The Morris Area gymnastics team closed out the regular season with dual meets versus Marshall at home and at Paynesville.
On Tuesday, Jan. 20, the varsity team scored a season-high team total, but fell to the Marshall Tigers 131.75-116.9 on parents' night.
Coach Trent Oberg said that since it was a non-conference, as well as a non-section meet, the girls were under less pressure and were able to have fun with their routines.
"It was a very positive meet with a lot of energy and enthusiasm," said Oberg. "We saw new tricks from many of the gymnasts."
Michelle Jipson stuck her beam routine giving her a personal-best score of 8.0. She also scored a personal-best of 8.35 on vault.
Larissa Schmidgall scored a personal-best score of 5.2 on bars. She also scored a personal-best of 24.85 in all-around competition.
Katie Huot stuck her beam routine and achieved a personal-best score of 31.25 and took fourth place in all-around competition.
Rachel Moser tied her personal-best with a 6.85 on beam.
Larissa Schmidgall scored a personal-best of 24.85 in all-around competition.
In junior varsity competition, the Tigers defeated Marshall 80.2-33.7.
Michaela Jarvis competed on vault for the first time and scored a 3.3.
Abby Travis competed on vault for the first time and scored a 4.7. It was also her first competition on bars, where she scored a 2.0. Travis stuck her beam routine giving her a personal-best score of 5.4. She performed in all events for the first time, scoring a total of 14.8 in all-around competition.
Amanda Moser scored a personal-best of 4.4 on bars.
Risa Fehr recorded a personal-best score of 4.0 on bars. In her first time competing in floor she scored a 2.8.
Kendra Buro scored a 2.4 in her first time competing on bars.
On Thursday, Jan. 22, the Tigers traveled to Paynesville for their last dual meet of the season, falling to the Bulldogs 116.03-110.13.
Coach Oberg said it was a rough night for the Tigers.
"We were down - illness, nagging injuries, the blahs," he said. "It was not what we wanted to have happen."
A couple varsity highlights included Larissa Schmidgall scoring a personal-best on bars with a 5.5 and Paige Schieler scoring a personal-best on bars with a 6.5.
The junior varsity was defeated 95-86.6.
Many personal-best scores were recorded including Travis on vault with a 6.7 and on bars with a 2.8; Cammi Aanerud on bars with a 4.9; Kendra Buro on bars with a 3.2; Kendra Dalseide on beam with a 4.6; Amanda Moser on beam with a 5.5; Risa Fehr on floor with a 3.9; and Caroline Fritz tied her's with a 6.8 on beam.
Hailey Kotts competed in all-around and achieved a personal-best score of 22.9.
Travis improved her all-around scored to a 17.3.