Youth roundup: Gym Divas win Carrollton Classic

The Gwinnett Gymnastics Center Gym Divas won the Carrollton Classic Gymnastics Invitational on Feb. 4.

Garbrielle Johnson, 13, was first on the bars, beam and all around and second in the vault and floor. Alisha Washington, 13, finished first in the vault and floor and was second in the bars, beam and all around.

Naomi Killian, 10, was first in the vault and finished second in the floor and all around and third in the bars and beam. Maya Fuller, 10, was first in the bars, beam and floor and all around and second in the vault.

Prudence James, 10, finished second in the bars and beam and third in the vault, floor and all around. Shannon Walker, 12, was third in the vault, bars, beam, floor and all around. Noelle Miranda, 10, was fifth in the all around in the prep training.


Georgia Gymastics Academy shines at Valentine Invite

Three gymnasts from the Georgia Gymnastics Academy in Suwanee won all around titles in the Level 4 AAU competition at the Valentine Invitational in Tucker.

Julia Jefferson, 10, won the all around and was first on bars, beam and floor. She also was second on vault. Caitlin Palanza, 11, was first in the all around, vault and beam and was second on bars and floor. Kara Knapik, 12, won the all-around and was first in all four individual events.

Taylor Labuz, 10, was second in the all around, tied for first on bars, took second on beam and floor and was third on vault. Nikki Covalschi, 14, was second in all four of her individual events.

The Level 4 AAU team, which was third at the meet, also includes Chandler Haligas, Logan Nugent, Sydney Burgess, Cynthia Fang, Anita Button, Ellie Sheppard, Jill Blackmon and Sara Jones.

In Level 7 USA competition, Emily Nance, 11, was third in all around and won bars with a career-best 9.7. Hannah East, 13, won the vault and was fourth in the all around. Jennifer Saffen, 12 was third on beam and fifth in all around. The team, which also includes April Radford, finished fourth.


Local youths win basketball competition

The U.S. Junior Olympics hosted its skills competition on Feb. 5 and several local kids won their age division in the basketball competition.

Carl Fetiere from Stone Mountain won the 10-11 year old boys division and Adric Samuel, Stone Mountain, won the 12-13 year old division. Thaddis Pouncey III from Atlanta won the 8-9 year old group.

Gigi Carter, Stone Mountain, won the 12-13 year old girls division and Kayliah Mitchell from Stone Mountain won the 10-11 year old division.

These champions will advance to the regional competition this summer.


Atlanta Fire United team wins at Disney

The under-13 Atlanta Fire United girls soccer team won the Walt Disney Wide World of Sports Championship in Orlando, scoring 18 goals and allowing only two in four games.

Members of the winning team are: TyLyn Avila, Leah Brooke Beasley, Kristen Fowler, Maggie Grayson, Sarah Heck, Lauren Hoover, Lindsay Kempf, Lindsay Leonardo, Lizzie Lomar, Tess Patton, Kelsey Pelletier, Hadrian Plott, Amanda Schwartz, Krissy Tamburo, Allie Vrtachnik and McCall Gardner. the team is coached by Chris Nolan and Greg Hoover.


Brookwood wins Tri-County championship

Brookwood's 9- and 10-year-old Lady Bronco All-Stars from BAAB/Bethesda Park won the Tri-County Championship with five straight victories, including a 9-5 win over Collins Hill in the finals.

Members of the championship team are: Ellen McCuiston, Kenan Smith, Emily Jacobson, Amanda Falcon, Sidney Jumper, Taylor South, Rachel Hill, Rachel Amatriain, Tori Cole, Megan Litumbe, Katie Gouveia, Alexis Baldy and Kayla Doerstling. The team is managed by Tim Hill with coaches Steve South, Rob Baldy, Steve McCuiston and Kevin Hill.

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