SAC U-9 team

The SAC Premier Blue U-9 team recently opened the spring season with a victory in the U-10 Elite Division of the Richmond Ultimate Cup. (Photo submitted by Amy Allen / March 12, 2013)

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Soccer

SAC Premier Blue U-9 continued its tournament success in the U10 Elite Division of the Richmond Ultimate Cup. After finishing a successful fall and winter season, Oscar's U-9 played up a year in the U10 Elite Division of the Cup.

The weather was cold but the boys were up to the challenge. After winning its bracket, the team defeated Beach FC-Rooney, 4-1, in the finals to take the cup. Coach Oscar Sancho-Davis' boys focused on their possession-oriented style of soccer and were able to prevail over older, more experienced competition.


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Gymnastics

The Top Flight USAG girl's teams competed at the Frederick Classic on March 9-10. The Level 5 team placed first. Meet highlights include:

Level 7: M. Pierce - 3. Vault.

Level 5 (Junior A): J. Cox - 3. Vault. R. Davis - 1. Vault; 2. Beam; 2. Floor; 2. All-Around. L. Pierce - 2. Bars; 3. Beam; 3. Floor; 3. All-Around.

Level 5 (Senior A): J. Heiner - 1. Vault; 1. Bars; 1. Beam; 1. Floor; 1. All-Around. Y. Yamamoto - 3. Vault; 3. Beam; 2. Floor; 2. All-Around.

Level 9: S. Picciotti - 2. Beam; 3. All-Around.

The Top-Flight USAG Optional men's teams participated in the Maryland men's state championship hosted by Sportsplex in Landover March 9-10. Meet highlights for individuals include:

Level 7 (9-10): Z. Powers - 3. Pommel; 3. Parallel Bars; 3. High Bar; 3. All-Around.

Level 8 (11-12): M. Mohabir - 3. Pommel; 2. Vault. N. Beyers - 3. Vault.

Level 9 (13-14): S. Penn - 2. Pommel; 1. Rings; 2. Parallel Bars; 3. High Bar; 3. All-Around. G. Kasemeyer - 3. Pommel; 3. Rings.

Level 10 (15-16): A. Beal - 2. Floor; 1. Pommel; 3. Rings; 2. High Bar; 2. All-Around. M. Lober - 3. Vault; 3. Rings.

Level 10 (17-18): A. Bofill - 1. Floor; 3. Pommel; 2. Vault; 3. All-Around. A. Stewart - 3. Rings.

The Columbia Gymnastics USAG girls team traveled to Philadelphia to compete in the 2013 Pink Invitational Feb. 22-24. The competition partners with Unite for HER, which is a non-profit that raises awareness and funds to help fight breast cancer. Leading up to the meet, the team organized several bake sales to raise money to participate in the Above and Beyond Team Challenge.

Individual results:

Level 9 (17+): Lauren Wagner - 1. Vault; 2. Bars; 2. Beam; 1. Floor; 1. All-Around.

Level 9 (13-14): Meagan Threatte - 9. Beam.