PHS Special Olympics bowling team makes strong showing at state tourn.

Thursday, December 24, 2009
Members of the PHS Special Olympics bowling teams who took part in the state competition at Little Rock included, from left: seated--Aaron DeSherlia. Standing--Taylor McGuire, Sara Meadows, Amanda Pollard, Shellie Sweaney, Erich Smith, Addison Book, John Hedrick and Cody Whitten. (photo provided)

The Piggott High School Special Olympics bowling team recently qualified to compete in the state bowling tournament at Little Rock.

The athletes made the trip to the Capital City Wednesday, Dec. 9, with three teams competing.

The 16-to-21 male team consisted of John Hedrick, Cody Whitten and Aaron DeSherlia and they brought home the silver medal.

The group also included the 12-to-15-year-old doubles team which included members Addison Book and Erich Smith. They also brought home the silver medal for second place honors.

Meanwhile, the 16-to-21-year-old female team of Sara Meadows, Shellie Sweaney, Taylor McGuire and Amanda Pollard brought home the bronze medal in their division.

The team offered thanks to the Piggott School District staff and students for always being supportive of the Special Olympics activities and the students that take part.

The next event for the high school team will be a floor hockey competition. The Special Olympics Winter Games for Arkansas will be held Feb. 4-6 at Springdale.

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