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2016-2017 School Year
2016-2017 Team Photo: Players' Names were not listed inthe 2017 South Yearbook.

The 2016-2017 Minneapolis gymnastics teams had an unexpected change at the coaches met in last October.  It was announced that the Edison/Henry/North team would no longer field a team.  The major question was where would the gymnasts participate?  After the meeting, it was decided that South would welcome the gymnasts from the northside trio of schools, as well as maintaining the cooperative with Roosevelt.  This shrunk the conference to only three schools. The new squad went by the acronym “HERS.” 

Head Coach Gabrielle Stickney and her assistants, Lucy Hennen, Molly Hillenbrand and Sarah Stoven, had the task of combining these five schools into one cohesive team.

The first meet of the season was the Twin City Preview where the teams in Minneapolis and St. Paul would compete to demonstrate the skills of the teams’ individuals.  HERS finished in fourth place, scoring 115.8 points. HERS’s Sophie Truen placed third in both the Floor Exercise and Vault.

The team opened their season with the St. Paul cross-over series.  The first meet was against St. Paul Johnson.  The Tigers won 111.425-93.36.  JV HERS also won, 86.6-80.2. It was a good meet even though we did not have the whole team.

The second meet in the series was against Highland Park.  The Tigers fell 126.45-101.2. The HERS had a number of gymnasts out with injuries and being sick. Highland's JV won also with 76.75-55.6. The HERS JV did not have any participants in the vault.

This was the HERS home meet and it was parent night. The team gave thanks to all the parents who support the team. The varsity girls scored 117.15 winning over Como Park 59.45. Sophie Truen was the top all-around scorer with 32.225. The JV girls also won 74.85-2.6.

Against Como Park, HERS scored the highest score in four year (based on South records), defeating Central 123.225-122.875. It was a great meet and all the girls did a wonderful job. The JV fell to Central 104.8-78.1.