Area Special Education Teams Shoot and Score!

Kenowa Hills High School recently hosted for the second year a regional Special Olympics basketball tournament. Schools from Byron Center, Sparta, Forest Hills, Thornapple Kellogg, Hudsonville and Holland sent teams. Kenowa Hills students filled the stands during the game, held during the school day. Kristi Koning, special education teacher for Kenowa Hills, praised the support from the general education students. Entertainment was provided between games by the varsity and junior varsity dance teams and the KH Spirit band.

Carie Wojtas, the Knights’ coach, gives a play with Melissa Stubbs (left) and Ally  Schoenborn (right) looking on

Teams from all over Kent County attended, including Byron Center. Tyler Doctor moves the ball down court accompanied by Richard Favreau and Ally Shoenborn Kylie French and Liana Kazachik of Hudsonville attended the tournament

The Knights’ Varsity cheerleading team provided some of the between games entertainment

Knight player Nick Huntington celebrates after making his shot Nick Huntington takes advantage of a clear shot Enthusiastic play set the bar high

A full house turned out for the regional tournament, complete with player fans

Angele Schnyders played for Hudsonville’s team Spencer Zuidema iced down sore muscles Byron Center player notes a score

Players brought their own style to the regional tournament


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