LHS Gymnastics


Aberdeen News

Lauren Holte performs the event of vault at a competition for the LHS Gymnastics team.

Lydia Sarbacker, Staff Writer

The LHS girls gymnastics team has put a good foot forward in their 2020-2021 season making strong marks at competitions. 

The varsity team placed first at the Lincoln-Roosevelt-Washington-Yankton Quad back in early December in which senior Elizabeth Boysen placed first in both bars and beam. As well, Morgan Sandness took home first in vault, totaling points for a winning team score of 134.7. At the most recent competition, the Patty Jorgenson Invite LHS placed 5th out of 12 teams with a score of 137.4, their highest individual event score being floor with 37 points. After the so far victorious season, LHS gymnasts now look to focusing on continuing their prosperous performances. 

Speaking to Lauren Holte, sophomore and member of both the LHS dance and gymnastics team it is clear the team is full of both fun and dedication. 

“This season has been going very well,” said Holte. “We’ve been constantly getting better and our team scores keep going up. We’ve had a few injuries so that’s been difficult but we’ve done really well this season adjusting to obstacles.”

Holte has admiration for her team that has done a superb job reacting to roadblocks this season. Just like every other sport setbacks are expected but Holte’s team has not let their challenges slow them down, a fact for which Holte is immensely glad.

“I think I am most proud of how the team has stepped up when we have had holes in the line-up,” said Holte. “Everyone is always ready to hop in and do an event they normally don’t do.”

Holte has big plans for her and her teammates, already planning ahead and working to improve. She reflects on the amazing season she and her team have experienced so far and is excited to finish out their season strong.

“I’m looking forward to continuing to get better as a team and definitely going to more meets and seeing how we can place against other teams,” said Holte. “Also continuing to have fun and make memories I think we will continue to get better and better. We have some newer skills that we are working on that will make our team score improve. We just need to keep working hard.”

However serious the team may seem, Holte assures that she and her teammates experience their fair share of excitement and team bonding aside from competitions.

“My favorite part of being on the team is definitely all the memories and fun we have,” said Holte. “We are always laughing and joking around with each other. Morgan Sandness especially always has so much energy and makes everyone laugh.”