Enumclaw's Special Olympics team fares well

Enumclaw’s Special Olympics soccer teams went to the regional tournament in Tukwila May 14 and 15.

Coach Bonnie Kennedy said Enumclaw’s athletes played hard and had a wonderful time playing soccer in the sunshine.

“We are really proud of the team work and great sportsmanship,” she said. “If you see any of our kids ask them about the games, let them know they did a great job and watch for those smiles.”

The Enumclaw Thunder team captured the gold medal and will be the only all-athlete team representing King County at the state tournament June 4 and 5 at Joint Base Lewis-McChord. The team is made up of athletes Kyle Kennedy, Anna Hertzog, Colton Cormier, Michael Keating, Sam Keating, Rockie Cormier, Naveed Huziq, Joseph Landon, Spencer Cline and Kaylie Sines.

Enumclaw’s Skills team of Raven Gonzales, Sari Keating and Jonathan Smart won silver, while individual Isaiah Weaver earned gold and will be competing at the state tournament.

The Enumclaw Titans took fifth place in the tough Junior Unified division.

Peer mentors Jackson DePoppe, DJ Hertzog, Nadia Hertzog, Mercedes Lamprey and Brandon Courmier joined athletes Jillian DePoppe, Aidan Lamprey, Wyatt Martin, Danny Martin and Phoenix Gilbert.

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