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The Leavenworth Times - Leavenworth, KS
  • Local Special Olympic athletes excel on bowling lanes

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  • On Oct. 20, 31 members of the Leavenworth County Special Olympic team participated in the Metro Area Bowling Tournament.
    The competition took place at Park Lanes Bowling Center in Shawnee. The names listed below all placed first at the event: Jeff Dietrich, Michelle Grecyzn, Jim Kline and J.R. Shoemaker.
    For a full rundown of the team's entire results, check out the Scoreboard on B2. The athletes will next participate in the State Bowling Tournament on Nov. 16 in Overland Park.
    Upon completion of their bowling season, the athletes will have the opportunity to participate in a basketball league.
    The first two basketball practice dates have been set for Dec. 12 from 6-7:30 p.m. and Dec. 15 at 9-11 a.m. Both practices will be held at Warren Middle School.
    Anyone wishing more information about the Leavenworth County Special Olympic program should contact Vicki Lozenski at Leavenworth High School at 684-1550 or vicki.lozenski@usd453.org.

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