Mar 25, 2019 admin
New Philadelphia, Ohio – The Rockets are celebrating some greater massive wins beforehand of Tuesday night time’s community basketball game.
Tuscarawas County Specials Olympics Coordinator Richelle Lefler says the Rockets Silver and Rockets Skills Team both had stellar showings on the State Championships this beyond weekend, with the Skills Team incomes numerous medals and fourth-area finishes and the Silver Team claiming the Division III championship title.
“For our capabilities competition, Chelsea Lefler and Seth Seth Oberholzer each received fourth-region finishes. Abby Cool earned a second-place finish and Larry Smitley received gold, after which our Rockets Silver basketball crew also won gold,” she says.
Lefler says the athletes are beaming with pleasure coming off of those victories, mainly the Silver crew players who bounced returned after losing 3 in their starters.
“The Silver crew, especially, had some diverse demanding situations and setbacks here later inside the season, so for them to tug together as a team and pull out this victory, it’s simply an fantastic testomony to their resiliency and their willpower and their grit,” she says.
Lefler says this comes simply weeks after the Rockets bowlers grabbed every other handful of medals and ribbons at the National Special Olympics Bowling Tournament in Las Vegas.
“We had one of our doubles teams earn silvers. That was Angelica Mendoza and Alex Adkins. One of our groups earned two bronzes, and that was Michael Johnson and Jon Wheeler, and we had one crew earn a silver and a fourth-vicinity, and that changed into Kershel and Kory Zehnder; and then we had a group that earned a bronze and sixth-location, and that was Nathanial Wells and Russ Shiar,” she says.
The Rockets will be lower back in action Tuesday night time at 6:30 for their annual network basketball game at Central Catholic High School. Lefler says that is a fun and pleasant opposition with a purpose to have the Rockets becoming a member of forces with unique guests from the network.
“That will be team of workers from the Tuscarawas County Board of Developmental Disabilities or provider corporations including Advocates for Success or Adult Day Services or Starlight Enterprises, and then additionally just different community individuals, board participants,” she says. “We’ve had principals of neighborhood faculties, family contributors of various employees. It’s super, and it’s tremendous, and it’s simply a laugh.”
Admission is free, and Lefler says they’re hoping to p.C. The stands with cheering fans. The Rockets even have a charity basketball game against area first responders arising on April 12th and a multi-county friendship game on April 18th. Both video games are loose to wait and can be held at Strasburg-Franklin High School.