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Troy's Shabet Finishes as Repeat Champ

Troy's Shabet Finishes as Repeat Champ
Saturday, March 8, 2014
Troy senior gymnast Christina Shabet paused a bit to think of an answer, which was understandable since the question required a lengthy and detailed response. As a talented gymnast who bypassed competing for a club team in order to be on the high school team her first ...
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Champion Chiefs Runners-up No More

Champion Chiefs Runners-up No More
Friday, March 7, 2014
Second place. Second place. Second place. For three seasons, Canton fell just short of ending Grand Ledge’s hold on the MHSAA gymnastics championship. But on Friday, Canton finished a quest coach John Cunningham started 35 years ago – and claimed its first...
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Finals Preview: Grand Ledge Seeks 7

Finals Preview: Grand Ledge Seeks 7
Thursday, March 6, 2014
Arguably the most impressive current winning streak in any MHSAA sport will be on the line Friday at Plymouth High School. The Grand Ledge gymnastics team has won more than 100 straight events – duals and invitationals – and will compete for a seventh st...
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Troy's Shabet Finishes with a First

Troy's Shabet Finishes with a First
Sunday, March 10, 2013
Christina Shabet knew it wasn’t the best thing to do during a competition, but she couldn't keep back the tears Saturday after falling off the beam for the second time. She’d also just watched another competitor put up a great score on the apparat...
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Comets Vault to Record 6th MHSAA Title

Comets Vault to Record 6th MHSAA Title
Friday, March 8, 2013
Grand Ledge’s gymnasts knew what was at stake as they warmed up for their last rotation of the MHSAA Team Final on Friday. And they realized how much more would be lost if they didn’t rally one more time this season.
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Finals Preview: To Catch a Comet

Finals Preview: To Catch a Comet
Thursday, March 7, 2013
The most hopeful of MHSAA gymnastics teams have been forced to chase Grand Ledge for more than five seasons.  But of any Finals weekend during the Comets' half-decade run of perfection, this could be the one other teams make their strongest push to catch up.
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MHSA(Q&A): Grand Ledge Gymnastics' Duane Haring

MHSA(Q&A): Grand Ledge Gymnastics' Duane Haring
Thursday, March 15, 2012
The Comets have become one of the strongest MHSAA programs in the state, regardless of sport.
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High 5s - 3/13/12

High 5s - 3/13/12
Tuesday, March 13, 2012
We're high-fiving some of our best from hockey, swimming, gymnastics and cheer this week.
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Individual Finals: Grand Ledge Sweeps Again

Individual Finals: Grand Ledge Sweeps Again
Sunday, March 11, 2012
Grand Ledge senior Christine Wilson followed up her team’s fifth-straight MHSAA team championship won Friday by claiming her second consecutive individual title Saturday at Kenowa Hills High School. But this time, she won in Division 1.
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Finals: Comets Reach Record Heights

Finals: Comets Reach Record Heights
Friday, March 9, 2012
Grand Ledge faced a possibility Friday at Kenowa Hills High School that none of its gymnasts had known before. No gymnast on the team had experienced a high school loss. But the Comets were coming off a frustrating performance on their best apparatus, vault, and needed...
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Gymnastics Finals: Catching the Comets

Gymnastics Finals: Catching the Comets
Friday, March 9, 2012
For the past four seasons, MHSAA gymnastics has begun and ended with Grand Ledge. The Comets have won four straight team championships. Grand Ledge gymnasts also have claimed the last five Division 1 individual titles, and senior Christine Wilson was Division 2 in 201...
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High 5s - 2/14/12

High 5s - 2/14/12
Tuesday, February 14, 2012
We picked this week's honorees from the southwestern and southeastern corners of the state and the northern tip of the Lower Peninsula.  
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High 5s - 2/7/12

High 5s - 2/7/12
Tuesday, February 7, 2012
We drew our first-ever honorees from girls bowling, gymnastics and wrestling.
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Grand Ledge Gymnastics: Drive for 5

Grand Ledge Gymnastics: Drive for 5
Friday, February 3, 2012
Christine Wilson remembers losing. It’s something of a distant memory, but sticks with the Grand Ledge gymnastics team’s senior captain to this day. “When I was a club gymnast, back when I was younger, I was never really good. So it’s not like I...
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