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Hornet gymnasts do well vs. Morris

The Frazee Hornet gymnastics team hosted the Morris Tigers Thursday, as they celebrated Parents Night.

The meet was very well balanced for the Hornets, as Emma Buhr, Jessica Irish and Tiffany Haugen were assisted by junior varsity competitor Montana Osterman to enable the Hornets to compete with the required four gymnasts.

Beam was the Hornets' first event and they began a little shakily, as Buhr and Osterman each incurred falls.

Osterman did compete a handstand for the first time and did it well, along with her jump up mount connected to a wolf jump.

"Both were great accomplishments for this first year gymnast," said Frazee head coach Amie Erickson on Osterman.

Haugen and Irish each stuck their routines, but all will work on being comfortable on the beam for next week's home meet.

Irish placed first with 7.4, Haugen second with a 6.8 and Buhr placed fourth, scoring a 6.55.

After a knee injury on Tuesday night, Irish was concerned about being able to perform well on floor, but floor routines went well for all Hornets.

Irish did incur pain, but was able to complete all her tumbling elements in capturing first place at 7.9.

Buhr again threw her back tuck out of her two back handsprings as well as completing her flyspring for her best of the season, placing third with a 7.6.

Haugen had been working on a new tumbling pass and although she had doubts as she took the floor, when her front tumbling pass time came, she threw a beautiful front tuck, front tuck pass in placing second with a 7.8.

"Her smile said it all," Erickson said. "Those are truly the moments a team and a coach live for."

Bars went well, as Osterman started the girls off with a consistent routine.

Buhr performed a very smooth routine and scored a 7.6 for third place.

Haugen kept the momentum going by grabbing second place at 7.8, and Irish continued to lead the girls with a very powerful bar routine, scoring 7.9 for first place.

Again Hornets dominated the vault, as Osterman improved her body positioning to score a 7.3.

Irish and Haugen each performed half on handspring half off vaults and tied for second with an 8.55.

Buhr also performed a half on handspring half off, squeezing out an 8.6 for first place.

All around scoring came in with Osterman at 17.6, Buhr earning third place with a 28.65, and Haugen earning second with a 29.75.

Irish earned first with a 30.95.

The next home meet is Thursday, against the LPGE Thunder.