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Special Olympians selected to participate in state competition

Special Olympians selected to represent Carroll County at the summer games are shown above. Seated (left to right): Riley Sprague, Karen Bross, Heather Bishop and Jack Hobson. Standing: Cody Conner, Jamie Bell, Mitchell Imhoff, Randy Stacy and Aaron Scott.

Special Olympians selected to represent Carroll County at the summer games are shown above. Seated (left to right): Riley Sprague, Karen Bross, Heather Bishop and Jack Hobson. Standing: Cody Conner, Jamie Bell, Mitchell Imhoff, Randy Stacy and Aaron Scott.

CARROLL COUNTY – Nine athletes will represent Carroll County Special Olympics at the 2017 Special Olympics Ohio State Summer Games.

The team includes Cody Conner of Sherrodsville, Jamie Bell of Malvern, Mitchell Imhoff of Carrollton, Randy Stacy of Carrollton, Aaron Scott of Scio, Riley Sprague of Dellroy, Karen Bross of Carrollton, Heather Bishop of Carrollton and Jack Hobson of Carrollton.

The athletes will compete in the 48th Annual Special Olympics Ohio State Summer Games, a year-round training and competition program for children and adults with developmental disabilities, June 23-25 at The Ohio State University in Columbus. The event will feature competition for more than 2,700 competitors from across the state and includes competition in eleven sports, movie, recreational clinic, and the colorful opening ceremonies, which take place at Jesse Owens Track and Field Stadium June 23.

Special Olympics Ohio serves more than 17,000 citizens with developmental disabilities with an event calendar that includes eight state-level championships and more than 125 local and area events in twenty-three Special Olympics type sports.

For more information about Special Olympics, contact Tomi Moore at 330-704-7264.

 

 

 

 

NBC, IVC hand out post season honors

Carrollton senior Maddie Dunlap was named the Northeastern Buckeye Conference (NBC) runner of the year for girls track when the spring coaches announced their post season teams recently.

Dunlap also earned first team honors as a member of the 3,200-meter run and was a member of the first team 3,200-meter relay team which received first team honors. Other members of the relay team include sophomores Micah Donley and Allison Davis and junior Grace Bartlow. Donley was also named first team in the 100, 200 and 400-meter dashes.

Sophomore Alivia Bentley was named to the first team in the shot put.

Earning second team honors for Carrollton were Davis in the 800-meter run and Bentley in the discus. Honorable mention was awarded to sophomores Layna Pasiuk and Cindy Lewis.

Champions! Dunlap, Lovett sweep 1,600 races at state track meet, girls 4×8 relay team places second

By Bob Evans
FPS Correspondent
Carrollton senior Cole Lovett sprints down the home stretch to a first place finish in the Division II 1,600 meter run Saturday at the state track meet.

Carrollton senior Cole Lovett sprints down the home stretch to a first place finish in the Division II 1,600 meter run Saturday at the state track meet.

Carrollton senior Maddie Dunlap celebrates as she crosses the finish line first in the Division II girls 1,600 meter run Saturday at the state track meet.

Carrollton senior Maddie Dunlap celebrates as she crosses the finish line first in the Division II girls 1,600 meter run Saturday at the state track meet.

COLUMBUS – Always the bridesmaids, never the bride – not anymore.

Just minutes apart, Carrollton seniors Maddie Dunlap and Cole Lovett swept the 1,600-meter runs to become Carrollton’s first ever outdoor track champions (boy or girl) Saturday at the Division II OHSAA Track and Field Championships at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium in Columbus.

“Today is our day,” Dunlap said. “We have been running our easy runs together, and we’ve been talking about this moment since, honestly, our freshman year.”

Dunlap, getting her win in less than five minutes (4:57.13), helped to inspire Lovett.

“She finished up and I am like, oh my gosh, she broke five minutes,” Lovett said. “She has been working so hard to get under five. I’m like, ok, it’s my turn. If she can do it, I can do it. I can PR. I can do this.”

“To do it in the same event is just amazing. We have both worked so hard for this.”

Moser earns fifth place finishes, Hulit places sixth at state meet

By Bob Evans’
FPS correspondent

 

Kelsi Hulit competed in the Divisoin III shot put and discus at the state track meet. She placed sixth in the discus. She is shown here competing in the shot put.

Kelsi Hulit competed in the Divisoin III shot put and discus at the state track meet. She placed sixth in the discus. She is shown here competing in the shot put.

Zoe Moser (left) heads down the track toward a fifth place finish in the 200 meter dash.

Zoe Moser (left) heads down the track toward a fifth place finish in the 200 meter dash.

The Malvern Hornets only had two representatives in the Division III Track and Field Championships at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium in Columbus last Friday and Saturday.

The two made their school proud.

“This has been an amazing season to have two All-Ohio athletes,” said Head Coach Jeremy Maher. “They have led our team the entire year and we couldn’t be more proud of them. This was our goal since the beginning of the season and their hard work led to their accomplishments. For both girls to represent Malvern the way they did is outstanding. With both coming back next year we feel like Malvern track is on the upswing and we hope to continue to grow and improve. We are so grateful for all the help we received from the school, parents and boosters this year.”

Lady Lions relay team places fifth at state meet

The Lady Lions 4x2 relay team took their place on the podium with a fifth place finish.

The Lady Lions 4×2 relay team took their place on the podium with a fifth place finish.

COLUMBUS -The Minerva Lady Lions qualified three relay teams to the Division II OHSAA Track and Field Championships at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium in Columbus.

The 4×2 relay team, comprised of senior Emmalee Markins, junior Ava Burman and sophomores Amanda Kukunis and Alyssa Markins qualified for the finals. The team placed fifth with a time of 1:44.72.

The Lions 4×1 and 4×4 relay teams also competed but did not place in the top eight.

4×1 team members included Alyssa and Emmelee Markins, senior Ashley Gulling and Kukunis. The 4×400 team included junior Ava Burma, sophomore Sarah Carber, freshman Skylar Trussell and Kukunis.

In the team standings, the Lions finished tied for 50th with four points.

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