The Perham Yellowjackets and the Detroit Lakes Lakers continue to bring the best out of each other whenever they get together during the 2019-20 season. The trend continued when the Lakers earned a narrow 144.625-144.40 victory over the Yellowjackets.

In their first dual meet of the season, Detroit Lakes earned a very slim 139.575 to 139.525 victory over Perham. The two teams raised the bar with the score, but once again, Detroit Lakes continued to hold the edge on Perham.

Perham senior Jada Olsen won the all-around competition and captured two individual event wins, while Detroit Lakes’ Jackson Hegg won the other two events and was a close second in the all-around, behind Olsen.

Olsen captured the individual title with a 38.175, while Hegg finished with a 38.05. Dena Fischer was third for Perham at 36.10 and Jerzie Horner finished fourth for Detroit Lakes with a 35.275.

Detroit Lakes earned narrow victories on three of the four events, while Perham was victorious on the beam, posting a 36.575. Perham’s best score of the night came on the vault with a 36.8.

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Olsen was nearly perfect on the vault when she hit for a 9.90. She captured the individual title in the event that featured several high scores. Avery McAllister finished with a 9.30, while Fischer finished with an 8.85. Breahna Rodewald ended with an 8.75 and Amber Teberg closed with an 8.70.

Olsen was first on the bars with a 9.55, capturing the second event for Perham. Fischer finished second with a 9.475. Kassidy Kovar was sixth at 8.375, while Teberg came in with a 7.55 and McCallister hit for a 7.55. Perham finished with a 34.95 on the bars, which was its lowest score of the duel.

Perham hit for a 36.75 on the beam for the team win. Olsen was second overall at 9.35, while McAllister came in with a 9.25 for third. Rodewald came in fourth at 9.20 and in seventh was Fischer at 8.775. Steph Bernstetter came in with a 7.15 for the Yellowjackets.

Perham closed out the meet on the floor with a 36.075, which was its third highest score on the night. Olsen came in second at 9.357, while McAllister was third with a score of 9.125. Fischer finished with a 9.00 for fourth, while Bernstetter came in with an 8.575, while Rodewald finished with an 8.425.

The Yellowjackets will be in action with the annual True Team Championships in Melrose on Jan. 25.

Detroit Lakes 144.625, Perham 144.40
Individual Results
1 Jada Olsen, PER, 38.175; 2 Jackson Hegg, DL, 38.05; 3 Dena Fischer, PER, 36.10; 4 Jerzie Horner, DL, 35.275; 5 Avery McAllister, PER, 35.225; 6 Gabby Whitworth, DL, 35.15;
1 Jada Olsen, PER, 9.90; 2 Jackson Hegg, DL, 9.35; 3 Gabby Whitworth, DL, 9.35; 4 Avery McAllister, PER, 9.30; 5 Jerzie Horner, DL, 9.175; 6 Ava Funk, DL, 9.075; 7 Dena Fischer, PER, 8.85; 8 Breahna Rodewald, PER, 8.75; 9 Amber Teberg, PER, 8.70; 10 Jordan Ehnert, DL, 8.60.
1 Jada Olsen, PER, 9.55; 2 Dena Fischer, PER, 9.475; 3 Jackson Hegg, DL, 9.475; 4 Jerzie Horner, DL, 8.950; 5 Gabby Whitworth, DL, 8.65; 6 Kassidy Kovar, PER, 8.375; 7 Jordan Ehnert, DL, 8.30; 8 Amber Teberg, PER, 7.55; 9 Avery McAllister, PER, 7.55; 10 Ava Funk, DL, 6.95.
1 Jackson Hegg, DL, 9.70; 2 Jada Olsen, PER, 9.35; 3 Avery McAllister, PER, 9.25; 4 Breahna Rodewald, PER, 9.20; 5 Jordan Ehnert, DL, 9.175; 6 Skylar Nelson, DL, 8.975;7 Dena Fischer, 8.775; 8 Gabby Whitworth, DL, 8.20; 9 Jerzie Horner, PER, 8.15; 10 Steph Bernstetter, PER, 7.15.
1 Jackson Hegg, DL, 9.525; 2 Jada Olsen, PER, 9.375; 3 Avery McAllister, PER, 9.125; 4 Dena Fischer, PER, 9.00; 5 Jerzie Horner, DL, 9.00; 6 Gabby Whitworth, DL, 8.95; 7 Ari Leitheiser, DL, 8.775; 8 Taryn Wendt, DL, 8.75; 9 Steph Bernstetter, PER, 8.575; 10 Breahna Rodewald, PER, 8.425.

Yellowjackets climb up the rankings

The Perham gymnastics team has climbed up to No. 4 in the most recent Class A Gymnastic Rankings released on Jan. 22 by the Minnesota Gymnastics Coaches Association.

Perham sits on the heels of Melrose Area in the most recent rankings. Perham sits fourth with an average of 143.483, while Melrose Area is third at 144.167.

Melrose Area was moved into Section 8A this year, making it a thrilling three-team chase for the Section 8A Championship in Morris.

Detroit Lakes sits sixth in the most recent rankings at 142.542 and earned the narrow victory over Perham in their most recent dual meet.

Big Lake sits No. 1 in the most recent poll with a 146.258, while Mankato West is third at 144.425. Watertown-Mayer/Mound-Westonka sits in fifth at 143.358, rounding out the top five.