August 30, 2012 |

Cheney Special Olympics teams bring home medals

Cheney Special Olympians brought home gold and silver medals from the recent Special Olympic State Softball Tournament in Everett, Wash. Thirty-eight Cheney Parks and Recreation athletes in two teams and one individual took part in the competition.

The Masters T-Ball team, in their second season of competition, brought home a gold medal, winning their division's championship with 14-2 and 18-12 wins.

The Unified Partner team, in their fourth season, earned a silver medal. The team went 2-2 in competition, posting an 11-8 win their third game of the double-elimination tournament to force a fourth and deciding game which Cheney lost 14-13, coming back from a 12-5 deficit in the second inning to take a brief 13-12 lead in the sixth.

In individual competition, Joe Williams won a gold medal in the Masters Individual Division EE. The skills that he took part in were throwing, fielding, batting and running the bases.  

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