WEDNESDAY, FEB. 10, 2016

Mead gymnast Zella Conley has overcome injuries to be one of the best high school gymnasts in the Northwest. (Colin Mulvany / The Spokesman-Review)

Mead’s Zella Conley has potential to soar

Zella Conley was recounting the numerous injuries she’s had in gymnastics. She stopped after listing a handful. The Mead sophomore’s body has taken a toll. Most of the injuries occurred during 10 years in club. She quit club last year ...

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THURSDAY, DEC. 17, 2015

GSL gymnastics: Mead edges Central Valley

Mead edged out Central Valley 166.025 to 163.60 to win a Greater Spokane League five-way gymnastics meet on Thursday night. Zela Conley led the victorious Panthers and won the all-around with a score of 37.25 points. She took first place ...

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WEDNESDAY, DEC. 16, 2015

GSL gymnastics features plenty of talent

Jenna Schlosser, the State 4A gymnastics all-around champion from Mead, has graduated, but the Greater Spokane League has some talent poised to pick up where Schlosser left off. One of the candidates is Mead sophomore Zella Conley, a club gymnast ...

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Japan, China top world gymnastics championships qualifying

The Japanese easily topped qualifying at the men’s gymnastics world championships Sunday, posting a score of 358.884 to finish well clear of China as the two superpowers spent six rotations shadowing each other around the chilly SSE Hydro in what amounted to a dual meet.

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SATURDAY, OCT. 24, 2015

SUNDAY, AUG. 16, 2015

In brief: Canadian teen leads LPGA Cambia Portland Classic

Golf: Canadian teen Brooke Henderson opened a five-stroke lead Saturday in the Cambia Portland Classic, shooting a 7-under 65 at Columbia Edgewater in Portland. The 17-year-old Henderson is trying to join Lydia Ko and Lexi Thompson as the only players to win an LPGA Tour title before turning 18. Henderson made seven birdies on a warm, calm day.

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SUNDAY, JULY 26, 2015

Simone Biles captures balance beam en route to all-around win at U.S. Classic. (Associated Press)

Simone Biles successfully defends all-around title at U.S. Classic gymnastics meet

HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill. – Simone Biles successfully defended her all-around title in the Secret U.S. Classic on Saturday night, continuing a run of victories for the reigning world champion. The event featured the return to U.S. gymnastics competition for Gabby Douglas, the American all-around gold medalist in the London Olympics, who was second, nearly two points behind Biles.

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USA Gymnastics coordinator Martha Karolyi likely done after Rio

Martha Karolyi will likely retire after the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics, the longtime U.S. women’s gymnastics coach said Friday. Karolyi, 72, officially USA Gymnastics’ national team coordinator, has headed the team since 2001, when she took over for her husband, Bela Karolyi. “I am pretty much decided that Rio will be my last competition,” Karolyi said after a practice session Friday in preparation for today’s U.S. Classic competition near Chicago. “I have no bad feelings about that, because I accomplished so much and I’m very happy with that.” The Karolyis have trained nine Olympic champions. – Associated Press

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MONDAY, APRIL 20, 2015


Winter all-league teams

p+h { padding-top:40px;} Boys basketballGreater Spokane League Name Yr School Logan Adams Jr. Gonzaga Prep Michael Hannan Sr. Central Valley George Pilimai Sr. Shadle Park Robert Rucker Sr. Rogers Cameron Tucker Jr. Central Valley MVP: Melik Hampton, Sr., Rogers Coaches ...

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 (Associated Press)

Simone Biles rolls to American Cup title in home state

Simone Biles led from the start in a record-setting win Saturday at the American Cup gymnastics event in Arlington, Texas. It was her first competition since taking a second straight world all-around title last year. The 4-foot-8 dynamo was the star of the first gymnastics event in the huge $1.2 billion home of the Dallas Cowboys, about 230 miles from where she lives and trains in the Houston suburbs. Biles, 17, had the highest score on each event for 62.299 points to 57.832 for MyKayla Skinner of the United States, beating the previous record margin by more than two points. Two-time U.S. men’s champion Sam Mikulak fell off the pommel horse, the second event, and finished fourth. Oleg Verniaiev of Ukraine was the men’s winner, and Mikulak teammate Donnell Whittenburg was third. – AP

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John Blanchette

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SportsLinkZags rout Portland 92-66

Gonzaga hammered Portland 92-66 on Thursday as three Zags with Portland ties -- Kyle Wiltjer, Domantas Sabonis and Silas Melson -- combined for 51 points and 20 rebounds. My unedited ...



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