As the defending state titlist, always-talented Camden Hills entered this year's high school championship meet with every intention of — when the dust settled — again standing on top of the podium.

However, while the Windjammers came ever so close to their repeat goal, they were edged by Kennebunk by a mere 0.35 of a point in the Maine High School Gymnastics Championships on Sunday afternoon, May 5 at the North Atlantic Gymnastics Academy inside the Penobscot Bay YMCA.

Besides topnotch competition on the balance beam, uneven parallel bars, floor exercise and vault, as well as all-around, the youngsters, who included high school and middle school gymnasts (even though it is called the high school championships), also participated in initiatives during down time between events. They were scored and a prize awarded at the end.

Schools from around the state were represented at the event, including area schools Camden Hills of Rockport, Oceanside of Rockland, Medomak Valley of Waldoboro, Homeschoolers of Maine of Hope and Islesboro.

The overall all-around team scores were: Kennebunk 105.65, Camden Hills 105.30, Thornton Academy of Saco102.35, Old Town 99.0, Skowhegan 98.2, Orono 96.7, Mount Abram of Strong 94.2, Lewiston 93.8, Brunswick 93.7, Morse of Bath 91.15, Cheverus of Portland 73.25, Saint Dominic Academy of Auburn 69.25, Messalonskee of Oakland 66.4, Hampden Academy 65.85, Gardiner 62.65, Lisbon of Lisbon Falls 61.55, Medomak Valley 54.6, Lawrence of Fairfield 36.35, Homeschoolers of Maine 36.35, Deering of Portland 36.15, Gorham 35.4, Cony of Augusta 34.75, Gray-New Gloucester 34.4, Bonny Eagle of Standish 33.6, Bangor Christian 32.5, North Yarmouth Academy 32.5, Lake Region 32.4, Mount Ararat of Topsham 32.00, Nokomis of Newport 30.45, Waterville 30.2, Winthrop 29.9, Maine Coast Waldorf School of Freeport 29.25, Biddeford 29.15, Brewer 28.65, Hermon 27.85, Winslow 27.400, Islesboro Central of East Corinth 25.4, Harpswell Coastal Academy 24.8, Bangor 24.2, Oceanside 22.1 and Boothbay Region 18.9.

The more specific team breakdown for area schools were: Camden Hills, 26.1 on vault (1st), 25.6 on bars (2nd), 25.65 on beam (1st), 27.95 on floor (1st) and 105.3 all-around; Medomak Valley, 15.8 on vault (17th), 10.0 on bars (17th), 14.1 on beam (18th), 14.7 on floor and 54.6 all-around; Homeschoolers of Maine, 8.4 on vault (25th), 8.8 on bars (19th), 9.55 on beam (20th), 9.6 on floor (18th) and 36.35 all-around; Islesboro Central School, 7.9 on vault (39th), 4.8 on bars (40th), 5.8 on beam (39th), 6.9 on floor (38th) and 25.4 all-around; and Oceanside, 8.4 on vault (27th), 5.9 on bars (32nd), no score on beam (41st), 7.8 on floor and 22.1 all-around.

The individual results for Midcoast-based gymnasts were:

Vault — 8, Isabella Barnes-Demers, CH, 8.8; 18, Abigail Hise, CH, 8.65; 20, Kate Kemper, CH, 8.65; 26, Audrey Scott, CH, 8.55; 35, Abbie Anderson, CH, 8.45; Kerrigan Smith, Home, 8.4; 41, Cadence Ankers, CH, 8.4; 44, Sarah White, Ocean, 8.4; 51, Arden Kondracki, Med, 8.3; 51, Chloe Burgess, CH, 8.3; 56, Elise Condon, CH, 8.2; 59, Audrey Strong, CH, 8.2; 66, Camden Contakos, CH, 8.1; 78, Sophia Jacobson, Isles, 7.9; 81, Miranda Yarosis, CH, 7.7; and 83, Grace McClean, Med, 7.5.

Bars — 6, Kerrigan Simth, Home, 8.8; 9, Audrey Scott, CH, 8.7; 11, Elise Condon, CH, 8.45; 12, Camden Contakos, CH, 8.45; 28, Abigail Hise, CH, 7.75; 44, Isabella Barnes-Demers, CH, 6.75; 47, Audrey Scott, CH, 6.6; 49, Cadence Ankers, CH, 6.5; 55, Abbie Anderson, CH, 6.2; 61, Arden Kondracki, Med, 5.9; 62, Sarah White, Ocean, 5.9; 65, Kate Kemper, CH, 5.75; 70, Chloe Burgess, CH, 5.7; 74, Willow Whitworth, CH, 5.5; 80, Sophia Jacobson, Isles, 4.8; 83, Miranda Yarosis, CH, 4.3; and 84, Grace McClean, Med, 4.1.

Beam — 2, Kerrigan Smith, Home, 8.55; 15, Audrey Strong, CH, 8.7; 16, Elise Condon, CH, 8.65; 31, Abbie Anderson, CH, 8.3; 34, Cadence Ankers, CH, 8.2; 38, Audrey Scott, CH, 8.1; 44, Camden Contako, CH, 8.0; 47, Kate Kemper, CH, 8.0; 67, Arden Kondracki, Med, 7.4 68, Abigail Hise, CH, 7.35; 74, Isabella Barnes-Demers, CH, 6.8; 75, Grace McClean, Med, 6.7; 78, Miranda Yarosis, CH, 6.4; 79, Willow Whitworth, CH, 18.65; and 81, Sophia Jacobson, Isles, 5.8.

Floor — 2, Kerrigan Smith, Home, 9.6; 5, Camden Contakos, CH, 9.4; 8, Audrey Scott, CH, 9.3; 11, Elise Condon, CH, 9.25; 22, Abigail Hise, CH, 8.85; Cadence Ankers, CH, 8.85; 25, Audrey Strong, CH, 8.8; 30, Abbie Anderson, CH, 8.65; 39, Isabella Barnes-Demers, CH, 8.3; 41, Kate Kemper, CH, 8.15; 46, Chloe Burgess, CH, 8.1; 52, Miranda Yarosis, CH, 8.0; 57, Sarah White, Ocean, 7.8; 61, Grace McClean, Med, 7.5; 69, Arden Kondracki, Med, 7.2; 75, Sophia Jacobson, Isles, 6.9; and 76, Willow Whitworth, CH, 6.9.

All-around — 3, Kerrigan Smith, Home, 36.35; 11, Audrey Scott, CH, 34.65; 12, Elise Condon, CH, 34.55; 19, Camden Contakos, CH, 33.95; 30, Abigail Hise, CH, 32.6; 38, Audrey Strong, CH, 32.3; 41, Cadence Ankers, CH, 31.95; 43, Abbie Anderson, CH, 31.6; 48, Isabella Barnes-Demers, CH, 30.65; 51, Kate Kemper, CH, 30.55; 64, Arden Kondracki, Med, 28.8; 74, Miranda Yarosis, CH, 26.4; 76, Grace McClean, Med, 25.8; 77, Sophia Jacobson, Isles, 25.4; 82, Sarah White, Ocean, 22.1; 83, Chloe Burgess, CH, 22.1; and 86, Willow Whitworth, CH, 18.65.

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