The Milbank Lady Bulldogs captured fifth place during the team competition of the State Class A gymnastics meet Friday, February 9, at the Watertown Civic Arena.
The locals wrapped up the day with 128.8.80 points. Deuel broke a four-year state title run by Madison by outscoring them by over two points. Deuel earned the State Class A title with 144.675, and Madison scored 142.45. Madison won the state Class A title for 16 consecutive years from 1995-2010. Deuel then won the state title the next three years, from 2011-2013. Madison took the title back and held that position from 2014-2017.
Rounding out the team scores were Parkston-Ethan-Hanson, third, 130.40; Hot Springs, fourth, 129.65; Vermillion, sixth, 127.65; Chamberlain, seventh, 127.40; Wagner-Bon Homme, eighth, 126.85, and West Central, ninth, 120.85.
Milbank team pictured, back row, left to right, Joci McFarland, Maddie Gustafson, Mya Johanson, Mackenzie Weinkauf, Christina Lusk, Jodi DeVaal, Emily Dornbusch, Tori Hooth, Greta Snaza and Dani Yamaura. Front row, assistant coach Karla DeVaal, assistant coach Amy Yamaura, head coach Amber Fraasch, and assistant coach Stacey Weinkauf.