The Estherville Parks and Recreation Special Olympic athletes competed in the North Area District competition for basketball skills on Feb. 2 in Forest City. Basketball skills consist of a spot shot, target pass and the 10-meter dribble.
Athletes competing in these events and their results are as follows.
Male 16-21: Ben Wilson, second, Div. III
Estherville Parks and Recreation Special Olympians competing in the Basketball Skills contest in Forest City were, front from left, Sandy Porter, Lynda Hart, Steve Hansen; back row: coach Beth Carrico, Duane Frick, John Bunge, Byron Larsen, Ben Wilson,?Paul Pritts and Jesse Hatland.
Male 22-29: Paul Pritts, first, Div. I; Byron Larsen, first, Div. III
Female 30-50: Lynda Hart, first, Div. I; Sandy Porter, third, Div. II
Male 30-50: Jesse Hatland, first, Div. I; John Bunge, third, Div. II
Male 51-plus: Duane Frick, second Div. II; Steven Hansen, first, Div. II
All first-place winners advance to state competition in Iowa City on March 16. These athletes are coached by Dave and Beth Carrico. The athletes will begin track and field practice Feb. 28 at the Duhigg Center. If your are interested, please call Beth Carrico at 362-3043.