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For Sports Mormation Call 524-4501 ...... .,. . . " 1 -•' • li Sftlt Lake City, Utah— Friday Morning— April 4, 1975 pirns i ^ For Sports Scores Call 524-4500 Bengal Gymnasts Eye State Meet By Roger Graves Tribune Sports Writer One has to admire the grace, flexibility and boldness boldness of Brighton gymnastic stalwarts Connie Anderson, Vannette Massey and Cindy Warr. They're naturals. T.'ie Bengal trio could move a mountain, if they thought they had to. They could make diamonds from sand. Or create i\ king from the sloppiest sloppiest pauper Eye 4-A Crown But currently, the girls will be satisfied with capturing the first Class 4-A gymnastics title ever for the Bengals when the bubbling young ladies board the beams and bars Saturday at Brighton. Meet time is 9 a.m. with Class l-A, 2-A and 3-A schools opening the festivities Friday at 4 p.m. in a combined tournament. With the intensity and dedication dedication displayed by the Bengal Bengal triumvirate, it's doubtful any school throughout the area will be able to construct much of a stumbling block. And the reason is simple. "We had two goals at the start of the year," explained Miss Warr. "We fulfilled the first by beating Jordan and we'll get the next one Saturday.' Saturday.' 1 Beat Top Squad Tho Bengal victory over Jordan was particularly gratifying for the girls considering considering the Bcetdiggers outlasted outlasted Brighton last year for the state crown, in fact. Jordan has won first-place towels the last (\\o \eais 'It's just like the card Miss Enniss gave us yesterday said Cindy, as she told about gymnastic conch Enid Enniss who has molded the girls into a workable unit. 'Think big and your deeds will grow, think small and you'll fall behind; think that you can and you will, it's all in (he state of mind," Miss Warr continued. 'It's exactly true. A lot of con- it's mental preparation, and it really works," Cindy eluded. Practice Pays Of course, a sprinkle of dedication and a touch of practice aids and helps the girls polish up their sterling routines, 'I'm here and ready to go al 7 a.m. each day," said Miss Anderson. "I guess you could call it dedication, but 1 just love to perform and compete no matter what time His 'I just unlock the gym and the girls arc always eager and waiting," chimed in Coach Enniss. "They practice practice before and after school, she said as the girls labored through some simple loosening loosening up exercises. The gym calmed from a hysterical crescendo as Vnn- nette mounted the balance beam and began a trial run through her concentrated routine, Her hair bounced in rhythm to the precise, almost methodical stunts as she went from a dislocate front support to a seat circle with the ease of a swan swimming about a quiet lake. "The beam is my favorite, I guess, because it relaxes nv>. and that's important. Each meet's just as scary as the next. You have to beat the pressure every time you compete compete Miss Masses said Hie si_;ns dotting the Bong al gym magnified the spirit and dedication of the bunch, but nothing could spotlight (he total meaning of together ness Ijke Stephanie Pugh. Suffers Injury " Miss Pugh, who stars in the intermediate class on the balance beam, met a Brighton Brighton trackster head-on while training in the hall and was battered against the wall like a Mack truck striking a Volkswagen. It look 22 stitches !o sew up the young lady's tongue, but -she'll be ready to compete Saturday as long as her medication — a popsicle — is kept in abundant supply Pretty Cindy Warr is all smiles and balance as she perfects unique balance beam routine. Flexible Stephanie Piigh is elasticizcd in spread eagle splits as she partakes of Popsicle which acts as medication for her tongue that took 22 stitches to sew up after collision with trackster. — rrlbyno Slaff Pholcw bv Tim Kelly Vancite Massey prepares for Class 4-A meet as she dismounts from uneven parallel bars.