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.
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.
(results from CIACsports.com)
All-Around Champion: Erin Malone, Southington
State Team Champion: Woodstock Academy
State Team Runner-Up: Southington
(results from my trusty reporter’s notebook)
All-Around Champion: Kim Stewart, Nauset
State Team Champion: Barnstable
State Team Runner-Up: Sharon
(results from NHIAA)
All-Around Champion: Kaylee Pacunas, Pinkerton
State Team Champion: Salem
State Team Runner-Up: Bishop Guertin
(results from RIHSS)
All-Around Champion: Nicole Silva, Barrington
Division I Team Champion: North Kingstown
Division II Champion: Exeter/West Greenwich
(results from the Burlington Free-Press)
All-Around Champion: Courtney Gleason, Essex
State Team Champion: Essex
State Team Runner-Up: Champlain Valley