hgazette.com, Haverhill, MA

May 30, 2012

Local gymnasts shine


After a successful season, 18 gymnasts from the Haverhill YMCA qualified for the 2012 Northeast Regional YMCA Gymnastics Championships, which took place May 4 to 7 at the Glens Falls Civic Center in Glens Falls, N.Y.

Haverhill's Level 4 team came in seventh place and its Level 5 team came in eighth. A total of 39 teams participated.

The Haverhill YMCA's Gym Stars gymnastics team, with girls ages 8 to 14, was led by head coach Allison Paradis and Judy Dugar, gymnastics director for the YMCA.

Nevaeh Noury was the Level 4 regional champion in her age division, scoring a 37.05. She also took second on bars, third on vault, third on beam and fifth on floor.

Gianna Skoler was regional champion on beam with a 9.5 and on floor with a 9.2. She also took third place in the all around.

Alison Leavitt was regional champion on beam with a 9.25 and was third in all around.

Alexandra Auguste took second place on bars and third on vault.

Haley Stewart took second place on vault.

The Level 5 team was led by Brooke Caffrey, who was regional champion on vault with a 9.25 and floor with a 9.125. She also placed second in the all around. Hannah Bessette was regional champion on vault with a 9.1 and took third on beam.

Nicole Lunn was regional champion on vault with a 9.225. Ivy Detjens took third on beam.

Cassie Scaglione competed in the Level 6 regional competition, taking seventh place medals on bars and beam.

Jenna Dutton competed in her first Level 7 competition at the age of 9, and placed 12th in all around. She also received a fifth-place medal on vault, a sixth-place medal on beam and a ninth-place medal on floor.

The Haverhill YMCA is offering summer camps and classes for children of every gymnastic ability. More information is available by contacting Gymnastics Director Judy Dugar at dugarj@northshoreymca.org, or Gymnastics Team Head Coach Allison Paradis at paradise@northshoreymca.org.