Youth wins division in gymnastics all-around

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May 11, 2016 - 12:00 AM

It took a while for Emily Anderson to find the best outlet for her competitive nature.

As the youngest of five sisters, Anderson’s diminutive physique was hardly ideal for “traditional” youth sports for girls her age, such as softball, soccer or volleyball.

“She weighs only 80 pounds,” her mother and Iola native Shari Anderson said. “She looks more like a 12-year-old than a 15-year-old.”

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