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Gymnastics is stronger than ever

Naia Willemsen, Staff Writer

December 23, 2018


Filed under Gymnastics, Sports

Heavy breathing, legs shaking, and lungs burning: sounds like a description of cross country, or maybe track. But these aren’t runners training for their next big race—they’re gymnasts. This year, gymnastics has a new focus: conditioning. Running stairs, planks, lunges, and various strengthening...

Former Liberty gymnasts become new coaches

Nikayla Copenhaver, Staff Writers

December 15, 2017


Filed under Gymnastics, Sports

Five years ago, Tia Riley and Hannah Bergam were the co-captains of the Liberty gymnastics team.  Now, they are the co-coaches, and their goal is to build a team strong enough to go to State. Riley and Bergam were both key parts of the gymnastics team when they were at Liberty, and they are hoping...

Gymnastics vaults through the KingCo ranks

Jacqueline Rayfield, Editor-in-chief

February 25, 2016


Filed under Gymnastics, Sports

After developing the team and gaining some fresh talent, girls gymnastics is enjoying a successful season with a 3-3 record—their best in years. “After winning our first meet, the energy was just really crazy,” senior and co-captain Lauren Coate said. “Michelle Pan came up and hugged me and...

Bigger gymnastics team offers new talent

Skyler Radford, Staff Writer

May 14, 2015


Filed under Gymnastics, Sports

Huge. That’s the only way to describe the gymnastics team this year. This year’s team is the biggest in school history with 29 members, 14 of whom are new to the team, and seven of whom have never done gymnastics before. The coaches are shocked at how much improvement they have seen this season. “It...

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