By Adam Ganz (Sports Correspondent).
The Sharon High gymnastics team won this season’s Hockomock League title at Metro South Gymnastics on February 6th.
Led by Coach Dyann Zenga, the team was very successful in Hockomock League matches and versus other teams from around the state. After beating then-undefeated Attleboro and Mansfield on January 16th and 18th, the Eagles carried on to be 6-0.
Senior Pami Greenstein says this year’s team is more relaxed than previous years. “We know what we need to do and we do it, there’s no question about it,” said Greenstein.
Sophomore Ariana Chabot says that a big key to success is the team’s dynamic. “I knew our team has always been pretty strong together, we have always supported and helped each other out. We like to spend time together at the gym and we just try to do our best so I think the atmosphere of the team has always been positive,” she said.
In a meet with Mansfield, the Eagles took a 0.4 lead over the Hornets, giving them a win at the meet by a score of 140.9-140.5.
As many great teams know, a season’s work brings upon great struggles. For the Gymnastics team, that included losing captain Rachel Greene.
“The biggest struggle this season was probably when our captain Rachel Greene injured her heel at our first meet,” said Greenstein.
Greene says that s a very skill and routine based sport, gymnastics is very difficult. “The biggest struggle this season was becoming consistent in our routines so that we were getting high team scores at every meet,” she said.
With their only loss to Shrewsbury, the team exceled this season, as the only undefeated team in the Hockomock League. On their way to their third Hockomock League win in the last four years, the Gymnastics team has been able to win by close margins and continue their success.
Lead by captains Jessica Stead, Rachel Greene, and Natalie Maidment, “the team looks forward to Sectionals, and we hope to finish off the season strong,” said Stead.
As one of the smaller teams in Sharon High, team dynamics and bonding are important to their success.
“Having a small team facilitates the tight-knit community that has contributed to our success,” Stead added.
The team looks forward to continuing their seasons success at this years Sectionals.