Tough Loss to the Portage Indians


Sophia Born (12) smiles as she is about to start her floor routine. She ended up getting a score she was not happy about.

Mia Born

Thursday night, Jan. 10, the girls gymnastics had their first home meet against the Portage Indians. It was a really close meet, losing by just a point with a score of 107.5 to 108.5.

“I think for our first meet, we did very well as a team, and made a statement. We did meet our expectations by beating our team score by three whole points. We can only go up from here. We all have to work on our beam, and staying on it, because we beat them on everything else,” Sophie Born said.

Even though the girls exceeded their expectations for Thursdays meet, Head Coach Karen Barcelli sees a lot of things for these girls to improve.

“Well we saw some really good things we need improvement on, but overall, I see a lot of promise this year. No we did not meet today’s expectations. Score wise, we surpassed our expectations, although we felt we could have been more competitive with Portage,” Head Coach Karen Barcelli said.

Some of the girls on the team are excited to see if they make it to state and just having fun with the team.

“I am mostly excited about having fun with the team and doing our best at the meets. I think our team has a really good chance at making it to state and I can’t wait to see how the rest of our year is going to turn out,” Cloe Quintana said.

Their next meet is Tuesday, Jan. 15, at 6 p.m. against the Lowell Red Devils at home.