February 24, 2015
Skyline High School gymnast Anna Olsen took the top spot on the beam at the 2015 4A state championship Feb. 21.
Olsen won the state title with a score of 9.325.
February 10, 2015
As the 2015 winter high-school postseason begins, most Liberty High School sports teams are finding that everything is just a little bit different this year.
The Patriots are now playing at the 2A level for at least the next two years. Liberty previously played at 3A, opting up a classification, despite the school’s size.
February 3, 2015
The Issaquah Eagles gymnastics team had its wings clipped, 168.7-156.75, Jan. 29 by Mount Si High School in Snoqualmie.
It was the final match of regular 4A KingCo season for both schools.
“It was a good meet,” said Ryan Fleisher, Issaquah’s head coach for the last 15 years. “I’m pleased with where we ended.”
December 23, 2014
The Liberty High School gymnastics team just couldn’t find its balance at a Dec. 18 home meet against Sammamish.
In what was the Patriots’ second, and final, home meet of the season, Liberty fell to the Totems, 159.3-112.3.
Sammamish dominated the top 10 results in all events, including the all-around. The highest placement in any category for the struggling Liberty squad was sixth.
March 4, 2014
Only two Issaquah athletes earned medals at the girls state gymnastics finals Feb. 21-22 at the Tacoma Dome Exhibition Hall.
Issaquah High School’s Amanda Dumont placed eighth on the bars with a score of 8.4.
Skyline High School’s Rikki Uhrich scored a 9.325 on the floor exercise, good enough for a sixth-place finish.
February 4, 2014
Newport won a tri-meet Jan. 30 in the Eagles’ Pat Hatmaker Gymnasium with 166.90 points. Issaquah was second with 156.25 and Skyline was third with 151.85 points. At right, Elise Bugge, Issaquah High School junior, performs a twist on her dismount from the vault. Bugge led Issaquah with 8.45 points, third-best, and was seventh in the all-around of vault, bars, beam and floor with 30.80 points. At far right, Rikki Uhrich, Skyline High School gymnast, does a flip to land on the end of the balance beam, before doing a backward somersault dismount for a third-place 8.0 points on the apparatus. She went on to lead the Spartans with second-overall 33.3 points.
January 28, 2014
With just one upperclassman on the Liberty gymnastic team’s 21-person roster, it’d be an understatement to say the program is experiencing a youth movement.
The team is riddled with freshmen and sophomores, some of whom have never even played the sport.
March 26, 2013
Allison Northey, a 2012 Skyline High School graduate, has been named Pac-12 Gymnastics Newcomer of the Week two weeks in a row.
Northey, a freshman on the University of Washington gymnastics team, first earned the honor for the week of Feb. 11-17. Her first time competing in the all-around as a collegiate athlete, she finished third overall with a 39.075 that week, helping her team tie No. 6 Utah for the second time in school history.
February 19, 2013
Tia Riley closed her gymnastics career on a major upswing, competing in three disciplines and setting personal bests in two.
The Liberty High School senior’s scores in floor and vault at the state meet in Tacoma surpassed all her marks in prep gymnastics, she said.
She did not qualify for finals, but nobody could call her final meet a failure, not her coach who said that two minor mistakes kept Riley from the floor finals, nor Riley herself.
“I’m happy,” she said. “I’m glad I competed so well in my last meet.”
February 5, 2013
The Skyline High School Spartans faced off against Eastlake, Garfield and Newport in their second-to-last league gymnastics meet Jan. 24, where they eventually took second place with 130.77 points.
Even with a few of their top performers missing Jan. 24, the Spartans had 10 girls in each event.
“They did great. I thought they did fantastic tonight,” Skyline coach Michelle McCombs said. “We were trying to reach 145, but because we were down a couple of our key players, we knew that it wasn’t going to happen. But we still got close to 130, which is good.”