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LT edges PR; Fremd takes third

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Elk Grove's Amelia Rafferty competes on vault during the girls gymnastics state finals at Palatine High School on Saturday.

JOE LEWNARD | Staff Photographer

Fremd's Sydney Plichta competes on the balance beam during the girls gymnastics state finals at Palatine High School on Saturday.

JOE LEWNARD | Staff Photographer

Fremd's Sydney Plichta dismounts from the balance beam during the girls gymnastics state finals at Palatine High School on Saturday.

JOE LEWNARD | Staff Photographer

Amelia Rafferty of Elk Grove competes on the floor exercise during the girls gymnastics state finals at Palatine High School on Saturday.

JOE LEWNARD | Staff Photographer

Lauren Feely of Carmel, second from left, receives her medal following the vault during the girls gymnastics state finals at Palatine High School on Saturday.

JOE LEWNARD | Staff Photographer

Sydney Plichta of Fremd competes on the uneven parallel bars during the girls gymnastics state finals at Palatine High School on Saturday.

JOE LEWNARD | Staff Photographer

Riley Mahoney of Prairie Ridge competes on the balance beam during the girls gymnastics state finals at Palatine High School on Saturday.

JOE LEWNARD | Staff Photographer

St. Edward's Abby Madden competes on the balance beam during the girls gymnastics state finals at Palatine High School on Saturday.

JOE LEWNARD | Staff Photographer

Riley Mahoney of Prairie Ridge competes on vault during the girls gymnastics state finals at Palatine High School on Saturday.

JOE LEWNARD | Staff Photographer

Riley Mahoney of Prairie Ridge competes in the floor exercise during the girls gymnastics state finals at Palatine High School on Saturday.

JOE LEWNARD | Staff Photographer

Rachael Underwood of Prairie Ridge competes on the uneven parallel bars during the girls gymnastics state finals at Palatine High School on Saturday.

JOE LEWNARD | Staff Photographer

Abby Madden of St. Edward competes on the uneven parallel bars during the girls gymnastics state finals at Palatine High School on Saturday.

JOE LEWNARD | Staff Photographer

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Lyons Township ended Friday's preliminaries at the girls gymnastics state meet trailing Prairie Ridge Co-op by .25 points for first place. But the Lions came roaring back at Saturday's finals, passing up Prairie Ridge to secure its first state title with 149.625 points at Palatine High School. Prairie Ridge earned its second consecutive state trophy, taking second with 149.30 points, followed by Fremd (146.05). The Vikings earned their 21st state trophy with a third-place finish.
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