Illness, injury cost gymnasts


Olivia LaTour kicks up her heels during her floor routine, Thursday, Dec. 15, at Annandale earning her a 7.2 score from judges. (Photos by Brenda Erdahl)

Illness and injury assailed the Maple Lake gymnastics team last week, costing the Irish a 118.825 to 126.95 loss to Annandale, Thursday, Dec. 15, in Annandale.
Gracie Elsenpeter, the Irish’s stand-out athlete early on in the season, was out after the second rotation Thursday night, due to injury.
“We were not at our best as a team,” coach Kaitlyn Helmbrecht said.
Despite some absentees, those who did compete had some strong performances, the coach said.

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