Bainbridge beats Ballard in big win

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Bainbridge beats Ballard in big win

The Bainbridge Spartans won their second varsity girls gymnastic home meet in a row with victories over Ballard and Nathan Hale late last week.

Bainbridge finished with a total score of 165.50.

Ballard scored 158.75, while Nathan Hale collected a finals score of 128.35.

The Beavers came in as the team to beat. Ballard placed first in two events, the vault and balance beam, with Lianne Kistler and Ava Alvord placing first, respectively.

During the vault, however, the Spartans sprang back by taking second, third and fourth places, and also tying for fifth.

Katharine Cooper led Bainbridge in the vault, with a score of 8.5, for second place.

Avery Gray was third, with a score of 8.35. Kareese Pippinger was just behind for fourth, with 8.3.

Mariko Ronan tied for fifth place with Hale’s Sophia Goodman; both were awarded a score of 8.25.

Cooper won on uneven parallel bars, claiming first with as score of 8.9.

Ronan was second (8.45) while Sydney Johnson tied for fifth (7.3) with Goodman.

Cooper placed second on beam, with a score of 8.65. The Spartans staked claim to fourth, fifth and sixth, paced by Gray (8.5), Johnson (8.45) and Ronan (8.2).

In the floor exercise competition, Ronan earned an impressive 9.15 — the highest individual score of any gymnast across all events — to take first on floor.

Johnson was second with a score of 9.05, while Cooper tied for third place with Kistler with a score of 9.0.

Cooper was the meet’s all-around champion. She finished with an AA total of 35.05.

Ronan was second in the all-around competition (34.05) while Johnson was third (33.0) and Gray was fourth (32.95).

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