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Amherst Special Olympians excel at provincial summer games in Wolfville

The Special Olympics Amherst soccer team captured the silver medal at the provincial Special Olympics from July 12 to 14 at Acadia University in Wolfville. The Amherst Coyotes finished the tournament with a record of 4-1 in the B division. The team was led by veteran captain Terry Black and co-assistant captains Robyn Munro and keeper Jacob Fisher. A strong showing by rookie phenom Joseph Spence of Pugwash with five goals in the tournament. Members of the team included: (front, from left) Rebecca Sprague, Robyn Munro, Jacob Fisher, Allison Borden, (back, from left) Ryan Mootrey, Tim Bird, Terry Black, Joseph Spence, Jesse Williams and Robert Babineau.
The Special Olympics Amherst soccer team captured the silver medal at the provincial Special Olympics from July 12 to 14 at Acadia University in Wolfville. The Amherst Coyotes finished the tournament with a record of 4-1 in the B division. The team was led by veteran captain Terry Black and co-assistant captains Robyn Munro and keeper Jacob Fisher. A strong showing by rookie phenom Joseph Spence of Pugwash with five goals in the tournament. Members of the team included: (front, from left) Rebecca Sprague, Robyn Munro, Jacob Fisher, Allison Borden, (back, from left) Ryan Mootrey, Tim Bird, Terry Black, Joseph Spence, Jesse Williams and Robert Babineau. - Contributed

Soccer team earns silver, athletes win medals in bocce and track and field

WOLFVILLE, N.S. —

Athletes from Special Olympics Amherst had an outstanding performance at the provincial summer games in Wolfville from July 12 to 14.

The Amherst Coyotes soccer team finished the tournament with a record of 4-1 in the B division.

The team was led by veteran captain Terry Black and co-assistant captains Robyn Munro and keeper Jacob Fisher. A strong showing by rookie phenom Joseph Spence of Pugwash with five goals in the tournament.

The bocce team had a strong showing as well.

In bocce singles Laura Mooring, Colton Rushton, David Teed and Jason Chappell all had a gold while veteran athlete Allan Melanson took home silver.

The track team saw 12 athletes take home 30 medals in their respective divisions.

On the track, Brad Coady won silver in the 100-metre run and gold in the 200-metre event as well as gold in the javelin.

The Special Olympics Amherst bocce team had a strong showing at the provincial Special Olympics in Wolfville from July 12 to 14. In bocce singles Laura Mooring, Colton Rushton, David Teed and Jason Chappell all had a gold while veteran athlete Allan Melanson took home silver. In the team event, Mary Ann Clark, Scott Park, Jenna LeBlanc and Stephen Thompson won silver. Members of the team include: (front, from left) Scott Park, Allan Melanson, Mary Ann Clark, Jenna LeBlanc, Stephen Thompson, Laura Mooring, (back, from left) coach Michelle Mattix, Colton Rushton, Jason Chappell, David Teed and coach Mike LeBlanc.
The Special Olympics Amherst bocce team had a strong showing at the provincial Special Olympics in Wolfville from July 12 to 14. In bocce singles Laura Mooring, Colton Rushton, David Teed and Jason Chappell all had a gold while veteran athlete Allan Melanson took home silver. In the team event, Mary Ann Clark, Scott Park, Jenna LeBlanc and Stephen Thompson won silver. Members of the team include: (front, from left) Scott Park, Allan Melanson, Mary Ann Clark, Jenna LeBlanc, Stephen Thompson, Laura Mooring, (back, from left) coach Michelle Mattix, Colton Rushton, Jason Chappell, David Teed and coach Mike LeBlanc.

Brandon Ott won gold in the 100-metre, silver in the 200-metre, gold in the 400-metre and gold in javelin while Joey Timmons won bronze in the 200 and 400-metre events, silver in the javelin and gold in the shot put.

Jonathan Dauphinee won silver in the 100, gold in the 200 and silver in the shot put.

Savannah Snowden earned a silver in the javelin, Matthew Porter won bronze in the shot put and gold in the 50-metre to go with silver in the javelin with John Hachey winning silver in the 50-metre.

Kyle Dillman won gold in the shot put and silver in the standing long jump, Elsie Pettigrew won silver in the shot put and gold in the standing long jump and Adrian Henderson won bronze in the shot put, 50-metre run and javelin while Jarrett Greene of Amherst finished just short of a medal.

Members of the Amherst Police Department attended the provincial games with the department’s new cruiser and took part in the Law Enforcement Torch Run.

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