Oak Grove Special Olympics teams
victorious in recent tournaments
ALL SMILES | Teammates Tyler Melhorn, left, and Walter Hayes grin ear to ear at their success in Houston, Tex.
Oak Grove Special Olympics Team has collected a handful of trophies to top off its year. Coached by Jeremiah Biggar, basketball and bowling, Marcus Brinkley, basketball, Tara Tripp, swimming, and Travis Ruble, soccer, the team traveled in and out of state to not only compete, but also to win.
The high school team of Special Olympic Athletes and Unified Partners include Tyler Melhorn competing in basketball, soccer, swimming, and bowling; Jax Leal competing in basketball, soccer, swimming and bowling; Joseph DuPont (unified), basketball, bowling and swimming; Katelin Bryant, basketball and swimming; Reece Godard, basketball, soccer, swimming and bowling; Johnathan Wisemore, basketball; Austin Ellis (unified), basketball; Christian Cox, soccer; Walter Hayes (unified), soccer and basketball.
Middle school team of Special Olympics Athletes and Unified Partners include Shelby Bean, competing in basketball, swimming and bowling; Ronnie McCale, basketball and bowling; Melanie DuPont (unified), basketball and bowling; Gio Damario, basketball and bowling; Cameron Ellis, basketball, swimming and bowling; Gracie Sudtelgte, basketball, swimming and bowling; Dwight Newman, basketball, swimming and bowling; TC Thompson, basketball, swimming, and bowling; Justin Sapp, swimming. Read more in Focus on Oak Grove.
Fun in the sun, splishing and splashing
ALL SMILES | Natalie Gwodz, left, Sydney Crenshaw and Cate Crenshaw are all smiles June 20 at the Oak Grove Gators swimming practice.
WARMING UP | Group of Gator swimmers prepares to warm up before practice June 20 at the Oak Grove swimming pool. Front, from left, Jarrett Taylor, Molly Munson, Hannah Hinkle, Jaxon Weber, Noah Hinkle; back, Jack Shrout, Will Jennings, Zeb Butters, Mason Weber, Macie Vickers, Mackenley Munson, Kailee Hansen.