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UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 9, 2019, 8:48 p.m.

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, 8:43 p.m.

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, 8:23 p.m.

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, 6:55 p.m.

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, 6:10 p.m.

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, 12:37 a.m.

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, 10:53 p.m.

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, 10:11 p.m.

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, 11:12 p.m.

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, 5:39 p.m.

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, 7:23 p.m.

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, 5:18 p.m.

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, 10:33 p.m.

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, 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 …