The Mitchell High School gymnastics team capped its home schedule with a win.

The Kernels will now gear up for the postseason.

Mitchell defeated Brookings and Madison at its home triangular on Thursday at MEGA. The Kernels racked up 147.050 points, while Brookings (139.200) took second. Madison finished with 134.950 points.

It was the Kernels final competition before the Eastern South Dakota Conference meet and the state meet.

"The girls are really gaining confidence and I feel like things are starting to come together," Mitchell coach Audra Rew said. "We had our season high. I feel like we will be going into the end of the season now with momentum and yet kind of as the underdogs. We've never really been in that position before and I think the girls are starting to realize we might be the underdogs, but we have the ability to come back and catch Watertown when it really matters."

Mitchell's Maria Krall was the all-around medalist with a score of 36.950. Teammates Kylee Bauder (36.450) and Masy Mock (35.850) finished second and third, respectively.

Krall took first-place honors in the beam (9.550) and the floor (9.550). She also tied for fourth in the vault (9.050) and took fourth in the bars (8.800).

Bauder also enjoyed a solid day at the Kernels' final home competition. She took second in the bars (9.050) and beam (9.400). She also tied with Krall for fourth in the vault (9.050). Mitchell's Alyssa Hughes and Caitlyn Ostbye also tied for fourth in the same event.

Mock, meanwhile, captured third in the floor with a 9.350. She also took fourth in the beam (9.150) and fifth in the bars (8.650).

Rew was also especially pleased with Kyra Gropper's performance on Thursday.

"Kyra Gropper really put together all three events for us," Rew said. "She has been struggling with her bar routine and nailed it. She hasn't been able to stay on beam and nailed beam. She's added some new things to her floor and did a phenomenal floor routine."

The Kernels will compete in the Eastern South Dakota Conference meet on Feb. 2 in Brookings. The state meet is Feb. 8-9 in Brookings.

"They are really starting to perform well and relaxed," Rew added. "I think there was a lot of pressure on them to begin with to win and I feel like we've just kind of put that aside and really focused on our performance and it's really starting to show."