Special Olympians take on Botkins basketball team


Special Olympics basketball player Joyce Neth Vayo makes her way down the court at Botkins Saturday, Feb. 11. A combined Special Olympics basketball team played against a Botkins team consisting of Botkins High School varsity and junior varsity basketball players.


Luke Gronneberg | Sidney Daily News

Shelby County Special Olympics basketball player Brandi Kunk, prepares to shoot as Joey Toney watches at Botkins Saturday, Feb. 11. A combined Special Olympics basketball team played against a Botkins team consisting of Botkins High School varsity and junior varsity basketball players.


Luke Gronneberg | Sidney Daily News

Special Olympics basketball player Michele Homan drives the ball against Botkins Saturday, Feb. 11.


Luke Gronneberg | Sidney Daily News

Special Olympics basketball player Aaron Klosterman takes a shot at Botkins Saturday, Feb. 11. A combined Special Olympics basketball team played against a Botkins team consisting of Botkins High School varsity and junior varsity basketball players.


Luke Gronneberg | Sidney Daily News

Special Olympics basketball player Mikayla Rider takes a shot.


Luke Gronneberg | Sidney Daily News

Shelby County Special Olympics basketball fans hold their hands up during a shot attempt during a game by Special Olympics basketball player against a team made up of Botkins High School varsity and junior varsity basketball players. The game was held at the old Botkins High School gym Saturday, Feb. 11.


Luke Gronneberg | Sidney Daily News

Special Olympics basketball player Joe Mann, left, gives Assistant Special Olympics assistant coach Steve Ryder a high five during their game against a combined Botkins High School team Saturday, Feb. 11.


Luke Gronneberg | Sidney Daily News

Ana Beil raises her arms in celebration after her Shelby County Special Olympics basketball team beat a Botkins team consisting of varsity and junior varsity players Saturday, Feb. 11.


Luke Gronneberg | Sidney Daily News

Shelby County Special Olympics basketball player Ashley Weber looks to shoot while covered Seth Underwood, right, who switched teams to play for Botkins Saturday, Feb. 11. Looking on is Special Olympics basketball player Ronald Leong.


Luke Gronneberg | Sidney Daily News

Botkins players and Shelby County Special Olympics basketball players give each other high fives after the Special Olympics team defeated Botkins Saturday, Feb. 11.


Luke Gronneberg | Sidney Daily News

Special Olympics basketball player Jamie Rody, left to right, gives Botkins cheerleaders Dakota Brown and Kya Skinner a hug after his team beat a combined Botkins team Saturday, Feb. 11. Looking on are cheerleaders Ashleigh Gibson and Aleighya Brown. The cheerleaders switched teams during the game cheering for the special olympians. Game organizers said they are thankful for the Botkins varsity and junior varsity teams help in setting up the game.


Luke Gronneberg | Sidney Daily News

Special Olympics basketball player Joyce Neth Vayo makes her way down the court at Botkins Saturday, Feb. 11. A combined Special Olympics basketball team played against a Botkins team consisting of Botkins High School varsity and junior varsity basketball players.

Shelby County Special Olympics basketball player Brandi Kunk, prepares to shoot as Joey Toney watches at Botkins Saturday, Feb. 11. A combined Special Olympics basketball team played against a Botkins team consisting of Botkins High School varsity and junior varsity basketball players.

Special Olympics basketball player Michele Homan drives the ball against Botkins Saturday, Feb. 11.

Special Olympics basketball player Aaron Klosterman takes a shot at Botkins Saturday, Feb. 11. A combined Special Olympics basketball team played against a Botkins team consisting of Botkins High School varsity and junior varsity basketball players.

Special Olympics basketball player Mikayla Rider takes a shot.

Shelby County Special Olympics basketball fans hold their hands up during a shot attempt during a game by Special Olympics basketball player against a team made up of Botkins High School varsity and junior varsity basketball players. The game was held at the old Botkins High School gym Saturday, Feb. 11.

Special Olympics basketball player Joe Mann, left, gives Assistant Special Olympics assistant coach Steve Ryder a high five during their game against a combined Botkins High School team Saturday, Feb. 11.

Ana Beil raises her arms in celebration after her Shelby County Special Olympics basketball team beat a Botkins team consisting of varsity and junior varsity players Saturday, Feb. 11.

Shelby County Special Olympics basketball player Ashley Weber looks to shoot while covered Seth Underwood, right, who switched teams to play for Botkins Saturday, Feb. 11. Looking on is Special Olympics basketball player Ronald Leong.

Botkins players and Shelby County Special Olympics basketball players give each other high fives after the Special Olympics team defeated Botkins Saturday, Feb. 11.

Special Olympics basketball player Jamie Rody, left to right, gives Botkins cheerleaders Dakota Brown and Kya Skinner a hug after his team beat a combined Botkins team Saturday, Feb. 11. Looking on are cheerleaders Ashleigh Gibson and Aleighya Brown. The cheerleaders switched teams during the game cheering for the special olympians. Game organizers said they are thankful for the Botkins varsity and junior varsity teams help in setting up the game.

Special Olympics basketball player Joyce Neth Vayo makes her way down the court at Botkins Saturday, Feb. 11. A combined Special Olympics basketball team played against a Botkins team consisting of Botkins High School varsity and junior varsity basketball players.
http://sidneydailynews.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/web1_SDN021717Olympics11.jpgSpecial Olympics basketball player Joyce Neth Vayo makes her way down the court at Botkins Saturday, Feb. 11. A combined Special Olympics basketball team played against a Botkins team consisting of Botkins High School varsity and junior varsity basketball players. Luke Gronneberg | Sidney Daily News

Shelby County Special Olympics basketball player Brandi Kunk, prepares to shoot as Joey Toney watches at Botkins Saturday, Feb. 11. A combined Special Olympics basketball team played against a Botkins team consisting of Botkins High School varsity and junior varsity basketball players.
http://sidneydailynews.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/web1_SDN021717Olympics10.jpgShelby County Special Olympics basketball player Brandi Kunk, prepares to shoot as Joey Toney watches at Botkins Saturday, Feb. 11. A combined Special Olympics basketball team played against a Botkins team consisting of Botkins High School varsity and junior varsity basketball players. Luke Gronneberg | Sidney Daily News

Special Olympics basketball player Michele Homan drives the ball against Botkins Saturday, Feb. 11.
http://sidneydailynews.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/web1_SDN021717Olympics9.jpgSpecial Olympics basketball player Michele Homan drives the ball against Botkins Saturday, Feb. 11. Luke Gronneberg | Sidney Daily News

Special Olympics basketball player Aaron Klosterman takes a shot at Botkins Saturday, Feb. 11. A combined Special Olympics basketball team played against a Botkins team consisting of Botkins High School varsity and junior varsity basketball players.
http://sidneydailynews.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/web1_SDN021717Olympics8.jpgSpecial Olympics basketball player Aaron Klosterman takes a shot at Botkins Saturday, Feb. 11. A combined Special Olympics basketball team played against a Botkins team consisting of Botkins High School varsity and junior varsity basketball players. Luke Gronneberg | Sidney Daily News

Special Olympics basketball player Mikayla Rider takes a shot.
http://sidneydailynews.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/web1_SDN021717Olympics7.jpgSpecial Olympics basketball player Mikayla Rider takes a shot. Luke Gronneberg | Sidney Daily News

Shelby County Special Olympics basketball fans hold their hands up during a shot attempt during a game by Special Olympics basketball player against a team made up of Botkins High School varsity and junior varsity basketball players. The game was held at the old Botkins High School gym Saturday, Feb. 11.
http://sidneydailynews.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/web1_SDN021717Olympics6.jpgShelby County Special Olympics basketball fans hold their hands up during a shot attempt during a game by Special Olympics basketball player against a team made up of Botkins High School varsity and junior varsity basketball players. The game was held at the old Botkins High School gym Saturday, Feb. 11. Luke Gronneberg | Sidney Daily News

Special Olympics basketball player Joe Mann, left, gives Assistant Special Olympics assistant coach Steve Ryder a high five during their game against a combined Botkins High School team Saturday, Feb. 11.
http://sidneydailynews.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/web1_SDN021717Olympics5.jpgSpecial Olympics basketball player Joe Mann, left, gives Assistant Special Olympics assistant coach Steve Ryder a high five during their game against a combined Botkins High School team Saturday, Feb. 11. Luke Gronneberg | Sidney Daily News

Ana Beil raises her arms in celebration after her Shelby County Special Olympics basketball team beat a Botkins team consisting of varsity and junior varsity players Saturday, Feb. 11.
http://sidneydailynews.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/web1_SDN021717Olympics3.jpgAna Beil raises her arms in celebration after her Shelby County Special Olympics basketball team beat a Botkins team consisting of varsity and junior varsity players Saturday, Feb. 11. Luke Gronneberg | Sidney Daily News

Shelby County Special Olympics basketball player Ashley Weber looks to shoot while covered Seth Underwood, right, who switched teams to play for Botkins Saturday, Feb. 11. Looking on is Special Olympics basketball player Ronald Leong.
http://sidneydailynews.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/web1_SDN021717Olympics4.jpgShelby County Special Olympics basketball player Ashley Weber looks to shoot while covered Seth Underwood, right, who switched teams to play for Botkins Saturday, Feb. 11. Looking on is Special Olympics basketball player Ronald Leong. Luke Gronneberg | Sidney Daily News

Botkins players and Shelby County Special Olympics basketball players give each other high fives after the Special Olympics team defeated Botkins Saturday, Feb. 11.
http://sidneydailynews.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/web1_SDN021717Olympics2.jpgBotkins players and Shelby County Special Olympics basketball players give each other high fives after the Special Olympics team defeated Botkins Saturday, Feb. 11. Luke Gronneberg | Sidney Daily News

Special Olympics basketball player Jamie Rody, left to right, gives Botkins cheerleaders Dakota Brown and Kya Skinner a hug after his team beat a combined Botkins team Saturday, Feb. 11. Looking on are cheerleaders Ashleigh Gibson and Aleighya Brown. The cheerleaders switched teams during the game cheering for the special olympians. Game organizers said they are thankful for the Botkins varsity and junior varsity teams help in setting up the game.
http://sidneydailynews.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/web1_SDN021717Olympics1.jpgSpecial Olympics basketball player Jamie Rody, left to right, gives Botkins cheerleaders Dakota Brown and Kya Skinner a hug after his team beat a combined Botkins team Saturday, Feb. 11. Looking on are cheerleaders Ashleigh Gibson and Aleighya Brown. The cheerleaders switched teams during the game cheering for the special olympians. Game organizers said they are thankful for the Botkins varsity and junior varsity teams help in setting up the game. Luke Gronneberg | Sidney Daily News
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