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West Allis girls claim gymnastics dual victory

Local team looks for fast finish to season

Feb. 4, 2014

Although the West Allis gymnastics season so far may seem a bit slow-paced, the team is hoping for a fast finish.

The local squad downed Shorewood in a dual meet on Jan. 29 in its first action in two weeks.

"This season may seem slow and not like much to the outside eye," head coach Amanda Kohnke said, "but we are going to end this season so strongly! I see so much improvement in skills, and it is very exciting."

West Allis won the dual despite having just four girls available. Haley Gagliano and Gabby Raab are still out with injuries.

"They are slowly working their way back into the gym," Kohnke said. "I am really hoping to have one, if not both, for our conference meet (on Feb. 21)."

Picking up some of the slack was Sydnee Tomczak, who won the all-around and was solid on every event, the coach said.

"It is great having such a strong sophomore," Kohnke said. "I see great things in her future."

West Allis met Brookfield on Feb. 5 and will welcome Port Washington at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 12 for another dual.

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