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Metro high school gymnastics and nordic skiing preview capsules

GYMNASTICS

Moorhead

Coach: Toni Kleber (22nd season)

Last season: silver academic award

Who's gone: Lesley Buegel

Key returners: Hannah Jastram, Sr.; Riley Kvalevog, Jr.; Paityn Ness, F.; Kellie Kahler, F.

Coach's comments: "We are excited to have our program back at Moorhead High for the first time in 17 years. We have 10 new gymnasts on our team this year and I look for Lily Mathern, Morgan Shekore and Mady Dahl to be varsity contributors. With more depth then we have had in recent years our outlook is positive. The Spud gymnastics team are working hard and are excited about the upcoming season. We appreciate all the support from our school district, alumni and community, who helped bring our program back home."

Fargo North-South

Coach: Kyrstin Filip (second season)

Who's gone: Maris Peterson

Key returners: Jada Person, Jr.; Mackenzie Rhode, So.

Coach's comments: "This season we have many new girls who have joined or moved to the high school level. We currently have two Fargo North and four Fargo South competitors."

Fargo Davies

Coach: Kyrstin Filip (second season)

Who's gone: Hattie Gompf

Key returners: Anna Suppes, Sr.; Regan Berg, So.

Coach's comments: "I am very excited to see how this year turns out. We currently have 15 Davies competitors."

NORDIC SKIING

Moorhead

Coach: Tom Dooher (third season)

Last season: Girls finished third, boys finished sixth in the section, Kate Ludwig and Sofie Overturf qualified for state meet

Who's gone: Ryan Kashmark, Eric Gibbons, Landon Litch, Kris Sando, Brooke Duncan, Megan Kelly, Grace Gibbons

Key returners: Michael Thibert, Sr.; Isaac Wicklund, Jr.; Dawson Strom, Jr.; Jack Lee, So.; Kate Ludwig, Sr.; Sofie Overturf, Sr.; Lexi Maddux, Sr.; Mickayla Allen, Sr.; Cassidy O'Meara, Jr.; Malery Selberg, Jr.

Coach's comments: "The entire coaching staff is excited to have 50 skiers on this year's team. Our group of skiers are high-achieving students, and we certainly see this same trait carrying over to their skiing. We had many of our skiers roller skiing this summer, which is a key ingredient for success in the winter. We believe that the sky is the limit in regard to our potential improvement by the time our section championships arrive in February."

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