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UPDATED: Sat., June 6, 2020

Kurt Thomas, first U.S. man to win world gym title, dies at 64

Kurt Thomas, the first U.S. male gymnast to win a world championship gold medal, has died.

UPDATED: Thu., March 12, 2020

Winter sports 2019-20 high school all-league teams

Winter sports 2019-20 high school all-league teams for Eastern Washington and North Idaho.

UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 22, 2020

State gymnastics: Mead’s Averey Seidel, Central Valley’s Rebekah Ross earn fifth-place finishes in individual finals

After finishing fourth in Friday’s team competition, several Mead gymnasts capped their seasons with strong individual showings at the State 4A event finals Saturday at Sammamish High School.

UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 21, 2020

State gymnastics: Mead caps season with fourth-place finish in 4A championships

At the start of the season, when asked to forecast how her team would perform, first-year Mead gymnastics coach Hanna Bjerkestrand predicted her young team would finish fifth in the …

UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 20, 2020

State gymnastics: Gina Twenge leads Mt. Spokane to fourth-place finish in 3A/2A championships

The Mt. Spokane gymnastics team picked a good night to post its best score of the season.

UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 19, 2020

State gymnastics preview: Mead, Mt. Spokane compete in team competitions

Plenty of talent from the Greater Spokane League will be on display at the state gymnastics tournaments this weekend at Sammamish HS.

UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 11, 2020

Gymnastics: Ferris’ Maile Rocha and Central Valley’s Rebekah Ross qualify for state all-around

Maile Rocha of Ferris and Rebekah Ross of Central Valley qualified for state in the all-around at the 4A Regional Meet at Albertsons Gymnastic Center on Tuesday.

Gymnastics: Central Valley hopes to break Mead’s hold at top of Greater Spokane League

Central Valley is looking to buck the trend and advance to its first state gymnastics tournament in school history at the 4A regional meet on Feb. 11.

UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 8, 2020

Prep gymnastics: Mt. Spokane’s Gina Twenge shifts priorities from club to high school team

Gina Twenge was a club-first gymnast her whole life, but her mindset started to change when she got to Mt. Spokane a year later.

Simone Soars: Biles named 2019 AP Female Athlete of the Year

They’re called “Simone Things,” a catchall phrase for the casual ease with which Simone Biles seems to soar through her sport and her life. The irony, of course, is that …

UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 11, 2019

GSL gymnastics: New coach Hanna Bjerkestrand has storied tradition to live up to at Mead

Taking over as head gymnastics coach at Mead is former Panther gymnast Hanna Bjerkestrand, who has been an assistant under veteran coach Laurie Chadwick for the past three seasons.

UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 13, 2019

Simone Biles sets all-time medals record at gymnastics worlds

Simone Biles set the all-time record for most medals by any gymnast at the world championships by winning the balance beam and floor exercise Sunday.

Another day, another record for Simone Biles

Simone Biles has won the women’s vault competition at the gymnastics world championships to tie the record for most world medals by any gymnast.

UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 9, 2019

Simone Biles leads U.S. Championships despite somewhat off night

Simone Biles is comfortably ahead after the first night of the US women’s gymnastics championships even if she wasn’t particularly pleased with her performance. Biles posted a score of 58.650, …

UPDATED: Sat., May 18, 2019

Locally: Spokane’s April Johnston shines at USA Gymnastics Level 9 Western Championships

Johnston, in her sixth year with Spokane’s Dynamic Gymnastics, was the Washington state vault champion for a third straight year.

UPDATED: Wed., May 8, 2019

Spokane prepares to host USA Gymnastics’ Level 9 Western Championships

Northwest Gymnastics Academy’s Alyssa Helbling, a ninth-grader at University High School, will compete alongside nearly 500 gymnasts this week at the Level 9 Western Nationals meet.

UPDATED: Sat., April 20, 2019

Locally: Area gymnasts qualify for national Level 9 Western Championships in Spokane

USA Gymnastics is bringing its 2019 Level 9 Western Championships to the Spokane Convention Center May 10-12.

UPDATED: Wed., March 6, 2019

Winter sports 2018-19 high school all-league teams

Winter sports 2018-19 high school all-league teams

State gymnastics: University’s Alina Helbling wins 4A title in floor exercise

Alina Helbling only competed as a high-school gymnast for one year, but she made it a memorable one.

UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 23, 2019

State gymnastics: Mead finishes fourth in team scoring as Camas runs away from field

Posting the third-highest team total at a state meet, 184.825 points, since the current scoring system was adopted in 1978-79, Camas rolled to a second straight 4A state gymnastics title …

UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 21, 2019

State 3A/2A gymnastics: Mt. Spokane’s Gina Twenge second in all-around, Wildcats fifth in team standings

With Gina Twenge and Hana Hill, a pair of talented sophomores, on its roster, is it correct to say the Mt. Spokane gymnastics team challenges opponents with a double threat? …

UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019

Greater Spokane League powerhouses lead way to state gymnastics

After an exciting regular-season schedule and an abbreviated postseason because of the winter weather across the state, Mead and Mt. Spokane lead hopefuls at the state gymnastics tournament, Thursday through …

UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 16, 2019

Gymnastics: Mead outlasts University to win 4A regional meet

Sophia Shawen led a Mead sweep of the floor exercise with a score of 9.55 as the Panthers claimed the team title at the 4A regional championship at the Mead …

UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 12, 2019

Districts scrambling to finish tournaments before WIAA deadline

The winter weather has brought another round of postponements and cancellations. With state tournament dates looming large, districts throughout the state are scrambling to get games in before Monday’s deadline.

UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 11, 2019

Winter weather delays add stress to already hectic week of district tournament schedules

Another winter storm Sunday into Monday dumped more snow across the area causing more postponements to district basketball tournaments across the state, including in Spokane and the Tri-Cities.

UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 7, 2019

Mt. Spokane gymnastics braced for championships after undefeated regular season

Undefeated regular seasons in Greater Spokane League gymnastics happen “occasionally,” according to Mt. Spokane coach Dana Trantum. That doesn’t make it any less satisfying to the coaches and athletes.

UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 31, 2019

Gymnastics: Allina Helbling takes first in all-around, University wins 4A qualifying meet

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

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

‘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 …