February 26, 2020
The State “A” Gymnastics Meet was held at Aberdeen Central High School in Aberdeen on Feb. 14-15. The team competition was Friday, Feb. 14, with the individual and all-around events on Saturday, Feb. 15. Seventy-eight gymnasts competed in Class “A” over the two-day meet. The Chamberlain Lady Cubs fell four-tenths short of Wagner/Bon Homme and two points from bringing home a state meet plaque. Deuel was the top team at 144.05; Madison, second, 134.625; Estelline/Hendricks, third, 133.225; Parkston/Ethan/Hanson, fourth, 130.55; Milbank, fifth, 128.125; Hot Springs, sixth, 125.2; Wagner/Bon Homme, seventh, 123.8; Chamberlain, eighth, 123.4 and Vermillion, ninth, 115.775. In the individual competition at state, Ameila Jones scored a personal best of 9.00 to earn eighth on the floor exercise. Allison Hough secured a personal best and 15th place on the floor with an 8.825, seventh place on the beam with an 8.575, 14th place on the bars with an 8.050 and eighth in the all-around with a mark of 34.175. Team members include, from left, back, Assistant Coach Autumn Frederick, Ameila Jones, Allison Hough, Jane Skustad, Grace DuVall, Mianna Tveit, Melaya Dominguez, Emily Shepherd, Kathrinn Hopkins and Coach Sherri Knippling and front, Managers Kazney Knippling, Buster Reis and Kerigan Swenson.