Special skills on display

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To cap off the end to another successful season on the hardwood, the Special Olympics basketball coaches in the South-Western City Schools District held the first skills competition on March 6. For more than an hour, the athletes who played on the Special Olympics basketball squads at Central Crossing, Franklin Heights and Grove City High School showcased their talents at specialized events such as the Spot Shot, Speed Dribble, 3-Point Shot and Target Pass. Erin Henschen, one of the coaches at Franklin Heights, said judging from the reaction of the athletes and their fans, they hope to make this skills competition an annual event. Here were some of the scenes captured during the competition.
Greyhound Griffin Glaze tries to sink another shot in ‘Spot Shot.’
Comets player Noah Williams receives a medal at the end of the competition from coach Christa Russell. Williams competed in the 3-Point Shot.
Falcon Ben Hart competes in the Speed Dribble.
The cheerleaders from Franklin Heights had much to cheer about.
Trumain Foster, of Franklin Heights, is all smiles during the Spot Shot event despite a few hitting the rim.

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