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Andrew junior Bella Lapera executes a flip on the beam during a meet at Homewood-Flossmoor earlier in the season.
Andrew junior Bella Lapera has been successful in her first season with the Thunderbolts. Photos by Jeff Vorva/22nd Century Media
Lapera poses with two of three medals during a meet at Homewood-Flossmoor earlier in the season. She is hoping to become the first Andrew gymnast since 2013 to qualify for state.
Jeff Vorva, Sports Editor
2:00 pm CST January 9, 2019
It took a few years, but Andrew junior Bella Lapera made a big decision. She switched from club gymnastics to Andrew’s gymnastics team and has instantly become a leader on the team and someone to watch out for come late January and early February, when the Illinois High School Association postseason meets get underway.