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A changing of the guard occurred in Perham Saturday, when the Yellowjackets were knocked off the top podium spot for the first time in 12 years and placed no gymnasts in the top-four all-around. Left to right: Emma Disse, Hannah Wendel, Molly Lyngaas and three-time champ Rachelle LeBlanc.

Lakers take section title from Perham


PERHAM - After 11 years as the Section 8A champions, the Perham Yellowjackets’ run in that capacity is over.

The Detroit Lakes gymnasts piled on 148.425 points to win the title Saturday.

Perham scored their highest marks of the year with a 146.8.

The balance beam made for an interesting beginning and end to the meet.

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Robert Williams
Robert has been the Sports Editor for the Focus since 2010 covering multiple state and national championship teams and is a mainstay at state tournaments each season covering the successful, athletic programs of Perham and New York Mills High Schools.
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