Red Raiders to Tumble for 14th Sectional Title in 16 Years

HUDSON – With one of your top gymnasts sidelined in a cast, most teams would be nervous.

But not the 16-time Cranberry Conference and defending State Champions.

Barnstable High's Tali Twomey hopes to help lead the Red Raiders to their 13th sectional title in 16 season today at Hudson High School. Sean Walsh/Capecod.com Sports

Barnstable High’s Tali Twomey hopes to help lead the Red Raiders to their 13th sectional title in 16 season today at Hudson High School.
Sean Walsh/Capecod.com Sports

Barnstable High, the top seeded team in the South, will battle for its 13th Division 1 South Sectional title today at 10:00 am at Hudson High without junior Kayla Myrbeck, but still loaded with talent.

The Red Raiders’ stalwart and twin sister of top teammate Hayley Myrbeck, sustained a broken ankle recently and is likely out for the season, according to assistant coach Jillian Pacheco.

Still, Barnstable showed its strength in numbers Wednesday (Feb. 18) during the MIAA State Individual Tournament when junior Tali Twomey took a pair of second place titles in the All-Around (37.325 points)and the vault competition with a 9.475 score. She finished in third on the bars (9.3), fifth on the beam (9.3) and eighth in the floor routine (9.25).

Red Raider junior Alexa Wilson came in fourth place in the all-around (36.8 points), fourth in the vault competition (9.15), fourth on bars (9.2), seventh on the beam (9.15) and sixth in the floor routine with a solid 9.3 score.

Sophomore phenom Lauren Hansen took seventh in the all-around (36.175 points), ninth on the vault (9.075) and fourth on the bars (9.2). Barnstable junior Hayley Myrbeck, Kayla’s twin sister, earned 11th place on the vault with a 9.0 score.

Barnstable will be joined by the Falmouth/Mashpee co-op team, with the Clipper/Falcons seeded third in just their second year of varsity competition. Taylor Dimond, Sidney Pinnsoneault and Allison Kondracki are the top gymnasts for Falmouth/Mashpee.

Falmouth/Mashpee Gymnastics' Taylor Dimond hopes to fare well today at the Division 1 South Sectionals. Sean Walsh/Capecod.com Sports

Falmouth/Mashpee Gymnastics’ Taylor Dimond hopes to fare well today at the Division 1 South Sectionals.
Sean Walsh/Capecod.com Sports

Barnstable has won 10 Division 1 State Championship titles and three New England championships. Gymnastics is the only sport in school history to have been crowned a New England regional champion and is the only other sport besides girls’ volleyball to have won 10 or more state championship titles.

MIAA Division 1 South Sectional Gymnastics Seedings

1. Barnstable 147.2875
2. Shrewsbury 145.3375
3. Falmouth 142.6500
4. Medfield 141.2500
5. Sharon 139.5500
6. Notre Dame (H) 138.6000
7. Mansfield 137.6875
8. Medway 137.0925
9. Bridgewater-Raynham 136.7875
10. King Philip 136.2500
11. Algonquin 136.1125
12. Marlborough 135.6375

— Sean Walsh is the sports editor for www.capecod.com. His email is [email protected] Follow him on Twitter @coachwalshccbm

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