The three Cherokee athletes who placed first at Districts and will be heading to Des Moines to compete at the State Special Olympics Bowling Tournament include, left to right, Roosevelt 4th grade student Johnathon Stevens, CMS 8th grade student Matthew Keyser, and CMS 5th grade student Richard Lame. Photo contributed
LE MARS - On October 16 members of the Cherokee Special Olympics team competed in the District Bowling Tournament at the Sweet 16 Lanes in Le Mars. Athletes include students from grades 3-12.
Members of the team include:
Roosevelt Elementary - Griffin Harrison, Johnathon Stevens, Adam Stines.
Cherokee Middle School - Richard Lame, Ben Nelson, Alicia Campuzano, Matthew Keyser, Jordan Harms, Corey Daugherty, Monica Daugherty, Curtis Belder, Emily Lewis, Charles Pickett.
High School - Olivia Steward, Victor Ross, Devon Burns. Coaches: Elementary and Middle School -- Abby James; High School -- Lee Ann Christenson; Volunteer Assistant - Rachel Mallory. Photo contributed
Competitors enjoyed the day of bowling, with a number of the bowlers having personal best games. Athletes were grouped by age and bowling average. Those earning a blue ribbon will go on to the State Bowling Tournament in Des Moines on November 20.
"It was a very exciting day as we competed against athletes from around the area," said Elementary and Middle School coach Abby James. "The athletes met new friends from other schools and enjoyed a great day of competition.
"A special thanks from the team to the Cherokee Booster Club for providing lunch for the athletes."