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Since then, he has been multi-tasking, splitting his time between work and competing with Special Olympics Georgia. Angel is a selfless and humble young man who is always looking out for others. She really related to the team, consisting of nine males and one female, keeping them on point with their basketball skills, game-winning strategy and team sportsmanship.
Athlete of the Month — Albert R. Williams III is a man of many achievements. Born with down syndrome, Albert is a Special Olympics athlete who participates in tennis, baseball, basketball and athletics. Inhe received the Ray Kroc Award at Alpharetta High School for his persistence, determination, and hard work in the face of adversity. The following year he was voted Homecoming King by his peers. In addition to school activities and sports, Albert has been involved in Boy Scouts sincerecently receiving the ranking of Eagle Scout.
For his Eagle Scout project, Albert gathered items to make hygiene kits for the Ronald McDonald House in addition to collecting items for their guest food pantry. He is an active volunteer at St.
Benedict Catholic Church where he serves as a youth leader, usher and reader. Volunteer of the Month — Kathy Schultz Kathy Schultz is a very committed volunteer, and she first started helping with Special Olympics Georgia in at a tennis event as a ball girl. Kathy was moving a little slower than some of the other volunteers on her first day because she was volunteering with a broken heel. When asked how she first got involved with SOGA, Kathy said that volunteering with Special Olympics Georgia athletes was something she had always wanted to do, but she initially had trouble finding friends to do it with.
Kathy enjoys traveling, playing tennis, doing yoga and staying active. She loves the feeling making a difference in the lives of athletes and hearing stories of how SOGA makes a positive impact on the lives of its athletes and families. Kathy has now served in a number of different volunteer roles, including volunteer coordinator for bocce at the State Fall Games, bowling at the State Indoor Winter Games, and swimming at the State Summer Games.
She is not afraid to step in to volunteer leadership roles that can often be stressful and exhausting. Kathy has been tremendously helpful to the SOGA staff at state events, and she is a volunteer you can always count on. Click here to check out a video of the event! He had a blast at the State Summer Games, bringing the gold and silver medals back to his school.
He received a gold medal at Athletics in the running long jump with a distance of 4. His silver medal also came from Athletics in the meter dash with a time of Nate was able to meet new friends and experience the competition and inclusion sports provides thanks to Special Olympics Georgia. Elease is a great asset because she is able to provide all the initial information that volunteers need to know when each volunteer arrives for his or her shift.
She is warm and friendly, and she is always appreciative to all volunteers that attend. He only competes in one event each year, the Level A Aquatics 15 meter walk. He learned to walk by attending weekly sessions in the pool.
Also, when he loses his balance, which happens often, he will only get his face wet, not scrape up his body like he would on a track. Judson has a lot against him. In addition to autism, he is profoundly intellectually disabled; he has seizures and balance issues.
He is non-verbal and needs assistance with many activities of daily living. In spite of all this, his parents have always focused on his abilities. He enjoys walking, being in the water, music and being with his family. Most of the time Judson is walking or sitting with Kevin. At times you may see Judson sitting on the floor alone, but Kevin is always nearby. Judson will celebrate his 40th birthday on May 10th. A week later he will be at the Summer Games. You can be sure when it comes time for his moment in the pool, he will be brave in the attempt as he goes for the gold!
Their daughter, Kim, is an athlete on the team.
When Kim was in school, the Ways would go to competitions and cheer her on. When Kim joined the Augusta Stars as an adult, the Ways took a more active role. First they became Unified Partners so they could compete with Kim and not just be on the sidelines.
Being a Unified Partner was followed by helping at practices to becoming coaches as well as members of the Augusta Stars management team. The Ways are not just a family of a Special Olympics Georgia athlete. They are an extension of the Augusta Stars. They have been instrumental in finding sponsors for fundraisers. They help to grow the team by telling others what the organization does. In short, they are competitive, funny, encouraging and help wherever they are needed.
They believe in seeing all members of the Augusta Stars succeed. He plans on working alongside the Atlanta team and even traveling with the team at the end of June. As a Special Olympics Georgia athlete, Matthew participates in basketball, softball and soccer. Off the field, Matthew currently attends Gwinnett Technical College.
He displays high work ethic on and off the basketball court. He always does what is best for the team. He is polite and courteous to all school staff.
He will help teachers and other students in any way without hesitation. In she watched The Loretta Claiborne story and noticed a message from Special Olympics at the end about getting involved. Inshe signed up to participate and byshe had really hit the ground running! She also became a Unified partner for swimming and was one of the visionaries behind the Columbus Aquatics Invitational, which is now on its 4th consecutive year. But, she wanted to do more. She has an unmatched dedication to serving people with intellectual disabilities and we are lucky to have her as part of our Special Olympics Georgia family!
When Dakota competes, he brings positive energy to the playing field.
The true-freshman was also part of the 1x relay team that not only set another school record with their time of The baseball and softball teams both earned hard-fought wins, while the rodeo team resumed competition. In addition to her scoring, she grabbed eight rebounds and helped control the game's tempo, which allowed ENMU to hold a lead late in the third quarter. The contest marked Stinnett's third point performance in the last five games. Lawrence Domingo had one of his season's best performances Saturday night, recording his team-leading sixth double-double of the season on his last night in Greyhound Arena.
Domingo led the way for his team on senior night, grabbing a game-high 15 boards as well as a team-high 19 points. Susannah Chandler turned in an excellent weekend for the Greyhounds, with a.
She had a sacrifice fly in Eastern's first win over Midwestern State since the season, and multiple-hit games in the other three.
In the second game of both days, she registered three hits, which included a double and homerun. At shortstop, she committed just one error in 15 opportunities and helped turn a double play. Dylan Nault led his team in total hits and RBIs, recording six and seven, respectively. Sid Hart placed first in the steer wrestling at the Odessa College rodeo over the weekend.
He bounced back from a fifth-place finish in the first go to win the short round and average. The baseball and softball teams both faced tough competition, while the basketball teams played on the road in LSC action.
Avery Rasher provisionally qualified for the National Championships with a time of The performance earned him fifth place in the LSC. He also reached the conference finals in the meter dash Morgan Green started at third base for all of last week's seven games and batted. She also was strong defensively and committed just one error for a. Green hit safely in all but one of the seven games and reached base in all seven.
Against Lubbock Christian, Green doubled, drove in a pair of runs, and drew a walk. With his fifth home run of the season, Daniel Ward once again sits atop the Lone Star Conference standings, with five bell ringers on the season and a LSC leading 1.
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Over the weekend the third baseman recorded a. He led the team with five RBIs. He also has the third most field goals made He also moved into third in rebounding and is only four boards behind the second place holder. Domingo finished the week with 27 points and 15 rebounds, both leading the team. Mikaehla Connor registered a strong performance on defense for the Greyhounds last week.
Against the Lions, she poured in a career-best 18 points, grabbed six rebounds, blocked two shots and recorded a steal. Last week, Sarah Stinnett registered one of the best week's for any Greyhound this season. Her clutch performance allowed Eastern to continually rally from deficits against Lone Star Conference competition. The Hounds managed to at least pull even in all three games. Stinnett poured in a season-best 26 points at Cameron, as ENMU trailed by 15, tied the game and trailed by 15 again in the second half.
Her basket with 10 seconds remaining gave ENMU its only lead. Her play against Midwestern State allowed the Hounds a advantage on fast break points, which helped rally from a point deficit in the second half. That contest saw her surpass her season-best effort with 28 points. For the week, she dished out 10 assists, had 10 steals and shot. His three blocks against Midwestern was a career-high. Edwards cleaned the glass for a team-high 11 rebounds. The shot put was an exceptionally strong event for the Greyhounds at the Northern Arizona University Invitational.
Julian Clark-Coronado finished sixth in the men's m at the Northern Arizona University Invitational, with a time of His finish was just. Daniel Ward had the best week of his career and helped ENMU go over the stretch, going from the plate, leading his team in hits, batting average. His three home run performance against Lane College on Feb. Ward now leads the LSC early in the season in home runs and sits at second in batting percentage, recording.
Audrey Velasquez registered a strong opening week for the Greyhound softball team and registered a base hit in all seven games. Her performance paced Eastern to four wins, which included the first start in team history and an win over 12th-ranked St. Velasquez batted 4-for-6 with five runs, four RBIs, and two doubles against Oklahoma Panhandle on opening day. She also homered against Fort Lewis and had a hit against the Rattlers. For the week, Velasquez had a.
Eliza Martinez's standout defensive effort allowed Eastern to split a pair of Lone Star Conference games, last week. The performance held the opposition to just In that game the Hounds set season-bests with a. Eastern limited the Javelinas to just five points in the third quarter. Martinez also blocked four shots at Angelo State and helped hold the Rambelles to just. He averaged 11 points per game and connected on seven of his nine shots from the free-throw line for the week.
Patterson poured in a season-high 14 points at ninth-ranked Angelo State.
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Also at University of New Mexico, Julian Clark-Coronado finished 26th in the meter preliminaries, with a time of 6. Jerrott Gray tossed a complete-game shutout as the baseball team opened the season with a victory at Oklahoma Panhandle.
He scattered seven hits over seven innings and fanned four batters. He also led the Hounds on the glass, and snagged a team-high seven boards. Seven of her points came in the second half. Her time of 2: Julian Clark-Coronado posted his second provisional qualification in the meter dash, with a time of 6.
He currently ranks fourth in the LSC in the event. Sarah Stinnett provided tenacious defense for the Greyhounds last week and registered seven steals over two games. Stinnett's presence limited the opposition's outside shooting, while allowed just a. The Lions were limited to Javaan Mumtaz continued his hot scoring streak, putting in 20 against Tarleton followed by a career-high 23 points against Commerce in the Greyhounds first Lone Star Conference win since March, The sophomore guard went from beyond the arc while hitting almost 60 percent of his shots from the floor.
His scoring output over the last three games has helped the team hit its stride and hopefully will translate to more wins on the season and is a sign of the bright future for the Greyhounds in the coming seasons. Her time of 5: Huelga also had a strong showing in the 3,meter run, with a time of On Saturday, his time of 6.
In the contest with Angelo, Domingo hauled in 11 boards and scored 12 points for his fourth double double of the season. He is now fifth in the LSC in scoring average with Ladarius Stewart, after missing practice and game time over the holiday break due to weather delays, the red shirt freshman immediately made his presence felt against Cameron, scoring 20 points on shooting.
More impressive perhaps is his 20 points came in only 20 minutes of playing time. His second game back against No. Sarah Stinnett turned in a strong performance offensively for the ENMU women's basketball team, and averaged 14 points over three games. She reached double figures in contests against Texas Woman's, Cameron, and Midwestern State, with an point performance against the Aggies.
For the week, she hit. Chaunce Hill recorded his second double-double of the season on his way to a career-high 17 rebounds and 12 points. His 17 rebound performance landed him in third place for most rebounds in a single game and his five blocks tied the record books for second place for blocks in a single game.
The big man logged 31 minutes for the Greyhounds and now has a team high 11 blocks and 10 steals on the season. He is averaging 5. She poured in 19 points and grabbed 10 rebounds to notch her first double double of the season. VanThof had five goals, an assist, two ground balls and nine draw controls in two wins for Loyola. Schmitt had four goals and two assists in Loyola's win at Holy Cross on Saturday. Buechli had five goals and four draw controls in a win over Bucknell on Saturday.
Collins had four goals and an assist in a win over Lafayette on Saturday.
Kreitler had five goals in two games, including three in a win over Navy on Saturday. Siciliano played a key role in holding Navy's Loren Generi, the leading scorer in the Patriot League, without a point in Saturday's Colgate victory. Wilhelmsen had six goals in a loss to Boston University on Saturday, and totaled nine goals, five caused turnovers and four draw controls in two games last week.
Ryan had five goals, five ground balls and three caused turnovers in Saturday's loss to Loyola. He was a perfect 5-for-5 with a double, two RBIs, a walk and three steals in Army's doubleheader sweep of the Mountain Hawks on Saturday, and had an RBI triple in a win to close the series on Sunday.
McCants also went 2-for-4 with a home run in a loss to Columbia on Wednesday as he finished the week batting. White had the best outing in an outstanding weekend of pitching for the Crusaders as he threw a nine-inning shutout while allowing three hits and two walks and striking out a career-high 11 in a win over Lafayette in Saturday's nightcap.
White did not allow a runner to reach third base in the contest. He was part of a pitching staff that gave up just one run in the four-game sweep of the Leopards. Brady pitched five scoreless relief innings over three appearances last week, with the biggest coming as he threw three innings and picked up the victory in Navy's win in 14 innings to close out a four-game sweep of Bucknell on Sunday. He set the Bison down in order in the 12th and 13th inning before allowing his only hit in the 14th.
Brady also tossed a scoreless inning against the Bison in a win on Saturday and in a loss to UMBC on Wednesday, giving up three hits and striking out three over his five innings pitched.
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He has four straight appearances and six consecutive innings without a run allowed. Moore allowed four hits and struck out six in 7.
Bednar allowed one run on two hits and a walk and struck out a career-high 10 in a loss to Holy Cross on Saturday. Castellani did not allow an earned run in The junior posted an.
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She scored five runs and drove in nine during the Black Knights week. Bausher earned her fourth Pitcher of the Week award by winning three games, including a pair of shutouts, as the Mountain Hawks extended their winning streak to 10 games. The Patriot League's Preseason Pitcher of the Year threw her second one-hit shutout of the season in the series finale against Lafayette, losing the no-hitter with one out in the fifth inning.
Bausher struck out 19 of the 67 batters she faced against Delaware and the Leopards. The freshman went 5-for-5 and drove in Army's first run in a win over Holy Cross 12 innings on Saturday. McPeek also was key to the Black Knight's four-run second inning against FDU with a bases loaded triple as Army pulled away for a victory.