Zell wins all-around for Huron gymnasts

PHOTO BY SEAN WELSH/BROOKINGS REGISTER Huron’s Leah Pyle competes on the bars during a dual meet Monday in Brookings.

BROOKINGS — Brookings edged Huron in the season opening gymnastics event for both teams on Monday, but it was senior Erica Zell winning the all-around title for the Tigers.  The Bobcats tallied 135.000 points, compared to 118.400 for the Tigers.
“It was a good first showing for the Tigers. We have a lot of work to do but had some positive things happened tonight —we hit some new skills,” Huron coach Julie King said. “Tonight’s meet was a good eye opener as to what the girls need to get done in the gym.”
Zell finished with a total of 34.750 points to claim the top spot, while Brookings gymnastics occupied the next six spots including runner-up Tayla Dobrenski, who had 34.450 points.
Senior Jaci Bankson was eighth in the all-around for Huron with  26.750, followed by teammates McKenzie Paulson at 26.250, Cailey Coss at 25.330 and Adison Gross at 24.800.
Zell used a score of 9.150 to win the uneven parallel bars for the Tigers. She was second in the vault at 8.6500, second in the floor exercise at 8.900 and fifth on the beam at 8.050.
Kassie Decker was ninth on the bars for Huron at 6.2500, while Adiston Gross was 10th on the vault at 7.500 and Bankston tied for seventh on the beam at 7.500.
“Erica had a beautiful bar routine as did Kassie Decker,” King said. “Jaci Bankston had a great night as well.”
Brookings also won the JV competition with 107.150 points, while Huron had 96.100.
Eastyn Eichstadt was second for the Tigers on the beam with 6.800 and fourth on the bars with a 5.250. She finished second in the all-around.  
Cameron Ruth tied for first in the floor exercise for Huron with a 7.300, while teammate Lana Gonzalez was third at 7.200.
The Tigers will make their home debut on Thursday with a quadrangular meet at 5:30 p.m., at the Tiger Activities Center.

Varsity
Brookings 135.000, Huron 118.400

Vault (winner and Huron  scores) — 1, Rachel Gannon, B, 8.750; 2, Erica Zell, H, 8.650; 10, Adison Gross, H, 7.500; 11, Jaci Bankston, H, 7.400; 12, McKenzie Paulson, H, 7.250; 13, (tie) Cailey Coss, H, 7.000;  Nancy Perez-Lopez, H, 7.000; 15, Nightin Day, H, 6.750.
Bars (winner and Huron scores) — 1, Erica Zell, H, 9.150; 9, Kassie Decker, H, 6.250; 11, Leah Pyle, H, 5.400; 12, Cailey Coss, H, 5.250; 13, Nightin Day, H, 4.950; 14, McKenzie Paulson, H, 4.550; 15, Jaci Bankston, H, 4.050; 16, Adison Gross, H, 3.650.
Beam (winner and Huron scores) — 1, Tayla Dobrenski, B, 8.850; 5, Erica Zell, H, 8.050; 7, (tie) Jaci Bankston, H, 7.500; 9, McKenzie Paulson, H, 7.100; 10, Leah Pyle, H, 7.000; 13, Kassie Decker, H, 6.650; 14, Cailey Coss, H, 6.450; 15, Nancy Perez-Lopez, H, 5.950; 16, Adison Gross, H, 5.800.
Floore exercise (winner and Huron scores) — 1, Rachel Gannon, B, 9.000; 2, Erica Zell, H, 8.900; 9, Adison Gross, H, 7.850; 10, Jaci Bankston, H, 7.800; 11, McKenzie Paulson, H, 7.350; 12, Cailey Coss, H, 6.650; 13, Nightin Day, H, 6.500; 15, Nancy Perez-Lopez, H, 6.000.
All-Around (winner and Huron scores): 1, Erica Zell, H, 34.750; 8, Jaci Bankston, H, 26.750; 9, McKenzie Paulson, H, 26.250; 10, Cailey Coss, H, 25.350; 11, Adison Gross, H, 24.800.

Junior Varsity restuls from the meet will run in Wednesday’s paper.


Junior Varsity
Brookings 107.150, Huron 96.100
Vault (winner and Huron scores) — 1, Audrey Jensen, B, 7.750; 8, Kiara Field, H, 7.300; 9, (tie) Cameron Ruth, H, 7.250; Eastyn Eickstadt, H, 7.250; Katelyn Radke, H, 7.250; 13, Lana Gonzalez, H, 7.050; 14, Channelle Coss, H, 6.700.
Bars (winner and Huron scores) — 1, Micha Janssen, B, 5.750; 4, Eastyn Eichstadt, H, 5.250; 8, Cameron Ruth, H, 4.100; 10, Paycee Head, H, 3.850; 11, Kiara Field, H, 3.550; 12, Lana Gonzalez, H, 3.050; 13, Maria Wilson, H, 2.950.
Beam (winner and Huron scores) — 1, Abby Heier, B, 7.450; 2, Eastyn Eichstadt, H, 6.800; 10, Cameron Ruth, H, 5.100; 11, Channelle Coss, H, 4.950; 12, Lana Gonzalez, H, 4.900; 13, Maria Wilson, H, 4.800; 14, Emma DeJong, H, 4.200; 15, Kiara Field, H, 4.050; 16, Katelyn Radke, H, 3.950.
Floor exercise (winner and Huron scores) — 1, (tie) Amber Brockberg, B, 7.300; Cameron Ruth, H, 7.300; 3, Lana Gonzalez, H, 7.200; 4, (tie) Eastyn Eichstadt, H, 7.050; 7, (tie) Paycee Head, H, 7.000; 10, Kiara Field, H, 6.200; 14, Bree Gose, H, 4.950; 15, Channelle Coss, H, 4.350; 16, Katelyn Radke, H, 4.100.
All-Around (winner and Huron scores): 1, Amber Brockberg, B, 26.900; 2, Eastyn Eichstadt, H, 26.350; 7, Cameron Ruth, H, 23.750; 8, Lana Gonzalez, H, 22.200; 9, Kiara Field, H, 21.100.


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