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Gymnastics: Gina Twenge takes all-around, leads Mt. Spokane to win at GSL No. 4

Roundup of Thursday’s Greater Spokane League gymnastics action.

Gymnastics: Alexandria Thomas finishes first all-around, paces Ferris to meet victory

Roundup of Wednesday’s gymnastics action from across Eastern Washington.

UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 14, 2019, 9:14 p.m.

‘A 10 isn’t enough’: Washington state’s own Katelyn Ohashi’s flawless floor routine breaks the Internet

In the course of about one minute and 30 seconds, UCLA’s Katelyn Ohashi stunned the crowd, coaches, teammates and judges, earning a perfect score for an electrifying performance full of …

Gymnastics: Central Valley’s Rebekah Ross wins all-around to lead Bears

Roundup of Thursday’s Greater Spokane League gymnastics action.

Gymnastics: Gina Twenge wins all-around, Mt. Spokane takes first over Mead

Roundup of Wednesday’s gymnastics action from across Eastern Washington.

UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 10, 2019, 10:47 a.m.

Mead gymnast Lexi Weller overcomes disability to earn scholarship

Watching Lexi Weller perform a floor exercise, her athleticism, strength and speed are on full display. What’s not evident is that she can’t see out of one eye.

Gymnastics: Alexis Weller’s all-around first place finish leads Mead to second-straight GSL meet win

Roundup of Thursday’s gymnastics action from across Eastern Washington.

UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 14, 2018, 1:40 p.m.

Prep gymnastics: Greater Spokane League features depth of elite-level talent

Strength. Balance. Conditioning. Creativity. And ponytails. Lots of ponytails. High school gymnastics combine all of these, along with team spirit and athletes of all skill levels to provide a competitive …

Gymnastics: Gina Twenge wins three events, earns first in all-around, Mt. Spokane cruises

Roundup of Wednesday’s gymnastics action from across Eastern Washington.

Gymnastics: Mead takes first GSL meet behind Alexis Weller’s second-place finish

Roundup of Thursday’s gymnastics action from across Eastern Washington.

Ex-MSU president charged with lying to police about Larry Nassar

Ex-Michigan State University President Lou Anna Simon was charged Tuesday with lying to police during an investigation of the handling of serial sexual abuser Larry Nassar – the third current …

Simone Biles sets record by picking up 13th world gymnastics championship gold

Simone Biles made history by picking up her record 13th career gold medal at the world gymnastics championships when she cruised to victory in the vault final on Friday.

UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 30, 2018, 11:39 a.m.

Still golden: Simone Biles, Americans roll at world championships

The juggernaut led by Simone Biles keeps right on rolling. The Olympic champion led the U.S. women’s gymnastics team to gold at the world championships. The Americans captured their fourth …

UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 27, 2018, 8:52 p.m.

Olympic champion Simone Biles fights through kidney stone at gymnastics world championships

A bout with a kidney stone did little to slow down Simone Biles. The reigning Olympic gymnastics champion easily posted the top score during the early portions of qualifying at …

UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 18, 2018, 10:54 a.m.

Another gymnastics official faces charge in Nassar fallout

The Texas indictment of former USA Gymnastics President Steve Penny for allegedly tampering with evidence is the latest fallout from the sexual assault investigation of now-imprisoned gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar. …

UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 17, 2018, 9:33 p.m.

Ex-USA Gymnastics head indicted in Texas on tampering charge

Former USA Gymnastics president Steve Penny has been arrested after a Texas grand jury indicted him, alleging he tampered with evidence in the sexual assault investigation of now-imprisoned gymnastics doctor …

Olympic star Simone Biles leads Team USA at world championships

Olympic gymnastics champion Simone Biles is ready to take on the world again. The four-time Olympic gold medalist and three-time world all-around champion headlines the six-woman group Team USA will …

UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 11, 2018, 1:05 p.m.

Woman sues Michigan State, says Larry Nassar raped her in 1992

A woman says she became pregnant after she was drugged and raped by Larry Nassar when he was a medical student in 1992 but that police at Michigan State University …

Kerry Perry quits as president of scandal-hit USA Gymnastics

USA Gymnastics turned to an outsider when it tasked Kerry Perry to steer the embattled organization through the fallout of the Larry Nassar scandal. Yet too often during her nine …

UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 18, 2018, 4:24 p.m.

Sam Mikulak cruises to 5th U.S. gymnastics title

Sam Mikulak soared to his fifth US men’s gymnastics title, rebounding from a sluggish performance in the opening round to leave little doubt that he’s back following an Achilles injury …

UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 17, 2018, 8:29 p.m.

Simone Biles electrifies on 1st day of US gymnastics championships

Simone Biles hardly looks like someone who took two years off. The reigning Olympic gymnastics champion put on a show during the opening night of the US Championships, stringing together …

UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 16, 2018, 7:59 p.m.

Sam Mikulak leads after first day of U.S. gymnastics championships

Sam Mikulak is back in his usual spot at the U.S. men’s gymnastics championships. The four-time champion overcame a pair of miscues on high bar and pommel horse to post …

Olympic gymnastics champion Simone Biles triumphs in return to competition

Olympic gymnastics champion Simone Biles picked up where she left off in her return to competition, winning the U.S. Classic on Saturday night with relative ease following a nearly two-year …

UPDATED: Tue., July 24, 2018, 8:20 p.m.

Senator to U.S. Olympic Committee, USA Gymnastics: Take legal responsibility for abuse

A senator called on the U.S. Olympic Committee to cease efforts to be dropped as a defendant in sex-abuse lawsuits filed by gold-medal gymnasts. Democratic Sen. Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut …

UPDATED: Sun., April 22, 2018, 10:36 p.m.

Martha Karolyi sidesteps responsibility in Nassar scandal

Former USA Gymnastics national team coordinator Martha Karolyi says she feels for the sexual abuse victims of a former national team doctor serving decades in prison but added she doesn’t …

Winter sports 2017-18 high school all-league teams

The Spokesman-Review winter sports 2017-18 high school all-league teams as voted on by league members.

State gymnastics: Ferris’ Jessica Harpel completes strong weekend showing at 4A championships

Jessica Harpel, a senior from Ferris, placed third in Friday night’s all-around competition with a score of 37.6 and qualified for three individual event finals. In Saturday’s finals at the …

UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 17, 2018, 10:45 p.m.

State gymnastics: Ferris’ Jessica Harpel, Mead’s Zella Conley have strong all-around showings in 4A finals

Mead senior Zella Conley, still working her way back to peak form after seriously dislocating her right ankle in December, was just happy to be ready to compete at the …

UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 11, 2018, 3:16 p.m.

Gymnastics regionals: Zella Conley helps Mead wins title

Zella Conley placed or shared first in every event and led Mead to the championship at the 4A regional championship at University HS on Saturday.

UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 27, 2018, 9:53 p.m.

Michigan attorney general vows to find out who knew what at Michigan State

Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette lashed out at Michigan State University for allowing sexual abuse by Larry Nassar, and he took a shot at the school’s governing body. The aspiring …