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Area HS Gymnastics Preview Capsules

Preview capsules fo area high school gymnastics teams that responded to The Courant's request for information. [Compiled by Colin McDonough]

CCC

GLASTONBURY

Last year: 8-0

Coach: Leslie McInerney

Top players: Amanda Scanlon, sr., Lauren McCormick, sr., Brianne Sells sr., Victoria Karl, fr., Taylor Duchesneau, fr., Ashley Scanlon, so., Sydney Scannell, jr.

A note: Glastonbury has won back to back Class LL championships and finished third in New England last year. Amanda Scanlon and Lauren McCormick will look to make First Team All State again in All Around competition. The Tomahawks lost two starters from last year's team.

HALL-WEST HARTFORD

Last year: 0-6

Coach: Laurie Scinto

Top players: Gaby Palmeri, so., Jamie Hodge, fr.,

A note: Hall will look to rebuild using its youth. Coach Laurie Scinto hopes freshman Jamie Hodge can provide the Warriors with a spark in the All Around competition.

CONARD-WEST HARTFORD

Last year: 5-3

Coach: Laurie Scinto

Top players: Shannon Bouvier, sr., Taylor Hadra, sr., Katie Newton, sr., Amanda Sloan, sr., Jackie Palermo, so., Katie Berry, so., Emani Cruz, so.

A note: Bouvier, Hadra and Newton are coming off First Team All State seasons. Sloan received Second Team All State honors. Conard is primed for a big season with a lot of experience returning.

FARMINGTON

Last year: 2-4

Coach: Dawn Battista

Top players; Allie Lukas, sr., Elise Montes, sr., Gabriella Lester, jr., Rowena Kosher, so., Alli Culos Lavier, jr., Caroline Deakin, jr., Katie Ray, jr., Jennifer Geyer, jr.

A note: Lester was an NHSGA All American Woman last season and holds the school record in every event.

SHORELINE

HADDAM-KILLINGWORTH/HALE RAY/OLD SAYBROOK CO-OP

Coach: Carl Cavrell

Top players: Sammie LeMire, jr.

A note: LeMire qualified for the State Open in the All Around competition last year.

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