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Lakers back up ranking, defeat Jackets at home

Jordan Martinson performs on floor exercise in Friday's match-up at Detroit Lakes. Brian Basham/Forum News Service

DETROIT LAKES — Despite defeating No.4A Detroit Lakes twice earlier in the season, the No. 5A Yellowjacket gymnasts have been ranked lower than the Lakers all year in the coaches association polls.

Detroit Lakes backed up their ranking at home with a 148.0 - 142.95 victory over Perham Friday evening.

This year’s results have been true to form to last season as both teams have defeated each other at home and head down the final stretch of the season to a testy rematch for a state berth in mid-February.

Perham’s two wins came at the season-opening Jackie Mann Invitational and a 144.25 - 143.575 dual victory December 20 at home..

The Lakers’ Molly Lyngaas was the all-around champion in that meet and repeated the effort Friday night.

Lyngaas nearly swept all four events winning on vault, bars and floor exercise, finishing runner-up to Laker teammate Emma Disse on beam.

Disse finished second in the all-around with a score of 37.375. Lyngaas’ winning score was 37.75.

A trio of Yellowjackets finished third through fifth: Ashley Hokanson (35.4) in third, followed by  Jordan Martinson (35.175), and Lexi Peichel (34.8).

Detroit Lakes dominated each event taking the top three scores on balance beam, uneven bars and floor exercise, while accumulating the top four scores on vault.

Perham’s top finishes on each apparatus were:

Ashley Hokanson (9.325) and Sydney Bahls (9.225) fourth and sixth place on vault.

Carly Breitenfeldt (8.85) fourth on beam and the only Perham gymnast in the top six.

Jordan Martinson finished in a three-way tie for second place on bars with a 9.2 to match Disse and DL’s Leah Chavez. Adrienne Meyer scored a 9.15 for fifth place.

Hokanson and Meyer placed fourth and fifth on floor with a 9.275 and 9.15, respectively.

DL and Perham will not meet again until the Section 8A meet in Perham Feb. 15 where the Lakers will attempt to dethrone the Yellowjackets, who have owned the section for the past 11 years.


Detroit Lakes 148.0, Perham 142.95


1) 9.6 Molly Lyngaas (DL)

2) 9.45 Lexi Yliniemi (DL)

3) 9.375 Ally Berg (DL)

4) 9.325 Emma Disse (DL)

4) 9.325 Ashley Hokanson(PER)

6) 9.225 Sydney Bahls (PER)

Balance Beam

1) 9.35 Emma Disse (DL)

2) 9.2 Molly Lyngaas (DL)

3) 8.9 Cora Okeson (DL)

4) 8.85 Carly Breitenfeldt (PER)

5) 8.8 Ashley Hokanson (DL)

6) 8.55 Jordyn Peterson (DL)

Uneven Bars

1) 9.45 Molly Lyngaas (DL)

2) 9.2 Emma Disse (DL)

2) 9.2 Leah Chavez (DL)

2) 9.2 Jordan Martinson (PER)

5) 9.15 Adrienne Meyer (PER)

6) 8.9 Cora Okenson (DL)

Floor Exercise

1) 9.5 Molly Lyngaas (DL)

1) 9.5 Emma Disse (DL)

3) 9.4 Ally Berg (DL)

4) 9.275 Ashley Hokanson (PER)

5) 9.15 Adrienne Meyer (PER)

6) 9.1 Jordyn Peterson (DL)


1) 37.75 Molly Lyngaas (DL)

2) 37.375 Emma Disse (DL)

3) 35.4 Ashley Hokanson (PER)

4) 35.175 Jordan Martinson (PER)

5) 34.8 Lexi Peichel (PER)

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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