Stories tagged with: Special Olympics

August 30, 2013 - 5:19pm
51 weeks 6 days ago

A division four state championship winning team celebrated this Friday at a school pep rally.

The Starlight Tiger's basketball team received a warm welcome when they entered the gym. The players went through a tough season this year to come out on top.

"They won some, they lost some, but once we headed to the tournament stages they won every game. We played our area and won the area nine championship," said Recreation Specialist for the Special Olympics, Sandy Drenten...

June 26, 2013 - 3:02pm
1 year 9 weeks ago

The District 7 leg of the annual Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR) started their day running in Marietta, then to McConnelsville and their last stop of the day was in Caldwell.

"Caldwell will finish us up for today and then on Thursday, we'll be in the Cambridge area over to Zanesville. We'll finish up in Zanesville tomorrow and then we hit four towns on Friday; Newark, Hebron, Thornville and Reynoldsburg," said Lt. Anne Ralston, of the Ohio State Highway Patrol.

Lt....

June 20, 2013 - 3:27pm
1 year 9 weeks ago

The annual Law Enforcement Torch run begins next week and some of our local law enforcement officers will be starting in Marietta and might be running through your neighborhood.

"And then we will hit Mcconnelsville and Caldwell at least. Thursday, we run through the GNC workshop in Byesville and then we go through Cambridge and then Zanesville. Friday we go through, Friday's a big day. We hit Newark, Hebron, Thornville and Reynoldsburg," said Sgt. Kay Perkins of the Cambridge...

March 24, 2013 - 7:37pm
1 year 22 weeks ago

The Starlight Tigers beat the Hancock County Buckeyes 48-38 in Columbus on Saturday and became Special Olympic state champions. This is the first state championship for the Tigers.

"I had confidence in the team the whole time that we were going to win but it was frustrating battling back and forth because I don't like that close of a lead, that makes me frustrated," said Tigers Forward/PG Michael Lyons.

Head Coach Mike Hayes says Saturday's game was a tough win, but...

March 22, 2013 - 5:09pm
1 year 22 weeks ago

The Muskingum County Starlight Program had a pep-rally for their division four basketball team. The Tigers will take on Hamilton West Side Jets Friday night at The Ohio State Recreational Physical Activity Center.

"It kind of brings everybody together and cheering on focused goal that we have, just brings the whole program together instead of it being workshop, and the students and the adult day program, it's not program wide that everybody is cheering us on," said Sandy...

June 21, 2012 - 5:57pm
2 years 9 weeks ago

Local law enforcement and corrections officers are raising awareness for people with disabilities.

The Law Enforcement Torch Run passed through Zanesville as officers brought the Flame of Hope from Marietta to Columbus.  Sandy Drenten with the Muskingum County DD Special Olympics said the goal is to raise funds that help cover the costs for Special Olympians to participate.

"Their motto says 'let me be brave in the attempt', so they give 100% and everyone is just...

April 2, 2011 - 6:40pm
3 years 21 weeks ago

One basketball game had the crowd cheering from beginning to end.

Our very own WHIZards took on the Muskingum County Tigers Saturday morning. The annual game is hosted by the Muskingum County MR/DD and Starlight Programs. Special Olympic Coordinator Sandy Drenton said aside from having fun, they also hope to raise awareness about those who are disabled.

"We want to show that together we can do anything, we've got a great basketball team, we've got great skills we...

February 16, 2011 - 12:45pm
3 years 27 weeks ago

A group of Muskingum County residents will take a plunge this weekend.

Rachel Wagner and a few friends will be diving into the polar bear tank at the Columbus Zoo. Wagner said not to worry though the bears won't be there!

"An old friend of mine actually a friend since kindergarten, Ashley Devoll, asked me to jump in the tank and I said, Why not? And so that's the actually name of our team, the Y-Nots," said a laughing Wagner.

There is a reason the team will be...

June 24, 2010 - 6:01pm
4 years 9 weeks ago

For once, local law enforcement officers were on the run, but it was for a great cause.

The annual Law Enforcement Torch Run came through Zanesville . A series of torch relays are held throughout the state and end in Columbus to start up the Special Olympics Ohio State Games. Today, officers started outside of Cambridge, and made their way to Zanesville.

"Tomorrow we'll take off from the Y Bridge, and run on into Columbus. These guys love it. When you make these stops and...

May 22, 2010 - 7:30pm
4 years 14 weeks ago

No child went away empty-handed from the Moose Lodge today.

In an effort to raise money for the Ohio Special Olympics, The Moose Lodge organized a "Fun Day" fundraiser for the community. The main organizer, Carolyn Arbuckle, tells us why she helps.

"I think it's because of the special-needs people. There's just something about them. They're proud of everything they do and they don't realize they have a disability. If people could just see how they react when they'...

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