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YMCA embarks on gymnastics and Camp Mahackeno renovations

YMCA embarks on gymnastics and Camp Mahackeno renovations

Lia Chen '20, Associate Managing Editor

September 21, 2019

The Westport Weston Family YMCA began a two-story, 22,000 square foot building addition and numerous campus renovations early September 2019. The construction is expected to cost around $25 million.  According to WestportY.org, the changes aim to reinstate the gymnastics program from the Norwalk c...

Larry Nassar trials sends shockwaves to Staples

Larry Nassar trials sends shockwaves to Staples

March 26, 2018

By Abigail Fleming '20 On June 30, 2017 Westport’s YMCA showtime gymnastics team qualified for a showcase in Austria under the delegation of USA Gymnastics (USAG). Five months later this news began to mean something different. USA Gymnastics is a world renowned organization, but also the organization...

Countless victims of sexual abuse confront their perpetrator: Larry Nassar

Countless victims of sexual abuse confront their perpetrator: Larry Nassar

January 19, 2018

By Ava Simunovic '20 Sexual abuse victims faced gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar at his sentencing on Tuesday, Jan. 16. Nassar pleaded guilty in November on the account of ten first degree sexual misconduct cases with victims as young as six years old. In a Michigan Courtroom nearly 100 victims s...

Kelly Griffin flips her way to Junior Olympic Nationals

Kelly Griffin flips her way to Junior Olympic Nationals

June 14, 2017

By Erin Lynch '18 and Camryn Ragland  '18               Kelly Griffin ’20 entered the tension filled gym, packed with parents, spectators and college coaches, for the 2017 Junior Olympic Nationals. Griffin prepared herself for a full day of competition on four events: vault, beam, floor and b...

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