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By MICHAEL EIDAM | May 5, 2006
Tomboy Haley Graham (Missy Peregrym) can shred it on a BMX bike. But when her stunts send her through a plate-glass window causing thousands of dollars in damage, the cops drag her before the judge who sentences her to a fate worse than jail: VGA. VGA, we soon learn, stands for the Vickerman Gymnastics Academy, and its namesake, Burt Vickerman (Jeff Bridges), has a reputation for pushing his girls too far and getting them hurt. We learn Haley was once a world-class gymnast, but for reasons no one understands, she walked out of the world championship, costing her team the gold.
September 25, 2002
44, Portola Hills ... Newport Harbor High principal ... Has been at Newport Harbor for 4 1/2 years, two as principal ... Last year saw a cheerleading controversy at the school that, while it has quieted down here, is still drawing nationwide media attention ... Was a gymnast, high bar and parallel bars were his specialty ... "A lot of people don't know I was a 1984 Olympic coach for Canada for gymnastics" ... Now they...
June 30, 2012
At the U.S. Olympic gymnastics trials, Sam Mikulak, a Corona del Mar High alum, gained more notoriety, especially scoring the highest in the all-around Thursday. Cheers for Mikulak could be heard throughout the HP Pavilion in San Jose, especially from Team Sam, a group of fans supporting Mikulak. Team Sam did not have many opportunities to cheer during the men's finals Saturday. Mikulak, who had been third in the overall standings, competed only in the pommel horse because of a sprained left ankle from his performance on Thursday.
May 2, 2007
Corona del Mar High freshman Sam Mikulak won the all-around competition with a score of 56.725 at the USA Gymnastics Men's Region 1 Championships in Honolulu, Hi. on April 13, repeating as Level 9 champion. Mikulak also placed first on all the events in the all-around competition, except a fourth-place finish on pommel horse. He went on to the event finals and placed first in pommel horse (9.65), rings (9.325), vault (9.75) and high bar (9.60), taking fourth on floor exercise and parallel bars.
October 5, 1999
If one of your goals for throwing a birthday party for kids is to tire the tots out, Kyle Gayner's mobile gymnastics could be the perfect entertainment. "I go everywhere," said Gayner, who travels to locations such as schools and birthday parties, while training kids on the bars, vault, trampoline and balance beam, and incorporating face painting and balloon making. "I do not coach serious, competitive gymnastics," she added. "My work is with the little guys and give them strictly a lot of love, guidance, motivation and fun. That's how I teach.
December 28, 2004
"I'd like to run cross-country, because it's a good sport, and my brother did it before me." COLIN GLABE, 14 Irvine "Basketball, because my brother plays it, too. He teaches me." MOLLY MCWHERTOR, 6 Costa Mesa "Well, I do track and gymnastics and not much else. I've always kind of liked to try swimming and diving." ALLISON KRUGMAN, 11 Newport Beach "Skateboarding, because there's a skate park right by my house." AXEL EATON, 10 Newport Beach "Soccer, because it's fun, and I like going to games with other people."
October 6, 2004
Club affiliation: Santa Ana Country Club Residence: Costa Mesa Birthplace: Pasadena Age: 51 Golf handicap: 6 Favorite golf moment: Shooting a 67 gross (60 net) in a member/guest tournament in June 2003, a year after father, Phil, passed away. "It was the best round of my life," Arnold said. "For four hours worth, I felt dad's presence." Favorite club to use: Putter Favorite course to play: Ballybunion Golf Club in Kerry, Ireland Family: Wife, Lorri; sons, Nathan, Graham, Chase Noteworthy: Currently serving one-year term as Santa Ana Country Club president and is in his third year on the club's board of directors.
By: | October 11, 2005
o7The Daily Pilot asked students in Woodland Elementary's sign-language class: "What sign would you use to represent yourself?" f7"A B on your heart, just because I like to care for people and animals." Brittany Lambert, 11, Costa Mesa "Make an R around your little finger for gymnastics, because I've been taking it a long time." Roxy Wills, 10, Costa Mesa "Writing with an R, because I like to write stories." Rosalie Deliz, 9, Costa Mesa "An E by my cheek, because I do really big smiles."
July 9, 2012
Tumua Anae women's water polo Corona del Mar High School   Ryan Bailey men's water polo UC Irvine   Sharon Day Costa Mesa High School heptahlon   Annika Dries women's water polo Laguna Beach High School   Russell Holmes  men's volleyball Fountain Valley High School   Tim Hutten ...
November 20, 2008
CDM PLAYS SATURDAY The Corona del Mar High girls’ volleyball team will face top-seeded Redlands East Valley for the championship of CIF Southern Section Division II-AA Saturday at 4:30 p.m. at Cypress College’s gym No. 2. The Sea Kings (21-7), the Pacific Coast League champions, will be trying to capture their first CIF title since 2004. They lost in the finals two years ago and reached the semifinals last year. CdM defeated PCL foe Beckman in five games Tuesday to advance to the CIF title match.
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