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GIRLS’ GYMNASTICS SECTIONALS

Barnstable, North Andover victorious in gymnastics

HUDSON — Disbelief crossed every Algonquin gymnast’s face as the final team results were announced at Saturday’s South Sectional meet. The reigning state champions for two years running placed fifth, one spot short of a trip to the state meet.

The Tomahawks’ score of 142.75 would have been enough to qualify last year, but this time around, the top four scores were all better than 2012’s best. Perfection, or close to it, was necessary to get to the states.

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