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2018-03-08 / Sports

Iroquois unified bowling fares well in final tourney


Iroquois’ unified bowling team wrapped up its inaugural season Feb. 26 by placing second out of seven teams competing in the Section VI South Division Tournament at Lancaster Lanes. Members of the team include, from left, Alex Rundquist, Sam Rundquist, Scotty Slade, Meaghan Murray, Shawn Biddle, Valeriya Serezidenova, coach Sean Lauber, Sydney Hanley, Hailee Larivey, Nick Loos, Lucas Sekuterski, Alex O'Donnell, Jacob Golan, Sela Bove, Payton Iozzia and Alex Bielawski. Iroquois’ unified bowling team wrapped up its inaugural season Feb. 26 by placing second out of seven teams competing in the Section VI South Division Tournament at Lancaster Lanes. Members of the team include, from left, Alex Rundquist, Sam Rundquist, Scotty Slade, Meaghan Murray, Shawn Biddle, Valeriya Serezidenova, coach Sean Lauber, Sydney Hanley, Hailee Larivey, Nick Loos, Lucas Sekuterski, Alex O'Donnell, Jacob Golan, Sela Bove, Payton Iozzia and Alex Bielawski. Iroquois’ unified bowling team completed its first season on a high note Feb. 26 at Lancaster Lanes by placing second out of seven teams competing in the Section VI South Division Tournament.

“The tournament was a complete success for all seven teams, with their athletes, partners and coaches having an amazing experience sharing their camaraderie with the parents and fans,” coach Sean Lauber said.

Top athlete bowlers for Iroquois were Shawn Biddle with a 154, which was a Section VI unified record, and Alex Rundquist with a 105. Other athlete bowlers who did well this season included Alex Bielawski, Jacob Golan, Sydney Hanley, Nick Loos, Alex O’Donnell, Griffin Reed-Defields, Lucas Sekuterski and Scotty Slade.

Lauren Willitt led the partner players with a South Division unified record game of 205. Meagan Murray bowled a 132, while Sam Rundquist helped out with a 113.

“Our partner players were really the key to the program’s success,” Lauber said. “They worked diligently to help the athletes improve and, more importantly, continuously cheer the athletes on. We couldn’t have done it without partners like Sela Bove, Payton Iozzia, Hailee Larivey, Sam Rider, Valeriya Serezidenoza, Sophia Sypniak and Madelyn Zydel.”

Next up for Iroquois on the unified sports horizon is basketball, which begins practice this evening. Like bowling, Lauber noted that the unified basketball program is the perfect venue to “continue to integrate our schools to include our students with disabilities in all aspects.”

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