Gymnastics: All-Area Team
March 30, 2013 11:08PM
Updated: May 1, 2013 4:06PM
By the numbers: First place in floor (9.675) and all-around (38.325) at the state finals
Raves: Barcelli was the Indians’ anchor all year long and that decision never looked better than it did at the conclusion of the state finals.
By the numbers: First oin vault (9.875) and bars (9.7) at the state finals
Raves: Two more state championships in her final competition gave Algozine six for her career, tying her for the fourth-most in state history. Another name added to a long list of outstanding Valparaiso gymnasts.
Morgan Township freshman
By the numbers: Fifth on vault (9.725) and tied for fifth in all-around (37.15) at the state finals
Raves: A podium finish in her first high school season signals a very bright future for the lone representative of the Cherokees’ gymnastics program.
By the numbers: Second on vault (9.85) and third on floor (9.6) at the state finals
Raves: This is Solis’ second straight year on the first team, as she again proved to be a reliable performer for Portage. Her vault at the state finals helped spur Portage’s comeback.
By the numbers: Tenth in all-around (36.725) at the state finals and third on bars (9.55) at regionals
Raves: A consistent performer all season long that will leave another sizeable hole in the Valparaiso lineup for next season.
By the numbers: Seventh in all-around (37.025), fifth on bars (9.5) and tied for sixth on vault (9.7) at the state finals
Raves: Completed the trio of Portage gymnasts that led the Indians to a state championship. She and Solis will be counted on even more next season.
By the numbers: Fourth on bars (9.6) at the state finals, seventh on beam (9.3) at regionals
Raves: Milroy was a clutch performer during the Vikings’ postseason run and figures to be a more prominent fixture in the Valparaiso lineup in the future.
Crown Point freshmanBy the numbers:
Fifth on floor (9.45) at the state finals
Raves: Best was a talented all-around performer in her rookie high school season, but she made the most of her one event at the state finals.
Chesterton: Brandi Tuzinski; Michigan City: Ashley Koza; Merrillville: Taylor Woods, Kristina Goodman; Washington Township: Cassidy Feldsien; Crown Point: Megan Supan, Natalie Groff
— Dave Melton