Youth Sports Report: Strong finish for Auburn gymnasts |

Youth Sports Report: Strong finish for Auburn gymnasts

Auburn Gymnastics Center’s level 4 and 5 teams reached a turning point in the season at the Champions Academy Invitational 2010 on Feb. 20. Each member of the squad delivered strong performances giving the 12-member team their individual and team season best.

Area gymnast representing Auburn Gymnastics Center was Rhett Miller of Grass Valley, Brady Turner of Penn Valley, Drew Strange of Nevada City, Joshua Hartman of Grass Valley and Kedin Etievant of Grass Valley.

At level 5, Miller, dominated his age division with an 88.6. He went first on vault, second in the al-around and high-bar, third on pommel, fifth on rings, sixth on floor and seventh on the parallel bars out of 20 competitors.

Turner followed his teammate by earning top ten finishes on rings and high bar.

Fellow level 5 gymnasts, Strange and Hartman also showed promise at the competition. Strange had a stand out day on vault winning third place and Hartman held on for a dynamic high bar performance that landed him among the top ten finishers.

Level 4, Kedin Etievant scored his best on the vault with a 13.8.

The boys’ season will continue in two weeks leading up to the state and regional competitions.

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Sierra Nevada Basketball Association forming teams

The Sierra Nevada Basketball Association (SNBA) is now forming competitive basketball teams for boys and girls from third grade through seventh grade.

The younger teams will focus on skills development and the older teams will participate in tournament play.

The SNBA is a non-profit organization dedicated to developing youth athletes in Nevada County.

For more information, contact Dave Pistone at 530-265-8574 or email at

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