ABOUT THE WOLVES
• Prairie Ridge has won three consecutive IHSA Girls Gymnastics State Meet team titles. Here is a closer look at the Wolves.
• Schools drawn from: Prairie Ridge gets girls from Cary-Grove, Crystal Lake Central, Crystal Lake South and Prairie Ridge.
• Returning athletes: Kira Karlblom, jr. (PR); Maddy Kim, jr. (PR); Katie McEnery, so. (CLS); Clancy Raupp, jr. (CLC); Katarina Schaffer, sr. (PR); Macey Woodlock, jr. (CLS).
• New athletes: Ciara Ryan, jr. (CLS); Teagan Perrone, fr. (C-G); Emily Puccini, fr. (CLS); Olivia Weeks, fr. (CLS).
• Worth noting: Karlblom (fourth in floor exercise) and Kim (fifth on uneven bars) won state medals last year as individuals. … Ryan is a Level 10, the highest for club gymnasts, and has accepted a scholarship from Northern Illinois University. She switched from Huntley Unlimited Gymnastics Academy to Crystal Lake Gymnastics Training Center this year, then decided to come out for the high school team. … Baars has graduated and is attending McHenry County College and still working out with the team. She plans on attending NCAA Division II Lindenwood and competing in gymnastics next year.