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  • Paul Michna/pmichna@dailyherald.com Dominick Sansone of Glenbard West on the rings during the District 87 boys gymnastics invitational at Glenbard East Thursday.

      Paul Michna/pmichna@dailyherald.com Dominick Sansone of Glenbard West on the rings during the District 87 boys gymnastics invitational at Glenbard East Thursday.

  • Melik Prum of Glenbard East on the horse during the District 87 boys gymnastics invitational at Glenbard East Thursday.

       Melik Prum of Glenbard East on the horse during the District 87 boys gymnastics invitational at Glenbard East Thursday.
    Paul Michna | Staff Photographer

 
By Chris Walker
Daily Herald Correspondent

Perry Zumbrook won a couple of events to lead Glenbard West to victory in Thursday's District 87 boys gymnastics meet in Lombard.

Zumbrook scored a 9.1 on vault and a 7.6 on parallel bars to earn top honors and help the Hilltoppers to a total of 127.8. They finished comfortably ahead of Glenbard South's 122.7.

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Glenbard North was third with a 110 and Glenbard East closed with 100 points.

"We were happy that we won and we have a little bit of a different approach this year," Hilltoppers coach Frank Novakowski said. "We have a pretty young team and are just taking it slow, trying to keep guys healthy, and obviously the ultimate goal is the end of the season."

Zumbrook also contributed the second-best all-around score with a 42.8.

"It feels good to win and it's nice for the team to win this one after winning the Lesch (Invite)," he said. "Overall it was a little rough for me overall, but we're working a lot of sets in practice everyday and I think the scores will starting rising from here."

Luke Scala won pommel horse with an 8.7, and Gene Herren did the same on still rings with a 7.8 for the winners. In addition Dominick Sansone placed second on floor with an 8.8 and Melik Prum tied for third with an 8.7.

Eugene Boguslavsky won the all-around with a 44.6 to lead the way for the Raiders. He won floor with a 9.2 and high bar with an 8.6. Teammate Eli Quahhaar also had a big night, placing third in the all-around with a 40.2. He took second on vault with an 8.9.

"We still have a lot of work to do, but I also saw some nice things," Raiders coach Steve Young said. "We went 5-for-5 on pommel but not with much skill. But it's early. We're just looking forward to getting better, surprising some people and having fun."

Gino Simone posted a 39 in the all-around and Jon Cummins added a 38 for the Panthers, who were without their top gymnast, TJ Kennedy, who is sidelined with a broken hand. Simone and Cummins were also not at full strength, as both are battling through back injuries.

"We have a lot of injuries, but it happens," Panthers coach Michael Crissie said. "This was supposed to be a big year, but we're still pretty young and hope to get back to a competitive level."

Melik Prum's 8.7 on floor and Joey Brauer's 8.4 on vault were two of the bigger highlights for Glenbard East.

"I was real happy with the floor exercise. All the guys did an outstanding job there," Rams coach Bruce Beiersdorf said. "Everywhere else they did what we expected, and now we're just anxious to get back in the gym and practice more."

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