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    Long Island Gymnastics

    Updated Tue, Oct 11, 2011 7:31 PM

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    Fillard sisters both get full rides to N.C. State

    When the time came for Caitlyn to accept her full scholarship offer, a teary-eyed Amanda could hardly remain composed and keep a steady hand while she taped her sister's phone call with Wolfpack coach Mark Stevenson.

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    A star is born in Ward Melville's Katie Bowe

    Bowe, who attends Paul J. Gelinas Junior High School, scored a 9.45 on the beam to narrowly edge Nyack's Amara Cunningham (9.425) and Ward Melville teammate Cydney Crasa (9.4) to win her first gold medal at the state tournament.

    Crasa's full-out effort nets full scholarship

    Where some might see a full ride as an excuse to ease off the gas pedal, Crasa's work ethic never wavered -- not in the gym, and not in the classroom. Crasa won gold in the vault (9.825) and in the balance beam (9.575) at the state tournament in Buffalo.

    Crasa, Bowe lead Suffolk to state title

    Cydney Crasa won state titles on vault and balance beam while Katie Bowe won on the uneven parallel bars (9.450) to lead Suffolk's gymnasts to the team state championship Saturday at Kenmore West High School.

    Secret to Jennings' gymnastics success?

    "I'm always very nervous before meets," said Jennings, an Elmont senior on Sewanhaka District's gymnastics team. "I try to play music in my mind and that calms me down."

    PJFK's Lopez completes recovery with top scores

    It was at the start of Monday's Nassau gymnastics state qualifier when doubt crept into the back of Jessica Lopez's mind. Initially, the Plainview JFK freshman said, there always is. But this time, she conceded, there was a bit more apprehension than usual.

    Massapequa's terrific trio qualifies for states

    Murphy, junior Allison Wick and eighth-grader Heidi Baldinger, who attends Berner Middle School, each qualified Monday for the state meet. It's been 10 years since Massapequa had three girls qualify for the state meet, Chiefs coach Mike Capone said.

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