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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 …


Olympic star Simone Biles leads Team USA at world championships

Olympic gymnastics champion Simone Biles is ready to take on the world again. The four-time Olympic gold medalist and three-time world all-around champion headlines the six-woman group Team USA will …


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 11, 2018, 1:05 p.m.

Woman sues Michigan State, says Larry Nassar raped her in 1992

A woman says she became pregnant after she was drugged and raped by Larry Nassar when he was a medical student in 1992 but that police at Michigan State University …


Kerry Perry quits as president of scandal-hit USA Gymnastics

USA Gymnastics turned to an outsider when it tasked Kerry Perry to steer the embattled organization through the fallout of the Larry Nassar scandal. Yet too often during her nine …


UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 18, 2018, 4:24 p.m.

Sam Mikulak cruises to 5th U.S. gymnastics title

Sam Mikulak soared to his fifth US men’s gymnastics title, rebounding from a sluggish performance in the opening round to leave little doubt that he’s back following an Achilles injury …


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 17, 2018, 8:29 p.m.

Simone Biles electrifies on 1st day of US gymnastics championships

Simone Biles hardly looks like someone who took two years off. The reigning Olympic gymnastics champion put on a show during the opening night of the US Championships, stringing together …


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 16, 2018, 7:59 p.m.

Sam Mikulak leads after first day of U.S. gymnastics championships

Sam Mikulak is back in his usual spot at the U.S. men’s gymnastics championships. The four-time champion overcame a pair of miscues on high bar and pommel horse to post …


Olympic gymnastics champion Simone Biles triumphs in return to competition

Olympic gymnastics champion Simone Biles picked up where she left off in her return to competition, winning the U.S. Classic on Saturday night with relative ease following a nearly two-year …


UPDATED: Tue., July 24, 2018, 8:20 p.m.

Senator to U.S. Olympic Committee, USA Gymnastics: Take legal responsibility for abuse

A senator called on the U.S. Olympic Committee to cease efforts to be dropped as a defendant in sex-abuse lawsuits filed by gold-medal gymnasts. Democratic Sen. Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut …


UPDATED: Sun., April 22, 2018, 10:36 p.m.

Martha Karolyi sidesteps responsibility in Nassar scandal

Former USA Gymnastics national team coordinator Martha Karolyi says she feels for the sexual abuse victims of a former national team doctor serving decades in prison but added she doesn’t …