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White River Special Olympic teams earn bowling gold
White River High’s unified Special Olympic team carried home a chest full of medals from the Southwest Special Olympic Regional Bowling Tournament Oct. 23 at Tacoma’s Pacific Lanes.
Approximately 348 athletes participated in the event.
The Hornets’ No. 2 and No. 4 teams won gold medals.
Making up the No. 2 team are sophomore athletes Gabby LaMarsh and Gloria Rodriguez and senior partners Kamariah Padgett and Bethany Hominger.
Senior athlete Joe Forsberg and sophomore athlete Tristen Hopkins paired with senior partners Megan King and Justin Elzig for the No. 4 team gold.
Hornet teams earned three silver medals.
A silver medal went to the No. 1 team of alumni athlete James Congdon, senior athlete Jessica Mills, senior partner Daniel Murphy and alumni partner Samantha Leighton.
Team No. 3 earned its silver with transition athlete Shardonea Walker, sophomore athlete Maddie Wate, senior partner Whitney Rodrigues and junior partner Samantha Mitchell.
Sophomore athletes Zeth Grover and Alex Temple paired with alumni partner Courtney Matthews and senior partner Sabrina Fuller for Team No. 5’s silver medal.
The Hornets’ Team No. 6 turned in a bronze-medal performance with freshman athletes Ian Hines and Matthew Ireland, senior partner Kendal Mangan and alumni partner Shawna Koon.