CollectionsBalance Beam
IN THE NEWS

Balance Beam

FEATURED ARTICLES
NEWS
July 30, 1996 | By Raad Cawthon, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
On the final night of one of the most illustrious careers in U.S. gymnastics history, Shannon Miller found a little something inside herself that had never been there before. The result was a near-perfect performance on the balance beam, and Miller finally had her individual gold. Miller, 19, who shared in this year's team gold medal, is retiring after these Centennial Olympics. Along with her two silver and three bronze medals from Barcelona four years ago, Miller leaves as the most decorated gymnast in U.S. history.
NEWS
February 25, 1991 | By Glenn Berkey, Special to The Inquirer
The average person who finished first in the state in anything would not be down. Then again, West Chester Henderson's Angie Varney is not the average person. Varney won the balance beam at Saturday's PIAA championship meet at Shippensburg University with a 9.05 and was third in the floor exercise with a 9.2. But the only thing running through her mind after the meet was the vault she did not hit. Gymnasts get two vaults, and the better score counts. Varney hit her first one, a handspring, but then missed her second one, a handspring front.
NEWS
July 5, 1990 | Special to The Inquirer / ROGER TUNIS
At a weeklong camp last week in Conshohocken, 63 children learned the basics of gymnastics. The camp, which was sponsored by the Conshohocken Fellowship House, was broken into two groups - beginners age 6 to 12, and advanced students over age 12. The children learned such skills as stretching, walking on a balance beam and working on the uneven bars.
NEWS
February 1, 1990 | Special to The Inquirer / SCOTT ROWAN
PERFORMING A HANDSTAND on the balance beam is Christine La Broli of West Chester East. Manheim Townhip's Leigh Miller won first in the event as the Lancaster County visitors beat East 127.55-122.20 in Monday's meet.
NEWS
February 27, 1989 | By Ellen Pulver, Special to The Inquirer
What stands out the most in Abington gymnast Tracy Kerner's style is her confidence. She exudes it, smiles it, breathes it. With steady, aggressive and completely self-assured performances, this 15- year-old sophomore handily captured the PIAA state advanced all-around title Saturday in Shippensburg with a record-breaking 37.5 total points. The state point-total record of 36.85 was set in 1986 by Donna Fletcher, formerly of Ridley High School. Kerner won three more gold medals in individual events, sweeping the vaulting event with a 9.6, the floor exercise with a 9.45 and the balance beam with a 9.25.
NEWS
May 14, 1987 | By Larry Borska, Special to The Inquirer
There is a sports cliche that says good athletes are able to shake off a bad performance and put it behind them. By that definition, Donna Fletcher is a good athlete. At last weekend's United States Gymnastics Federation (USGF) Class One and Advanced Optional Regional Championship at Montgomery County Community College, the Ridley High School junior rebounded from a subpar showing in Saturday's compulsory events to post an outstanding performance in the optional events Sunday.
NEWS
February 6, 1989 | By Ellen Pulver, Special to The Inquirer
There are certain advantages to having a twin sister on your gymnastics team, as Strath Haven seniors Andrea and Lisa DiPaolo have discovered. The motivation to perform a difficult move is strong. When one twin successfully completes the move, the other must also push to do it. "If Lisa gets something before I get it, I have to do it. There's no way that she's going to get it and I'm not going to," says Andrea. Lisa says, "We push each other . . . If she gets wimpy, I get mad. " Their mutual motivation seems to carry into other sports, since both DiPaolos played varsity field hockey this fall and will play varsity lacrosse in the spring, as they did last year.
NEWS
January 30, 1989 | By Ellen Pulver, Special to The Inquirer
To anyone watching a Strath Haven gymnastics meet, 16-year-old Melanie Glick seems to be just another member of the Panthers' team. Wearing the same black, purple and pink leotard as the rest of the team, no one would suspect that she is actually a Penncrest High School student. Although Glick has spent the last two seasons competing as an individual, she has become an adopted member of Strath Haven's team because Penncrest, as have many other schools in recent years, dropped its gymnastics program.
NEWS
January 30, 1995 | By Don Beideman, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Representatives from three Southeastern Pennsylvania gymnastics clubs came home with a planeload of medals after competing Jan. 19-22 in the Sunshine Cup in Nassau, the Bahamas. Competition was conducted at the Crystal Palace for Levels 8 and up for gymnasts from the top 40 club teams in the United States. Because of the large number of competitors, there were three divisions for Level 8 individuals and three for Level 9, but only one team competition for each level. The three area clubs, Philadelphia Gymnastic Center of West Conshohocken, Watkins Gymnastics of West Chester and Central Bucks Gymnastics of Doylestown, came home with a team title, three all-around championships and four individual gold medals among them.
NEWS
January 8, 1991 | By Gene Morris, Special to The Inquirer
Woodlynde School's volleyball team usually has played a couple of matches by now. That isn't the case this season. The Warriors still are on the sidelines. They host Baldwin School on Friday in the long-awaited season-opener. "We usually have at least one before the holidays," coach Jean Gerstemeier said. "This year, most of the kids went away a little earlier for their break, so we couldn't play any. "We did get in some practices before the holidays, and we'll work on some things in practice this week.
1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | Next »
ARTICLES BY DATE
SPORTS
February 11, 2013 | The Inquirer Staff
Temple's women's gymnastics team picked up its first win of the season, coming out on top in Sunday's dual meet at Ursinus. The Owls defeated the Bears, 190.675-186.975, in Collegeville. Temple's Brittanie DeMeno scored 38.2 points to take first place overall through all four events. Ursinus' Monica Durham was second with 38.125. The Owls' Alexis Arena won the vault with a score of 9.625. Stephanie Verry had the best floor exercise of the day, scoring a 9.825. Ursinus' Johanna Warren won the uneven parallel bars with a mark of 9.75, while Kristin Aichele set a school record on the balance beam at 9.85.
SPORTS
August 8, 2012 | By Nancy Armour, Associated Press
LONDON - Aly Raisman finished the Olympics in style. The U.S. captain matched Gabby Douglas in gold medals, winning the title in floor exercise Tuesday. Add in the bronze on balance beam from earlier in the day, and she becomes the most decorated of the Fierce Five. "It definitely went better than I thought it would," Raisman said. It's a good thing Raisman did so well, because the rest of the Americans came up empty-handed. Douglas had another rough day, finishing seventh on the balance beam after a fall.
SPORTS
August 1, 2012 | By Michael Vitez, Inquirer Columnist
I have always believed I am a reasonably good American couch potato. I like watching sports as much as many men, and I've done a decent job of converting my wife - so much so that we just bought a La-Z-Boy love-seat recliner for the man cave. We call it the double-wide. Yes, it's true - though she's much more likely to get me to watch Downton Abby with her than I am to get her to watch Wimbledon with me. My point is I have a confession to make. I've been asked to watch the Olympics on all its platforms and write a daily column on it for this newspaper/media company.
SPORTS
June 12, 2012 | Associated Press
ST. LOUIS - Jordyn Wieber likes the challenge of a close competition. Good thing, because it looks as if Gabby Douglas is going to be pushing her all the way to London. The reigning world champion earned her second straight U.S. title Sunday, getting an assist when Douglas fell off the balance beam at the start of the meet. Wieber finished with 121.900 points, 0.2 ahead of Douglas. Aly Raisman was third, further cementing her position as a must-have when the Americans are packing for the Olympics.
SPORTS
October 27, 2011
She wobbled on the beam but didn't fall on the dismount. That and a super uneven-bars routine added up to a gold medal for American gymnast Bridgette Caquatto in the all-around competition Wednesday during the Pan American Games in Guadalajara, Mexico. "The beam routine went pretty smoothly for me. I just had one major wobble," said the 17-year-old Caquatto, who became the seventh consecutive American to win the marquee gymnastics event at the games. "Besides that, I was very happy with how everything else went.
SPORTS
March 3, 2006 | By Michael Mudrick FOR THE INQUIRER
Philadelphia may not be the gymnastics capital of the world, but for at least one day, the city will be the sport's focus. Today, 25 gymnasts from 11 countries will compete in the qualifying round of the 2006 Tyson American Cup at Temple's Liacouras Center. Today's round is closed to the public, but tomorrow's finals are open and start with opening ceremonies at 11:15 a.m. The competition begins at 11:30. The top eight men and top eight women from today will advance to tomorrow's competition.
SPORTS
August 25, 2003 | Daily News Wire Services
The Americans failed to win a medal in yesterday's event finals, their first shutout this week at the World Gymnastics Championships in Anaheim, Calif. The Americans finished with seven medals at the world championships. Five were gold, their best showing at any world championships. That's a pretty good way to set the tone for next year's Athens Olympics. "It matters a ton," said Blaine Wilson, a five-time U.S. champion. "Especially with judges seeing you, how you work out, how you carry yourself, how you look as a team.
SPORTS
May 8, 2000 | By Beth Huffman, INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
The Keystone State Games gymnastics competition was a great success for the host Spirit Gymnastics Training Center, in more ways than one. The Spirit club of Upper Gwynedd Township won the team title at four of the six levels and received great reviews for its efforts as host. The gymnastics competition, which was moved from the Olympic-style festival's traditional period of early August to May last year, began Friday and ended last night. "It certainly was a success," said David Farrand, the deputy executive director of the Games who was on site to monitor the competition.
SPORTS
April 23, 1999 | By Don Beideman, INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
When Emily Petkun broke her ankle dismounting from the balance beam in November, she figured her gymnastics season was over. But the injury, from a competitive point of view, may have been the best "break" she ever had. It forced the 14-year-old Harriton freshman to work harder after her recovery, trying to stuff a full season of work into what amounted to a half-season. What a half-season it has been. Last month, Petkun won the Level 9 all-around title at the U.S. Gymnastics Association's Pennsylvania meet in Chambersburg.
SPORTS
April 5, 1999 | By Don Beideman, INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
Three years ago, when she was a sophomore at Phoenixville High School, Christina Ng won sectional, state and regional championships as a Level 8 gymnast for the Powerline Club in Hatfield. The next year, Ng moved up to Level 9 competition, but ankle injuries slowed her and she did not make the regionals. During her senior year in high school, she suffered a bone injury in her foot. By the time it healed, the season was over. Although she worked hard last summer to get into shape, Ng had some reservations when she began her freshman season on the gymnastics team at Ursinus College.
1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | Next »
|
|
|
|
|