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Champs Prevail in Dominating Fashion

Champs Prevail in Dominating Fashion
Sunday, March 12, 2017
Brighton senior Courtney Casper packed an eventful final month into her only season of high school gymnastics. And Farmington United junior Elisa Bills finally finished first Saturday after a winter full of second places. Both won three MHSAA Finals individual event ch...
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Rebuilt Rockford Completes 3-Peat Run

Rebuilt Rockford Completes 3-Peat Run
Friday, March 10, 2017
That Rockford’s gymnastics team began this season in rebuilding mode was hard to fathom as the Rams raised a third straight MHSAA championship trophy Friday night at Plymouth High School. But this latest celebration was as much a testament to how far they’...
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Preview: Plenty of Title Opportunities

Preview: Plenty of Title Opportunities
Thursday, March 9, 2017
While last year’s MHSAA Gymnastics Team Final featured a group of veteran contenders rising as expected to the top, Friday’s season finale could be one of the most wide-open in some time.   Two-time reigning champion Rockford has surged again with a...
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Performance: GP United's Isabelle Nguyen

Performance: GP United's Isabelle Nguyen
Tuesday, February 28, 2017
After taking fifth, second and second, respectively, in the MHSAA Finals Division 1 competition her first three years of competition, Grosse Pointe United’s Isabelle Nguyen faced high expectations heading into her final season of high school gymnastics – and...
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Through the Years: Gymnastics 1972-2016

Through the Years: Gymnastics 1972-2016
Tuesday, August 16, 2016
Gymnastics is back in the spotlight with the success of the U.S. national team at the Summer Olympics.  However, girls gymnastics is a winter high school sport in Michigan, and we'll kick off the winter portion of "Through the Years" by looking at the 45-year ...
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No More Just-Misses; Hogan's the Champ

No More Just-Misses; Hogan's the Champ
Sunday, March 13, 2016
One by one, teammates hugged Rachel Hogan, while her coach Duane Haring placed medals around the necks of the other placers and worked to keep himself together. Before this weekend, nine Grand Ledge gymnasts had combined to win 13 all-around MHSAA Finals championships...
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Standout Sidelined, Rams Finish Repeat

Standout Sidelined, Rams Finish Repeat
Friday, March 11, 2016
"Should have" wouldn’t have been the accurate phrase. But losing senior Madi Myers to an ankle injury during its second rotation easily "could have" doomed Rockford/Sparta’s hopes of repeating as MHSAA gymnastics champion Friday night.
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Preview: Loaded Lineups Face Off Again

Preview: Loaded Lineups Face Off Again
Wednesday, March 9, 2016
Rockford/Sparta enjoyed quite the MHSAA Finals weekend in 2015, claiming the first team championship since 1989, on its home floor, and the Division 1 individual title the following afternoon. With their top gymnasts including that individual champion and another favor...
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Gymnastics Could Take Flight in UP

Gymnastics Could Take Flight in UP
Friday, February 12, 2016
Gymnastics is showing signs of growth on the club level in the Upper Peninsula. Will some of that eventually lead to a larger number of high school programs north of the Mackinac Bridge?
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Performance: Grand Ledge's Rachel Hogan

Performance: Grand Ledge's Rachel Hogan
Thursday, February 11, 2016
Five-time MHSAA individual champion Rachel Hogan has been cautious this season after spraining her right ankle the week before Grand Ledge's first gymnastics meet.  But the Comets' senior showed she's ready to contend again, earning the Michigan National Guard "Pe...
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To Coach, no Surprise: Rockford's Korf Rises

To Coach, no Surprise: Rockford's Korf Rises
Sunday, March 15, 2015
Allison Tran saw glimpses in January that her soft-spoken junior was on the verge of competing with the elite high school gymnasts in Michigan. Minutes after winning this season’s Division 1 championship Saturday, Rockford/Sparta’s Morgan Korf was almost c...
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Highlight Reel: Individual Gymnastics

Highlight Reel: Individual Gymnastics
Sunday, March 15, 2015
The MHSAA gymnastics season finished Saturday with the Individual Finals at Rockford High School.  Click below for highlights and links to watch the events in full.
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Highlight Reel: Team Gymnastics Final

Highlight Reel: Team Gymnastics Final
Saturday, March 14, 2015
The Rockford/Sparta girls gymnastics team Friday won the program’s first MHSAA title since finishing first in the Lower Peninsula in 1989. Click below for highlights from each apparatus, courtesy of the NFHS Network. 
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Rockford/Sparta Scores Banner Finish

Rockford/Sparta Scores Banner Finish
Friday, March 13, 2015
Championship banners line side-by-side an entire wall of the sizable gymnasium at Rockford High School.  Overlooking center court is a banner for gymnastics championships – and a lonely number 89, signifying the year of the school’s only MHSAA Finals ...
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Preview: Field Full of Contenders

Preview: Field Full of Contenders
Wednesday, March 11, 2015
The Canton gymnastics team truly was a feel-good story in 2014 as it claimed its first MHSAA championship after three straight runner-up finishes, while ending Grand Ledge’s run of six straight titles. The Chiefs are a likely favorite again Friday at Rockford Hig...
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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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