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Special Olympics athletes compete in winter games

Teammates on the Cushing Bulls give each other a high-five.

Teammates on the Cushing Bulls give each other a high-five.

Shrewsbury – More than 1,800 athletes from across the state competed in the Special Olympics Massachusetts Winter Games, held the weekend of March 8 and 9 in Shrewsbury, Worcester and Princeton. Events included alpine skiing, basketball, floor hockey and bowling.

Shrewsbury High School hosted basketball games as well as the medal ceremony. The Cushing Bulls won the gold medal in the basketball tournament, followed by the Cape Cod Waves with the silver, and the Milford Masters with the bronze.

In bowling, hosted by AMF Town & Country Lanes in Shrewsbury and AMF Lanes in Auburn, the North Attleboro Northstars took home the gold.

Photos/Heidi Hayes-Pandey

The Cushing Bulls compete against the Mid-Cape Flash in the Special Olympics Winter Games basketball tournament.

The Cushing Bulls compete against the Mid-Cape Flash in the Special Olympics Winter Games basketball tournament.

The Mid-Cape Flash took fourth place.

The Mid-Cape Flash took fourth place.

The Hornets ARC won fifth place.

The Hornets ARC won fifth place.

The Cushing Bulls took the gold medal in the Special Olympics Winter Games basketball tournament.

The Cushing Bulls took the gold medal in the Special Olympics Winter Games basketball tournament.

The silver medal was won by the Cape Cod Waves.

The silver medal was won by the Cape Cod Waves.

The Cushing Bulls took the gold medal in the Special Olympics Winter Games basketball tournament.

The Cushing Bulls took the gold medal in the Special Olympics Winter Games basketball tournament.

The North Attleboro Northstars, (l to r) Brandon Moore, Clay Paquin, Zach Silvestri and Ryan Pavao, took the gold medal in bowling.

The North Attleboro Northstars, (l to r) Brandon Moore, Clay Paquin, Zach Silvestri and Ryan Pavao, took the gold medal in bowling.

 

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  1. What a great story and a great turn out – 1800 athletes. We should see more of this in other states as well.

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