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2011-2012 School Year
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2011-2012 Team Photo: Liliana Badertscher, Emma Montie, Rachel Kaplan, Kelsey Aylward, Irene Hennen, Zoe Bourgerie, Mary Kampa, Toni Bennett, Rachel Stiyer, Anna Landskroener, Lucy Hennen, Emily Kampa

Beginning in the 2011-2012 season, the Minneapolis and St. Paul schools began a round-robin system of meets with each other.  This was due to the lack of teams in each conference.  The teams begin the season with the non-conference meets and end with the conference opponents.

Coach Gabrielle Stickney and her assistants, Sarah Stoven, Zoe Foster and Rebekah Polland, prepared the gymnasts for one of the most strenuous season in the history of South gymnastics. Again, South and Roosevelt teamed up for the season.

South/Roosevelt opened the season at the Twin City Preview.  The Tigers hoped this was a sign of good things to come because South won the meet scoring 122 points. St. Paul Highland Park was second with 117.55.

The team opened the dual meet season against St. Paul Johnson.  This was a good opener for the Tigers.  Both teams seemed to be evenly matched.  South won 112.275-104.

The second meet was also a victory.  St. Paul Como Park fell 110.155-94.7.  The Tigers continued their winning streak against St. Paul Highland Park.  This was the closest meet of the year so far, with South coming ahead 124.95-124.875.  South ended the non-conference portion of the season against St. Paul Central.  The Tigers continued their unbeaten streak against the St. Paul schools winning 124.7-110.65.

The South/Roosevelt squad opened the conference season against Edison/Henry/North.  The Northside schools were no match for the Tigers, losing 113.56-68.075.  The second conference meet was against Washburn.  Again, the Tigers won, 125.85-106.075.  The extended their winning streak to six meets.

The Tigers ended the season against defending champion Southwest.  The Lakers had South’s number the last few year.  This year, South/Roosevelt ended up taking the regular-season championship, winning 128-114.375.                                                                                                                  

The Conference Meet was held February 9.  South/Roosevelt was the favorite and did not disappoint their fans.  South won scoring 127.7 points.  Southwest finished second.

South was placed in Region 5AA during the offseason.  South scored a season-high 129.725 points, but finished fifth in a very tough region.  However, eighth-grader Mary Kampa qualified for the state meet in the vault.  She placed 31st and looks to improve during her next four years.