Much to my delight, I’ve been covering a lot of high school gymnastics since I started my high school sports writing gigs with the Boston Herald and the Peabody/Lynnfield Weekly News. I love writing about gymnastics, so it leads to a lot of “I get paid to do this?” moments of amazement. It’s pretty wonderful. I have met so many incredible gymnasts, coaches and parents over the past few months, and I’m grateful they have been so welcoming.

Barnstable on floor exercise at the South Sectional on Feb. 23, 2013.

Barnstable on floor exercise at the South Sectional on Feb. 23, 2013.

The New England championships for girls high school gymnastics are this upcoming Saturday, March 9th at Algonquin High School in Northboro, MA (also home of the only Wegmans in Massachusetts.) Each state will send their top two teams and the top six gymnastics on the all-around and each event.

In preparation, I’ve put together a list of the all-around champions and top two teams from each particpating state.  (Thanks for my Maine high school sports gurus @JeffMaineSports, @MattyinMaine and @MikeLowePPH for letting me know Maine no longer sponsors high school gymnastics.) This doesn’t mean these teams or gymnasts will necessarily compete on March 9th, but it’s a good list to have published somewhere.

Connecticut

(results from CIACsports.com)

All-Around Champion: Erin Malone, Southington

State Team Champion: Woodstock Academy

State Team Runner-Up: Southington

Massachusetts

(results from my trusty reporter’s notebook)

All-Around Champion: Kim Stewart, Nauset

State Team Champion: Barnstable

State Team Runner-Up: Sharon

New Hampshire

(results from NHIAA)

All-Around Champion: Kaylee Pacunas, Pinkerton

State Team Champion: Salem

State Team Runner-Up: Bishop Guertin

Rhode Island

(results from RIHSS)

All-Around Champion: Nicole Silva, Barrington

Division I Team Champion: North Kingstown

Division II Champion: Exeter/West Greenwich

Vermont

(results from the Burlington Free-Press)

All-Around Champion: Courtney Gleason, Essex

State Team Champion: Essex

State Team Runner-Up: Champlain Valley