Girls Gymnastics

AURORA | Another fantastic year of prep sports took place around Aurora in 2017, which was highlighted by a sweep of the Class 5A boys team and individual state golf championships. Here are some of the finest moments from the second half of a year that saw a combined 18 state championships plus 28 runner-up finishes for Aurora prep teams and individuals.

THORNTON | By the most razor thin of margins — as little as a slight wobble or extra hop — the Overland gymnastics team saw the Class 5A state championship get away Thursday. The Trailblazers closed with a flourish in the second half of the meet at Thornton High School, but ended up behind Pomona by just an agonizing 0.025 of a point in the closest state meet in recent memory.

The bar (and bars) will be a lot higher for the Overland gymnastics team this week. Coming off a regional championship-winning performance that coach Lisa Sparrow thought was a bit down because of the lack of a real challenger, the Trailblazers — a co-op team of gymnasts from schools all around Aurora — aim to get back on track at the Nov. 2-4 Class 5A state meet.

THORNTON | Through video study and talking with her coaches, Christie Yee knew her floor exercise could be better the second time around at the Class 5A state gymnastics meet. The Cherokee Trail student — who competes for the Overland co-op gymnastics team — cleaned things up for her performance in the event in Saturday’s individual event finals at Thornton High School and came home with a state championship.

THORNTON | Top 15 results from the individual event finals session of the 2016 Class 5A state gymnastics meet contested on Nov. 5, 2016, at Thornton High School. Aurora athletes bold and uppercased: Courtney Oakes is Aurora Sentinel Sports Editor. Reach him at 303-750-7555 or Twitter: @aurorasports. FB: Aurora Prep Sentinel 2016 CLASS 5A […]

THORNTON | The Overland co-op gymnastics team came into Thursday’s Class 5A state meet undefeated and posted its best score of the season in the competition at Thornton High School. It wasn’t quite enough for the Trailblazers, who exceeded coach Lisa Sparrow’s expectations, but a fully healthy Pomona team had a little too much individual firepower in winning its second straight state title.