Liberty gymnasts go to state

April 1, 2011

Liberty High School gymnasts Hannah Bergham, Tia Riley, Shauna Sarrett and Miranda Jones took to the 3A state gymnastics championships Feb. 18.

The top finishers in the preliminary round Feb. 18 advanced to the final round Feb. 19.

Miranda Jones, of Liberty, dismounts from the balance beam to earn 7.9 points during a gymnastics meet Dec. 16 against Sammamish. By Greg Farrar

Although none of the Liberty gymnasts advanced to the finals, coach Lori Copenhaver said her gymnasts performed well, especially given the pressure of being in the state championships.

“Obviously, they were a little nervous,” she said. “They just worked really hard and went in with a good attitude.”

In the preliminary round on the floor, Bergam tied for 27th with a score of 9.1, followed by Riley and Jones, who tied for 54th and 70th with scores of 8.7 and 8.45, respectively. In the event, Bergam was only .575 points out of first place.

On the vault, Riley tied for 40th with a score of 8.325, and Bergam tied for 74th with a score of 8.025

On the beam, Bergam tied for 53rd with a score of 7.85, Riley tied for 58th with a score 7.75, Sarrett placed 68th with a score of 7.475 and Jones tied for 82nd with a score of 7.05.

On the bars, Riley finished 63rd with a score of 6.45 and Sarrett finished 73rd with a score of 6.15.

Issaquah School District middle schools replace gymnastics with soccer

March 6, 2009

Beginning in September, girls soccer will replace gymnastics at all Issaquah School District middle schools. Operational, financial and participation considerations led the district to switch to soccer, said Ron Thiele, district associate superintendent.

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Local gymnasts fare well in Chocolate Classic

December 9, 2008

The Gymnastics East Level 6 girls competed Nov. 9 at the Chocolate Classic in Everett, hosted by Leading Edge Gymnastics. 

Here are the results for the Newcastle girls:

Ages 7-11: 

Ciera Weber, first place. Vault: 9.1, bars: 8.8, beam: 9.175, floor: 8.75, all around:  35.825. 

Laura Suddock, fifth place.  Vault: 8.8, bars: 8.0, beam: 9.175, floor: 8.9, all around:  34.875.

Ages 13 and up:

Tia Riley, 6th place. Vault: 9.0, bars: 7.8, beam: 7.8, floor: 8.55, all around: 33.15.