Milbank Gymnasts Overcome Diversity of Challenges to Win Top Places
Varsity Amber Fraasch, head coach of the MHS gymnastics team says, “Unfortunately, the team is still battling illness and injury. Aubrey Fraasch and Gemma Street were the only gymnasts able to attend the dual meet on January 10 at Hendricks (Minnesota). “Fortunately,” she says, “they both had a great... Read more
Fraasch, Mathews, and Street Soar at Sisseton
Milbank Area gymnasts started the second half of their season on Saturday, January 8. Seven gymnasts were scheduled to compete, but due to illness and injury, only three made the trip to Sisseton. Madison Mathews and Aubrey Fraasch competed for the varsity squad, and Gemma Street was the lone junior... Read more
Yamaura and Mathews Boost Team To Highest-Ever Opening Season Score
The Milbank Area gymnastics team opened their 2021-2022 season at the Sisseton-Wahpeton Triangular on November 30. Amber Fraasch, head coach of the Lady Bulldogs,says, “We were down one gymnast, but seniors Madison Mathews and Dani Yamaura decided to start their final season with rock-solid performances. Both hit all four... Read more
Milbank Gymnasts Celebrate a Season of Records
The Milbank High School gymnastics team celebrated an outstanding 2020-2021 season with an awards ceremony on Monday, March 1. The 2020-2021 team now holds five of the top seven team scores in school history, including the second (133.000), fourth (132.050), fifth (131.750), sixth (131.600), and seventh (131.475) high scores. The team record of 134.325 points... Read more
Lady Bulldogs Place Seventh at State Gymnastics Meet
The MHS gymnastics team attended South Dakota’s 2021 state gymnastics meet in Watertown on Friday, February 12. Milbank accumulated 129.325 points to claim seventh place in the Class A bracket. The meet, normally a two-day event with Class A and AA teams competing together on Friday and Class A and AA individuals competing on Saturday, was modified... Read more
MHS junior Dani Yamaura is The Valley Express Who’s That Bulldog? for the Lady Bulldogs gymnastics team. She is the daughter of Vince and Amy Yamaura. Dani began gymnastics when she was three years old when her mom signed her up for the summer gymnastics recreation program in Milbank. “I remember... Read more
Lady Bulldogs Go to State Gymnastics Meet on Friday
The MHS gymnastics team is headed to the South Dakota State Class A meet on February 12. The Lady Bulldogs punched their ticket by completing outstanding performances at the Region 1A meet and satisfying pre-qualification standards. The top nine Class A teams advance to the state tournament. At the regional... Read more
Gymnasts Soar to Second Highest Team Score of Season
The Lady Bulldogs’ gymnastics team ended their regular season with the second highest team score of the season at the Deuel Invitational on Saturday, January 30. Milbank tallied 132.050 points.  “We may not have the school record (yet) but this team can boast four of the top six team scores in... Read more
Milbank Gymnasts Compete with Full Lineup
The Milbank gymnastics team competed for the first time this season with a full lineup. The six members traveled to the 11-team Watertown Invitational on Saturday, January 23.   “I was excited to have the whole varsity team compete together and can’t wait to see what they can do as a... Read more
State Gymnastics Meet Makes Big Changes
Watertown will host the state high school gymnastics competition on February 12-13. Fans and competitors will see major changes to the traditional format, and the 2021 meet will not feature a formal awards ceremony. Instead of a two-day event with one day for the individual competition and the next... Read more