Boys gymnastics: Lyons wins sectional, advances to state

<p>Chris Rediehs of Lyons Township walks a gauntlet of high fives after his performance on the parallel bars during the IHSA Sectional boys gymnastics meet at Lyons Township on Friday night, May 9, 2014. | Jon Cunningham/For Sun-Times Media</p>

Chris Rediehs of Lyons Township walks a gauntlet of high fives after his performance on the parallel bars during the IHSA Sectional boys gymnastics meet at Lyons Township on Friday night, May 9, 2014. | Jon Cunningham/For Sun-Times Media

WESTERN SPRINGS — The Niles West and Lyons boys gymnastics teams entered the Lyons Sectional as the two best teams. They both began on high bar Friday, and Lyons asserted itself.

The Lions were exceptional on high bar. Freshman Alex Janicki scored a 7.95 and junior Chris Rediehs followed with an 8.0 to set the tone for the rest of the meet.

Lyons sustained its momentum during the next five events, sticking its routines to the delight of the crowd en route to a season-best score of 156.05 points and a sectional title. The Lions were the only team to automatically advance to state, which is May 16-17 at Hinsdale Central.

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