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Wildcat sophomore Kelly Maier soars high above the balance beam at last Friday night's sectional meet at the high school gym. Maier tied for ninth with a score of 8.55 to help the Cats qualify for this weekend's WIAA state tournament in Wisconsin Rapids. Bob Burrows photos

Gymnasts make it 14 straight to state

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The tradition continues.

The Wildcat gymnastics team, under first-year coaches Rachel Paulson and Lauren Brathol, qualified for its 14th straight WIAA State Gymnastics Tournament Friday, Feb. 22 by finishing second at the sectional meet in River Falls.


The Cats finished with a total score of 138.725, just behind sectional champion Rice Lake/Cumberland's score of 138.825.

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Bob Burrows
Bob Burrows has been sports editor at the River Falls Journal since 1996 and at the Hudson Star-Observer since 2009. Prior to joining the Journal, Burrows served as sports editor with Ledger Publications in Balsam Lake, Wis. A native of Bayonne, N.J. and a U.S. Navy veteran, Burrows attended Marquette University before completing his studies at UW-River Falls in 1992.
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