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NLHS Bowlers Return Home with State Medals

Special OlympicsGreg Higgins
The NLHS Bowling Team displays their school banner, ribbons and medals after the state competition.

The NLHS Bowling Team displays their school banner, ribbons and medals after the state competition.

Katelyn Crites

Katelyn Crites

TJ Parker

TJ Parker

North Lamar athletes joined 2500+ others from across the state of Texas at the 23rd Annual Winter Games Special Olympic Bowling State Competition in Austin on February 4-7 to compete in bowling, powerlifting and/or volleyball. Those who had been training for weeks competed with the support of 250 coaches, 500 family members, 2,000 volunteers and 5,000 spectators. 

North Lamar’s bowling participants returned with medals and ribbons for their wins.  Earning first place with a gold medal was Katelyn Crites (left).   Other contributing members beginning front row left (below), are Sarah Eudy (fifth place), Charlie Wilkerson (fifth place), Helena Dyck (fourth place) and Ana Beck (third/bronze medal).  In back are Gabby Smith (fifth place), ‘Big Mike’ Thomas (fourth place), Hunter Compton (seventh place), Clayton Tippitt (seventh place), and Claressa Kilcrease (seventh place).  Not pictured with the group is TJ Parker who placed fourth.

Coaches for the team are Sherry Kuhl, Aaron Welch and Tammra Fitzgearld.