Goshen girls gymnastics teams take state title

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A pair of a girls gymnastics teams in Orange County are now state champions.

The girls, ages 8-13, are part of the Kennett's Gymnastics Xcel Gold and Silver teams, which each took first place in the New York State Gymnastics Championship in Suffern last week.

The girls' coach tells News 12 the teams competed against hundreds of other gymnasts, on dozens of teams statewide, to earn the top spot. "They come twice a week, four hours a week. We work hard and they're a dedicated bunch," says John Smales, of Kennett's Gymnastics.

Now of course, the training and competing doesn't end with state championships. Nine of the girls were chosen to represent New York in a regional competition in Massachusetts in May.

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