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Gymnasts ready to go after holiday break

A three-week hiatus from competition did not deter the #3-ranked and defending Class A state champion Yellowjacket gymnastics team as they returned to action with a big win over Park Rapids, 141-104.925.

Perham took four of the top five all-around finishes. Satera Montella won her third consecutive all-around title with a score of 35.25. She was first on vault, 9.25, and balance beam, 9.35. She added a third place finish, 8.75, on floor exercise.

Yellowjackets were tops in all four events.

Alexis Peichel's 9.1 was the highest score on uneven bars. Jordan Martinson, 8.75, was runner up.

Martinson won the floor exercise with a routine worthy of a score of 9.3. Peichel was second with an 8.9.

Perham swept the top five finishes in three of the four events.

Park Rapids' Emily Klingenberg spoiled the sweep with a third place finish on vault, 8.725.

Klingenberg was the only Panther in the top five all-around. She finished fourth.

Martinson, Peichel and Justine Meyer were the three Yellowjackets behind leader Montella in the final standings.

Perham travels to the Princeton Invitational this Saturday before a big showdown in Detroit Lakes with their section rivals, the Lakers, Friday, Jan. 20.

Perham defeated Detroit Lakes in Perham in the fourth meet of the year, Jan. 10.

Perham 141.00, Park Rapids 104.925


1. Satera Montella (Per) 9.25, 2. Jada Halbakken (Per) 8.95, 3. Emily Klingenberg (PR) 8.725, 4. Justine Meyer (Per) 8.6, 5. Jordan Martinson (Per) 8.55, 6. Madison Peichel (Per) 8.50.

Jackets 35.35, Panthers 32.525

Uneven Bars

1. Alexis Peichel (Per) 9.1, 2. Jordan Martinson (Per) 8.75, 3. Justine Meyer (Per) 8.65, 4. Adrienne Meyer (Per) 8.4, 5. Satera Montella (Per) 7.9

Jackets 34.90, Panthers 22.80

Balance Beam

1. Satera Montella (Per) 9.35, T-2. Justine Meyer (Per), Alexis Peichel (Per) 8.9, 4. Jordan Martinson (Per) 8.35, 5. Adrienne Meyer (Per) 8.0.

Jackets 35.50, Panthers 22.15

Floor Exercise

1. Jordan Martinson (Per) 9.3, 2. Alexis Peichel (Per) 8.9, 3. Satera Montella (Per) 8.75, 4. Justine Meyer (Per) 8.3, 5. Adrienne Meyer (Per) 8.25.

Jackets 35.25, Panthers 27.45


1. Satera Montella (Per) 35.25, 2. Jordan Martinson (Per) 34.95, 3. Justine Meyer (Per) 34.45, 4. Emily Klingenberg (PR) 29.175, 5. Alexis Peichel (Per) 26.90.

Robert Williams

Sports Editor at the Detroit Lakes Tribune. Williams worked prior as the Sports Editor in Perham for the Focus, a Forum Communications newspaper, from 2010-14. 

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