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Members of the New Albany High School class of 2017 and their families and friends pose for photographs following Sunday’s induction ceremony.

NEW ALBANY — They came from all over the country, and they all made contributions in different ways, but they all shared one thing — a love for New Albany High School.

They also now share the title of hall of famer.

Sunday afternoon, 10 new members joined the school’s hall of fame with a ceremony and luncheon in the school’s cafeteria. This was the 11th year for the event and following Sunday’s induction there are now 110 members in the hall of fame.

 The 2017 inductees included: Frank M. Adams Jr., class of 1958; Linda DeRungs, faculty 1984-2017; George Everbach, class of 1956; Richard Flatt, principal 1986-1993; Louis Garrison, class of 1968; Chad Hunter, class of 1997; Mary Arnold McKercher, class of 1942; James R. Padgett, class of 1953; M. Lucille Reisz, class of 1932; and Barbara Thrasher, coach 1963-plus. All living members in the 2017 class were in attendance with families and friends. It was a day of celebration.

“I am very grateful and very proud to be a graduate of New Albany High School,” Everbach said.

 

 

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DURHAM, New Hampshire — University of New Hampshire gymnastics head coach Gail Goodspeed is pleased to officially announce that Sunny Marchand (Pelham, N.H.) has been hired as an assistant coach.

“We’ve followed Sunny’s career since she was an elite gymnast and we are so excited to have a New Hampshire native of her caliber join our UNH coaching staff,” said Goodspeed.

She made a seamless transition at the end of July and we are thrilled to have her join us in our goal of continuing as a top level Division I women’s gymnastics team in the Northeast.

In her role, Marchand assists with program operations, recruiting, and overseeing the community gymnastics class program. She organizes team meals on road trips, is involved in meet setup, and will be the primary contact for enhancing social media efforts.

“Sunny has great experience in both the private club and collegiate program and can coach any of the women’s events. She has already made an impact and contributed to an extremely cohesive coaching staff.”

 

 

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September 16th was National Gymnastics Day and El Centro’s Firestorm Gymnastics Training Center was abuzz with young gymnasts who were eager to spend their day learning new tricks with parents and playing with friends. The celebration also coincided with the center’s grand opening of their Ninja gymnastics course, a new addition to the gymnastic center that is sure to attract more young ones to the sport.

Firestorm Gymnastics has been in the Imperial Valley for more than 20 years, albeit under different names and different management in those previous years. It initially began when Imperial High School had a gymnastics team; the team eventually lost funding, but the coach opened the center in order to continue to teach gymnastics. Currently, Firestorm is under the ownership of Heather Cutlip, whose daughter Audrey is also a part of the program. Cutlip noticed how much her child enjoyed the sport, and when the time came when someone needed to take ownership of the facility, Cutlip rose to the occasion. She has been maintaining leadership over Firestorm for the past three years.

 

 

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DAN PURVIS says his surprise selection for the British team for the gymnastics world championships in Canada at the start of next month has given him a new lease of life.

The 26-year-old, who was overlooked for last year’s Rio Olympics last year and spent the months after his exclusion from the team in a bout of soul searching, has been rewarded for his performance at the London Open earlier this month, which doubled up as a qualification event for the worlds.

“I found out about a week ago but it has all been kind of top secret,” said Purvis, one of Sunday Herald’s Six To Follow for Gold Coast 2018. “It’s great to be honest. After last year [Rio] and everything, it was really hard to get over that. I’ve been working towards the Commonwealth Games with my coach Jeff Brooks which, ultimately, was the next step after not making Rio so to make the worlds team before it is just fantastic news. I’m really proud of how I’ve been able to get there.

 

 

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WASHINGTON – The George Washington gymnastics team will face 11 postseason teams from last year, including 2017 NCAA Gymnastics National Championship Runner Up LSU, as part of its 2018 competition schedule, head coach Margie Foster-Cunningham has announced.

GW, coming of its third consecutive NCAA Regionals performance and best postseason score in program history in 2017, opens the 2018 campaign at the University of Kentucky on January 5. The Colonials are opening the season on the road for just the fourth time since 2005 and will face off against Kentucky, Southeast Missouri, and Ball State.

The Colonials open the home portion of their schedule with the 11th Annual Lindsey Ferris Invitational on January 14 in quad-meet against Cornell, Ball State, and Penn.

GW will spend the next two weekends on the road, first with a visit to West Virginia on January 21, followed by a trip to Durham, New Hampshire, to take on EAGL foe UNH on January 28.

The Colonials return home to the Smith Center for the annual “Pink Meet” on February 4 against William & Mary and Ball State.

The Buff and Blue commence a string of four straight road meets on February 10, starting with a visit to Denver where the Colonials will compete against the Pioneers along with the West Virginia Mountaineers.

 

 

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After Britain’s gymnastics success at the Rio Olympics last year, Matt Baker will be covering the men’s All-Around final tonight from Montreal, Canada.

Double Olympic champion Max Whitlock will be trying to repeat his gold-medal success on the Pommel Horse and Floor, while our Olympic bronze winner Amy Tinkler will be looking to do even better in tomorrow’s women’s All-Around final.

 

 

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U.S. AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. – Air Force women’s gymnastics, along with head coach Doug Day, have announced Josh Nilson as the team’s new assistant coach beginning the 2018 season.

“I am extremely excited about the addition of Coach Josh Nilson,” Day said. “He brings a wealth of technical knowledge to our program along with loads of experience in the Division I ranks.  His passion and dedication to the sport is infectious and he will definitely help our team continue to move up the National Rankings.

Nilson, who has 12 years of coaching experience, including nine years at Utah State, most recently served as the interim head coach for Penn State women’s gymnastics where he started as an assistant coach before assuming co-interim head coach responsibilities in February.

While with the Nittany Lions as co-interim head coach, Nilson saw the Nittany Lions jump from 45th in the nation to 31st in the final four competitions of the year, while qualifying two all-around competitors to the NCAA Championships. He was also nominated for Northeast Regional Co-Head Coach of the Year honors. Additionally, Nilson served as the recruiting coordinator for Penn State, while also working to schedule future competitions. He was the team’s primary coach on both uneven bars and vault, in addition to being the main spotter on all four events.

 

 

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Fabian Amor is Hockey Nelson’s new operations manager.

Hockey Nelson has assumed an international flavour with the appointment of Argentinian Fabian Amor as their new operations manager.

Amor’s appointment follows the departure of Hockey Nelson’s regional development manager Craig Brett after nearly five decades involvement in the sport.

The 56-year-old Argentinian has been with Hockey Nelson for the past month and while his background isn’t specifically in hockey, Amor’s title as a Professor of Physical Education from the University of Mar Del Plata is indicative of an extensive sporting profile.

His main sporting interests have involved gymnastics and rugby. However, he doesn’t see his minimal hockey involvement as any sort of barrier to his new role which was concerned more with coaching development programmes – an area in which he’s already had proven success.

“I actually moved to Nelson two months ago and this position at Hockey Nelson came up and the management role is pretty much what I have been doing for gymnastics for a long time,” Amor said.

“My position is not related to the coaching here, it’s related to the management. I’m co-ordinating the operation of the sport in the city and the region so what I’m trying to incorporate is a better coaching development programme plus the management and operation of the activities that we run here.

 

 

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Courtney McGregor on what it takes to be an Olympic gymnast.

Christchurch School of Gymnastics hopes a new multi-million base at QEII will be confirmed this week.

The school has sought Christchurch City Council approval to lease 3151 square metres of land close to the QEII Recreation and Sport Centre, which is expected to open next year.

The school has operated from the park for 21 years, but its building was damaged in the 2011 earthquakes and deemed uneconomic to repair. It has looked for a new home ever since and planned to abandon its existing building in favour of land across the other side of the park

 

 

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The Shawnee Mission Northwest gymnastics team poses for a group photo after winning the Viking Meet on Tuesday at SM West.

Shawnee Mission Northwest senior Hallie Ross hasn’t wasted any time in showing off her skills in high school gymnastics.

Ross had been heavily involved in club gymnastics, most recently with Eagles Gymnastics in Kansas City, Mo., before joining the SM Northwest squad for her senior campaign. After leading SM Northwest to first place at its home quad last week, Ross repeated as the all-around champion at Tuesday’s Viking Meet to guide the Cougars to another team title.

“It’s so much fun. I get to meet so many more people that I wouldn’t have ever met with the amount of people in the school,” Ross said. “This just opens a whole new group of people that I haven’t met before.”

The SM Northwest senior won three of the four events after placing first in the bars (score of 9.0), vault (8.7) and floor exercise (9.3). Bars is the primary event where Ross really feels in her element.

“I just love being able to swing and feeling the power,” Ross said. “It’s an event that’s harder for most people and I just enjoy being good at it.”

 

 

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