Union County was well represented for the fourth consecutive year at the IHSAA Gymnastics Regional level by Union County’s team of one - Hayley Kottka.

The UC senior advanced out of the 10-team Connersville Sectional in uneven bars. Her regional score was 8.075.

The gymnastics regional opens with an impressive parade of teams highlighted by introductions of each team.

It’s exciting to see Hayley and her coach (mother Shawn Kottka) representing UCHS in the lineup, but sad to know this is Hayley’s final high school gymnastics event I will have the opportunity to cover.

There is so much to watch once the competition begins, with four events going on at the same time. It is even harder to keep up with Hayley and her parents as they are known to many of the gymnasts due to years of competition.