Highlight Reel: Team Gymnastics Final
March 14, 2015
By John Johnson
MHSAA communications director
The Rockford/Sparta girls gymnastics team Friday won the program’s first MHSAA title since finishing first in the Lower Peninsula in 1989.
Below are links to highlights from each apparatus, courtesy of the NFHS Network.
HOGAN TAKES ALL-AROUND HONORS – The top all-around score at the MHSAA Gymnastics Team Final was recorded by Rachel Hogan of Grand Ledge, a 38.225, and including this 9.550 in the uneven bars. Watch all of the bars action and order DVDs by Clicking Here.
MAD ABOUT MADI – Madi Myers of Rockford/Sparta led her team to the title with an all-around score of 37.825, including this 9.500 in the floor exercise. Watch all of the floor exercise action and order DVDs by Clicking Here.
KUNZ STICKS THE VAULT – Allison Kunz led Canton to a second-place finish with a 38.075 all-around score, her high being 9.725 in the vault. Watch all of the vaulting action and order DVDs by Clicking Here.
TERHORST TOPS FOR FOREST HILLS – Cassidy Terhorst of the Grand Rapids Forest Hills co-op (Central, Eastern, Northern) led the team with a 36.000 all-around score, including this team-leading 9.000 on the Balance Beam. Watch all of the Balance Beam action and order DVDs by Clicking Here.
Performance of the Week: Grand Ledge's Alaina Yaney
March 17, 2023
Alaina Yaney ♦ Grand Ledge
Senior ♦ Gymnastics
After finishing runner-up by just half a point as a junior, Yaney closed her high school gymnastics career Saturday with the Division 1 all-around championship, posting an all-around score of 38.075 and with first places on balance beam (9.475) and vault (9.700). She also tied for second on floor exercise (9.575) and finished third on uneven parallel bars (9.325). Her vault score tied for 16th-highest in Division 1 Finals competition all-time.
Not surprisingly, Yaney also was her Regional's all-around champion (37.550). She also helped Grand Ledge finish eighth in Friday's Team Final competition, with her 37.475 the highest all-around score that day, before the next afternoon becoming the eighth Comets gymnast to win the Finals' Division 1 individual championship. A gymnast since age 3, Yaney will continue academically at Central Michigan Univerrsity and is considering attempting to walk-on the gymnastics team.
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PHOTO Grand Ledge's Alaina Yaney competes during Friday's Team Final at White Lake Lakeland. (Click for more from High School Sports Scene.)