Sabrina Hoover

When Sabrina Hoover captured three state all-around gymnastics championships (2009-10-11) with Elk River-Rogers-Zimmerman team, her mother Shannon was always part of it as an assistant coach to Jenn Bartlett. Well, the Hoover girls are on the same team again. Shannon has been Maple Grove’s head coach for three years and this year Sabrina joined her […]

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by Bruce Strand, Sports editor Winona State gymnasts Jena Jondahl of Elk River and Sabrina Hoover of Rogers have both qualified for National Collegiate Gymnastics Association meet. Jondahl, a sophomore who was runner-up in vault at last year’s nationals, is an all-around qualifier this year, after placing fifth at regionals with 37.025 on March 3 […]

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by Bruce Strand, Sports editor Football prowess at the local and area levels, and gymnastics gems at the state and national levels, were the biggest sports stories of 2011 in the Star News realm. Also making prominent headlines were Rogers golfers and an ambitious diver from Elk River. Following are the sports editor’s picks for […]

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by Bruce Strand, Sports editor Sabrina Hoover, three-time state all-around gymnastics champion from Rogers, will continue her career at Winona State. Hoover won the Class A crown in 10th grade, and the Class AA titles plus balance beam 11th and 12th grades. Hoover’s mother, Shannon, confirmed the announcement, adding that Sabrina will major in graphic […]

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District 728 recepients of the Athena Award, honoring top female athletes in the metro area, are Sabrina Hoover of Rogers, Kayti Hanson of Elk River and Hannah Fordahl of Zimmerman. Hoover is a three-time state all-around champion in gymnastics and also participates in track as a triple jumper. Hanson is a three-sport athlete in basketball, […]

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by Bruce Strand, Sports editor Seeking her third consecutive state all-around gymnastics title, Sabrina Hoover summed up the stakes this way:   “That’s what I put on Facebook this morning — that I would either make history, or be history,” she grinned.   The Rogers senior made some history, picking up that hat trick, albeit […]

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  by Bruce Strand, Sports editor The Rogers gymnasts were not quite at their best Friday evening at the state meet as the Royals finished seventh among eight teams, their same placement as last year.   The Royals scored 140.275 points at the University of Minnesota Sports Pavillion, a drop from their 142.60 to win their […]

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by Bruce Strand, Sports editor The Rogers Royals half of the Elk gymnastics co-op earned its second straight trip to the state meet Wednesday evening by repeating as Section 5AA champions. Led by Sabrina Hoover and Leah Perrault, who finished 1-2 all-around, and Alyssa Walton in fifth place, the Royals rolled up 142.6 points to […]

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Led by Sabrina Hoover with a season-best score, the Elk gymnasts closed the regular season with a victory at the Breck Invitational on Saturday. Two-time state all-around champion Hoover scored 37.95 and won three of the four events in her last meet as an Elk. She will finish her prep career competing for Rogers in […]

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