Special Olympic athletes compete in tournament

This article submitted by Linda Stelling on 3/24/98.

Nine athletes from Paynesville participated in the Area 7 Special Olympics Basketball tournament in Sauk Rapids on Saturday, March 14.

Competing were Dallas Richardson, Dan Schutz, Jesse Bahner, Margaret Schmitz, Michael Naujokas, Matt Bayer, Yvette Lounsbury, Erica Wander, and Chris Sturtz.

This was the first time that Paynesville has competed in basketball, Jane Hjelle, advisor, said. ďEach athlete competed in individual skills which included passing, shooting, and dribbling.

Results of the tournament were:
First place: Dan Schutz and Jesse Bahner.
Second place: Matt Bayer, Yvette Lounsbury,
Third place: Erica Wander, Margaret Schmitz, and Dallas Richardson.
Fourth place: Michael Naujokas.
Fifth place: Chris Sturtz.

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