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Willmar junior Stephanie Thompson is on her way to scoring 8.4 on the uneven bars at the Cardinals season opener vs. Melrose Tuesday in Willmar. Tribune photo by Rand Middleton

Gymnastics Roundup: Mighty Melrose topples Willmar


WILLMAR — The West Central Conference multi-year champion Melrose Dutchmen were already in good form at the Kennedy gym Tuesday, scoring 144.525 to Willmar’s 135.625 in the season opener.

The Dutchmen return all five starters from last year’s section champion and Class A runners-up to New Prague.

Lydia Butkowski scored 37.225 to win all-around with Jailyn Brinkman just behind with a 37.125.

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