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  • Thursday, February 28, 2008 10:41am

EDMONDS GYMNASTS PLACE FIRST AT GYM FEST: Three members of the Academy of Gymnastics and Dance of Edmonds took first place at the Great West Gym Fest competition last month in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho.

Madison Kratzke placed first in beam (level 6, 10-and-under). She also took sixth in floor exercises, seventh in vault, seventh in the all-around and 10th in bars.

Stephanie Clark took first in the all-around and the floor exercises (level 6, 12-year-olds). Clark also placed second in beam, fourth in vault and seventh in bars.

Megan Randell won the beam (level 6, 12-year-olds) and was second in the all-around. She also placed third in the floor exercises and fifth in both the vault and bars.

The level 6 team took fourth overall.

Other team members who competed and placed in the top 10 were Brianne Losacco (level 6, 11-year-olds), Ariel Carroll (level 6, 12-year-olds), Mindy McElwain (level 6, 12-year-olds), Sarah Herczog (level 6, 12-year-olds) and Rachel Silverstein (level 7, 14-year-olds).

COLEMAN ACES TWO TOURNAMENTS: Meadowdale graduate Keith Coleman took first place at a pair of Western Washington Chapter PGA Pro-Member Series events. Coleman finished first in the March 10 competition at the North Shore Golf and Country Club and the March 13 event at the Dungeness Golf and Country Club.

WASHINGTON CURLING TEAM STILL ALIVE AT NATIONALS: Defending champion Washington maintained its lead in the 2003 USA Curling Mixed Nationals despite losing its first game of the round robin portion of the tournament. After going undefeated in the 2002 Mixed Nationals on his home ice, Brady Clark finally faltered, but still leads the field with a 5-1 record at the Medford (Wisc.) Curling Club.

The Brady Clark rink defeated Duane Symons’ North Dakota 2 rink 9-2 in Tuesday’s early draw, but in the afternoon round, they gave up four points in the fourth end en route to an 11-5 loss to Rick Tangedal’s North Dakota 1 rink.

Clark (Redmond, Wash.) and teammates Cristin Clark (Redmond), Ryan Beighton (Edmonds) and Bev Walter (Seattle) had a bye in Tuesday’s late draw.

The Brady Clark team defeated Wisconsin 11-5 in Monday’s early draw.

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