- Associated Press - Sunday, March 1, 2015

MILBANK, S.D. (AP) - Every member of the gymnastics team at Milbank High School since 1978 has been coached by Jeanne Sinclair. But that’s about to end.

Sinclair, a Sisseton native and University of South Dakota graduate, will retire from Milbank at the end of this school year.

Sinclair tells The Public Opinion that during her 37-year career she’s not only been a coach, but also “part-mother, part-counselor and part-friend” to the Bulldog gymnasts.

Sinclair says one of the highlights of her coaching career was the opportunity to train her twin daughters, one of whom won the state Class A uneven bars title in 2003.

The newspaper reports that while some schools have benefited from local gymnastics youth clubs, many of the Bulldog performers have no prior gymnastics training before participating in Milbank’s program.

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Information from: Watertown Public Opinion, https://www.thepublicopinion.com

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