High school gymnastics program returns to Hampton High
Hampton Township School District will again have a gymnastics team.
In an 8-1 vote, with Larry Vasko dissenting, the school board approved the reinstatement of the high school gymnastics program on Monday night. The approval was met with applause by the audience of Hampton gymnasts and parents at the school board meeting last night.
Athletic director Bill Cardone and the athletics department presented a proposal to administrators for the gymnastics program after it identified 12 to 15 girls who are interested in a district team. The school district had a team in the 1970s and 1980s before it disbanded.
In recent years, the school district has sponsored individual athletes to compete, representing Hampton, in WPIAL and PIAA meets.
Cardone said there is money in the athletics budget to support a team now, and that the district would need to hire a coach before the season starts on Nov. 18. Practices and home meets would be held at Jewart's Gymnastics, in Hampton.
Bethany Hofstetter is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. She can be reached at email@example.com.
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