Gymnastics

Hempfield’s Ava Hickman competes on the bars in a meet during the 2023-24 gymnastics season.
Gymnasts Olivia Kovach, Ava Hickman look forward to defending WPIAL titles
May 13, 2024
They say good things come in small packages.

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Franklin Regional senior Linzi Shaffer
Westmoreland County Senior Spotlight: Franklin Regional’s Linzi Shaffer
April 15, 2024
At Franklin Regional, there’s a young gymnast who’s had a ton of success this year.

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                                “My routines have gotten cleaner and have improved. A fourth WPIAL title is my goal for next year. I’m thinking about working hard over the summer leading up to the season in order to prepare,” Baldwin gymnast Abby Rexrode said.
Baldwin gymnast Abby Rexrode savors 3rd WPIAL gymnastics title, eyes unprecedented 4th
February 25, 2024
Much like the luminosity displayed by a three-carat diamond, Baldwin junior Abby Rexrode has had a brilliant three-year gymnastics career.

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The top six finishers in the advanced all-around at the WPIAL gymnastics championships Saturday, Feb. 10, 2024 at Moon were Baldwin’s Abby Rexrode, Mt. Pleasant’s Olivia Kovach, Oakland Catholic’s Madeliene Wingerter, 
Pine-Richland’s Nadia Constantakis, Moon’s Hayley Bates and North Allegheny’s Adriana Seese.
Pine-Richland celebrates winning 4th WPIAL gymnastics championship
February 18, 2024
The Pine-Richland gymnastics team brought little green foam fingers with “We’re No. 1” written on them to the WPIAL championships.

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Mt. Pleasant sophomore gymnast Olivia Kovach
Westmoreland athletes of the week: Mt. Pleasant’s Olivia Kovach, Mt. Pleasant’s Dylan Pitzer
February 17, 2024
Olivia Kovach

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The top six finishers in the advanced all-around at the WPIAL gymnastics championships Saturday, Feb. 10, 2024 at Moon were Baldwin’s Abby Rexrode, Mt. Pleasant’s Olivia Kovach, Oakland Catholic’s Madeliene Wingerter, Pine-Richland’s Nadia Constantakis, Moon’s Hayley Bates and North Allegheny’s Adriana Seese.
Baldwin’s Abby Rexrode wins 3rd straight WPIAL all-around gymnastics title
February 10, 2024
Baldwin junior Abby Rexrode won her third straight all-around title at the WPIAL gymnastics championships Saturday at Moon, taking first place in three of the four events.

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Pine-Richland finished first at the WPIAL team gymnnastics championships Friday, Feb. 9, 2024 at Moon.
Pine-Richland gets past Moon to win program’s 4th WPIAL team gymnastics title
Pine-Richland topped the field in the bars and the beam to win the WPIAL team gymnastics championship for the fourth time in program history Friday.

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Burrell sophomore Kendel Fenner works on her beam routine during training Jan. 9, 2024, at Ultimate Gymnastics in Delmont.
Gymnasts ramp up their performances in anticipation of WPIAL state competitions
January 14, 2024
Karcy Fennell attended last year’s WPIAL gymnastics championship at Moon High School.

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Plum sophomore Natalia Burris trains on the balance beam during a workout May 3, 2023, at Elegance Elite Gymnastics in Delmont.
Plum gymnast Natalia Burris competes at Eastern Nationals
May 6, 2023
Natalia Burris was in select company over the weekend.

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Baldwin’s Abby Rexrode competes at the WPIAL gymnastics championships Feb. 11, 2023, at Moon.
Baldwin’s Abby Rexrode remains 2nd to none in WPIAL gymnastics
March 26, 2023
Baldwin’s Abby Rexrode has made an indelible imprint on WPIAL gymnastics.

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Thomas Jefferson junior Addie Arndt competes during a 2023 gymnastics meet.
Thomas Jefferson junior dives headfirst into 2-sport winter schedule
Addison Arndt literally dives headfirst into her winter athletic schedule at Thomas Jefferson.

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Renee Ruggeri has coached gymnastics for nearly 40 years.
Delmont coach shares her love of gymnastics
February 20, 2023
Renee Ruggeri, the original and sole owner of Ultimate Gymnastics in Delmont, has devoted almost her entire life to the sport she loves.

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Pine-Richland sophomore gymnast Annamaria Samuels
Pine-Richland sophomore makes name for herself at WPIAL gymnastics meet
February 19, 2023
Annamaria Samuels has a unique first name and sometimes it’s accidentally misspelled, which was the case on the WPIAL championship results sheet.

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Renee Ruggeri has coached gymnastics for nearly 40 years.
Baldwin Hall of Fame gymnast Renee Ruggeri shares her love of the sport through coaching
Renee Ruggeri, the original and sole owner of Ultimate Gymnastics in Delmont, has devoted almost her entire life to the sport she loves.

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Baldwin’s Abby Rexrode
Baldwin’s Abby Rexrode edges out Freedom’s Daisy Lewis for all-around gold at WPIAL gymnastics championships
February 11, 2023
Baldwin sophomore Abby Rexrode won her second consecutive all-around title in the Advanced division at the WPIAL gymnastics championships Saturday at Moon, edging out Freedom junior Daisy Lewis in a classic duel.

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Moon won the WPIAL gymnastics team title Friday.
Moon repeats as WPIAL team gymnastics champion
Moon, the dominant team in WPIAL gymnastics over the past decade, captured another team title Friday night, topping Pine-Richland to repeat as district champs.

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Mt. Pleasant freshman gymnst Olivia Kovach is a Level 9 competitor for Ultimate Gymnastics
Olivia Kovach is 1st Mt. Pleasant gymnast to make WPIALs in a decade
February 5, 2023
The last time Mt. Pleasant was represented in gymnastics, Olivia Kovach was an infant. Brittany Ruggeri was a WPIAL medal winner for Mt. Pleasant in 2011 and ’12.

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Plum junior Sarah Kvortek won the all-around gold medal in the Gold division at the PA Classsic high school state championship meet Feb. 19, 2022, at Moon High School.
Plum gymnast Sarah Kvortek suffers season-ending foot injury
January 23, 2023
Plum senior Sarah Kvortek hoped for one final solid performance at the WPIAL individual gymnastics championships Feb. 11 to close out her high school career.

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Plum’s Sarah Kvortek won the PA Classic all-around title in 2022.
Plum gymnast Sarah Kvortek ups degree of difficulty in quest for more success
January 21, 2023
Sarah Kvortek smiles when she thinks back to last year’s PA Classic state title in the all-around at Moon High School.

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Baldwin’s Abby Rexrode won WPIAL and state gold as a freshman.
Freshman phenom leads group of versatile athletes on Baldwin gymnastics team
July 24, 2022
She is beyond being a freshman prospect.

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