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January 30, 2014 12:00 am
Boone Grove gymnast Valerie Strickland

Boone Grove gymnast Valerie Strickland

Boone Grove gymnast Valerie Strickland was 23rd in all-around (31.75) at last year's sectional.

February 01, 2013 8:24 pm
Boone Grove gymnast Valerie Strickland

Boone Grove gymnast Valerie Strickland

Boone Grove gymnast Valerie Strickland was fourth in all-around (34.075) at the Vikings Invite on Jan. 12 in Valparaiso.

February 01, 2013 8:24 pm
Boone Grove gymnast Valerie Strickland

Boone Grove gymnast Valerie Strickland

Gymnast Valerie Strickland is in her second prep season at Boone Grove.

February 01, 2013 8:23 pm
Boone Grove gymnast Valerie Strickland

Boone Grove gymnast Valerie Strickland

Boone Grove's Valerie Strickland finished 17th in both vault (8.8) and floor (8.825) at last season's sectional.

February 01, 2013 8:23 pm
Flying to New Heights: Cathy Rigby returns next week for 'Peter Pan' national tour

Flying to New Heights: Cathy Rigby returns next week for 'Peter Pan' national tour

Olympic gymnast Cathy Rigby has discovered the older she gets, the more she understands and appreciated playing the forever young title character in Broadway's "Peter Pan."

January 25, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Merrillville sophomore Amy Aponte is a gymnast

Merrillville sophomore Amy Aponte is a gymnast

Merrillville sophomore gymnast Amy Aponte visualizes her routines perfectly before she performs them. It's a tactic that Merrillville coach Diane Roberts calls "mental choreography."

February 25, 2011 4:50 pm
Merrillville sophomore Amy Aponte

Merrillville sophomore Amy Aponte

Merrillville sophomore gymnast Amy Aponte is first in her class academically. Her intelligence helps to make her a better gymnast, said coach Diane Roberts. "We can talk about trajectory, angles, velocity, power, speed and torque on the uneven bars," Roberts said.

February 25, 2011 4:50 pm
Merrillville sophomore gymnast Amy Aponte.

Merrillville sophomore gymnast Amy Aponte.

Merrillville sophomore gymnast Amy Aponte is a three-sport athlete, also participating in soccer and track, and is first academically in her class.

February 25, 2011 4:50 pm
Amy Aponte, Merrillville sophomore gymnast

Amy Aponte, Merrillville sophomore gymnast

Merrillville sophomore Amy Aponte was born in Ecuador and moved to Merrillville with her family when she was 4 years old, a year before she started gymnastics.

February 25, 2011 4:50 pm
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