combined with a solid showing at the Minnetonka Winter Wonderland Invitational on Saturday, coach Ashley Brett is excited about the team’s progress.

“The girls have worked very hard to clean up their routines,” she said. “Their success this past week is the confidence boost they need…We’re counting fewer falls and I think we’re ready to peak.”

Jessica Dhaene swept each event in the dual meet win over the Royals. She scored 9.125 points on the vault, 9.4 on bars, 8.5 on beam and 8.9 in the floor routine for an all-around total of 35.925. Katie Dison added second-place finishes on bars (8.15) and beam (8.2). Forest Lake hit team highs on bars (32.8) and beam (32.2).

In Minnetonka, a score of 132.4 earned the Rangers third place in a field of five. Eden Prairie won the meet with a score of 141.95.

Dhaene scored a season-high 9.1 to place third on the beam and she also placed third all-around with a season-high total of 36.25. She was second on bars (9.3) and fourth on floor (8.95).

The Rangers are 3-5 in the SEC with one meet left. They host Cretin tonight, Feb. 9. The Section 7AA meet is set for next Friday in St. Francis.