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DL Gymnasts keep rolling; Okeson wins all-around title

The top-ranked Laker gymnasts won for the sixth time in six meets defeating Little Falls 144.325 - 115.250 Tuesday. Cora Okeson led the Lakers winning the all-around title with a score of 35.175. Detroit Lakes recorded the top score on all four a...

The top-ranked Laker gymnasts won for the sixth time in six meets defeating Little Falls 144.325 - 115.250 Tuesday.

Cora Okeson led the Lakers winning the all-around title with a score of 35.175.

Detroit Lakes recorded the top score on all four apparatus and did so with four different gymnasts.

Lexi Yliniemi scored a 9.4 on vault.

Molly Lyngaas had the top performance on uneven parallel bars.

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Thia Olds scored an 8.45 to win on balance beam.

Emma Disse’s floor excerise score of 9.375 gave the Lakers a sweep of all four events.

Okeson outdueled the Flyers’ Sarah Stout and Suzy Smith for the all-around title.

The No. 1A Lakers continue a three-meet road trip with meets at Princeton Saturday, Jan. 10 and at Moorhead Tuesday, Jan. 13.

DL hosts thier only home meet before the last week of January versus Park Rapids, Thursday, Jan. 15 at 6 p.m. at the Minnesota Flyers Gymnasium before ending the season with two home meets.

The Lakers will defend their title hosting the Section 8A champioships Saturday, Feb. 14 at 11 a.m. at Ralph Anderson Gymnasium.

Laker results

Detroit Lakes at Little Falls, Tuesday, Jan. 6

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Detroit Lakes 144.325, Little Falls 115.250

Vault: 1-Lexi Yliniemi (DL) 9.4, 5t-Sarah Stout (LF) 8.45, 5t-Suzy Smith (LF) 8.45, 7-Hailey Claseman 8.4, 8-Kailey Langner (LF) 8.2, 9-Gabby Desmet 7.75
Uneven Parallel Bars: 1-Molly Lyngaas (DL), 6-Stout 7.2, 7-Kali Schirmers (LF) 6.75, 8-Smith 5.0, 9-DeSmet 4.85, 10-Claseman 4.1
Balance Beam: 1-Thia Olds (DL) 8.45, 5-Smith 8.0, 6-Stout 7.3, 7-Claseman 6.95, 8-Langner 6.25, 9-Alexandra Becker 5.7
Floor Exercise: 1-Emma Disse (DL) 9.375, 5-Stout 8.6, 7-Smith 7.35, 8-Claseman 7.05, 9-Langner 6.45, 10-DeSmet 5.5
All-Around: 1-Cora Okeson (DL) 35.175, 2-Stout 31.550, 3-Smith 28.8, 5-Claseman 26.5, 6-Langner 20.9

Statistics courtesy Brainerd Dispatch

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Robert Williams has been a sports editor for Forum Communications in Perham and Detroit Lakes since 2011.
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