| May 14, 2014
| 9:58 AM
Stevenson boys gymnastics coach Eric Liva considers himself lucky.
"I feel guilty that Stevenson's paying me," Liva said with a laugh. "It's just been one of those years. It almost makes you feel guilty it's been so much fun."
Winning — and lots...
| May 16, 2014
| 7:59 PM
Wheaton Warrenville South senior David MacDonald had a target on his back Friday at Hinsdale Central as the defending all-around state boys gymnastics champion.
That doesn't mean he felt the pressure.
"It wasn't as bad as I thought it was going to be,...
| May 16, 2014
| 8:11 PM
The Wheaton North/Wheaton Warrenville South co-op boys gymnastics team used to be an also-ran, a program with one team title in the first 60 years of the state meet.
The Tigers, though, have flipped the script during the last four years.
| May 17, 2014
| 7:38 PM
Elgin senior Steve Merena is a talented gymnast, but he's not the first state-caliber athlete by the same name.
His father, also Steve Merena, won back-to-back rings state titles in 1980 and 1981 for Schaumburg. The elder Merena now coaches his son at...
| May 17, 2014
| 7:53 PM
Wheaton Warrenville South senior David MacDonald had little to prove Saturday at the boys gymnastics individual state finals.
He entered the day as the back-to-back all-around champion and the defender of three individual events.
He still found a...
| May 20, 2014
| 12:52 PM
One of Brandon Smith's most-memorable moments in bowling came last October when he was inducted into the Virginia Peninsula USBC Hall of Fame.
That most-memorable list just got longer. The Newport News resident, 39, has been voted into the Virginia...
| Jun 5, 2014
| 8:23 AM
Michaela Soper, a team member at Harford Gymnastics Training Center, recently signed her national letter of intent to attend Gannon University in the fall on an athletic scholarship for Gannon's tumbling and acrobatic team. Soper has been a member of...
| Jun 7, 2014
| 3:41 PM
Wheaton Warrenville South gymnast David MacDonald just wanted to have some fun.
After a decade on the competitive club gymnastics circuit, MacDonald dismounted last spring to join the Wheaton co-op high school team.
The switch strengthened the...
| May 15, 2014
| 8:05 PM
St. Francis sophomore gymnast Shea Mahoney made the most of her Junior Olympic National Championships performance.
Mahoney finished third on the beam and on the floor and sixth on the vault to lead the Region 5 team to a national championship.
| May 7, 2014
| 12:53 PM
GLENDALE — In many ways, the annual Crescenta Valley High Athletic Hall of Fame induction ceremony parallels that of a family reunion.
Former standout players and coaches, all of whom helped play major roles in shaping and solidifying the school&...
| Apr 17, 2014
| 1:33 PM
WILLIAMSBURG — Landon Funiciello spoke with the satisfaction that comes with accomplishment, and the gratitude that comes with humility after completing one of the remarkable careers in William and Mary gymnastics history.
Funiciello took a few...