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KSU’s graphic created to congratulate Fletcher on her Gymnast of the Year award. April 23, 2021.

Abby Fletcher’s journey to become a gymnastics MVP

Sean Blevins Sports Reporter April 23, 2021

Abby Fletcher struggled for years at gymnastics before reaching her full athletic potential in her college years. She would eventually develop into a program leader for Kent State and become the best...

Medical Assistant Joann e Grajeda, a volunteer from El Paso, Tx., administers a COVID-19 antigen test at a testing clinic on Easter Sunday, April 4, 2021, at Memorial Stadium in Port Huron.

Fauci says new Covid-19 cases are at a disturbing level as the US is primed for a surge

By Madeline Holcombe, CNN April 8, 2021

 (CNN) -- The number of new Covid-19 cases has plateaued at a "disturbingly high level," and the US is at risk from a new surge, Dr. Anthony Fauci warned on Wednesday.Although off the highs of earlier...

Kent State’s offensive line huddles to strategize during their game against Akron. Nov. 17, 2020.

Effects of COVID-19 on student-athletes

Ashley Blood Reporter March 11, 2021

Long-term effects of COVID-19 are still vastly unknown, but many are concerned that these effects could be worse for athletes.Jacob Barkley, a health sciences professor at Kent State University, says that...

Despite some dominant showings, gymnastics falls to Ball State

Sean Blevins Sports reporter March 8, 2021

Kent State (4-7, 1-4 Mid-American Conference) lost their final home meet of the 2021 season on Sunday, falling 195.725-194.675 to Ball State University (13-1, 2-1 MAC).  “We expected more from ourselves,”...

NIU scores walk-off win against Kent State gymnastics

Sean Blevins Sports Reporter February 27, 2021

The Kent State gymnastics team (4-6, 1-3 Mid-American Conference) lost a close match on the road, as they fell to Northern Illinois University. The Huskies’ last floor routine gave them the walk-off...

Rudy Bachna, co-founder of KSU gymnastics, passes away at 93

Owen MacMillan Sports Editor February 21, 2021

Rudy Bachna, one of the true legends of Kent State sports, passed away on Saturday at the age of 93.Along with his wife Janet and brother Joe, Bachna co-founded the Kent State men’s and women’s gymnastics...

Gymnastics defeats CMU in emotional match

Sean Blevins Sports Reporter February 21, 2021

The Kent State gymnastics team (4-5, 3-3 Mid-American Conference) put on a show at the annual Pink Meet, as they scored a season-high 196.375 to beat Central Michigan University. KSU was dealing with...

Sophomore Riley Danielson does a split in mid-air on the balance beam at the annual pink meet against Bowling Green, the College at Rockport and Ursinus College at the M.A.C. Center on Friday, Feb. 28, 2020.

Gymnastics seeks to continue momentum from lost season

Sean Blevins Sports reporter December 7, 2020

A few weeks ago, the Kent State gymnastics team practiced with only two of its 22 players due to so many players being quarantined for short periods of time because of contact tracing. The team has not...

Bridget Dunn signed with Kent State womens basketball from Carmel High School in Carmel, Indiana. Nov. 12, 2020.

Athletes sign letters of intent to become Golden Flashes

Kathryn Rajnicek, Sports Reporter Owen MacMillan, Sports Editor November 11, 2020

The early signing period for 2021-22 freshman athletes began today, and Kent State brought in plenty of new talent this year. Over a dozen athletes across six sports signed letters of intent to become...

Flashes snap nine meet win streak against Ball State

Sara Al Harthi Sports reporter February 23, 2020

Kent State gymnastics had its first loss since the opening season as the team lost its second Mid-American Conference meet to Ball state, 194.575-194.450.Freshman Rachel Decavitch got the individual bars...

Decavitch, Brown lead to Flashes nine straight wins

Amanda Levine Sports editor February 16, 2020

Kent State gymnastics extended its winning streak to nine games with a close win over Central Michigan Sunday afternoon. The Flashes beat the Chippewas 195.175 to 195.075.The Flashes’ freshman gymnast...

Gymnastics wins third straight against George Washington

Amanda Levine Sports editor February 2, 2020

After being named Mid American Conference gymnast of the week on Jan. 22, Rachel DeCavitch continued her success with a first place tie in the balance beam event with a score of 9.825. The freshman gymnast’s...

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