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River Valley Special Olympics Team Basketball takes part in state competition

Pictured are (front, from left) Ryan Erickson, Jesse Peterson, Ben Warren, Eden Foster, Mike Fugate; (back, from left) Coach Lawrence Kasay, Devin Jamison, Kyle Johnson, Isaiah Kasay and Coach Mike Johnson. Not pictured are Franklin Zaske, Kylee Collins, Dan Ellinboe and Jaden Gess. Photo courtesy of the River Valley Agency 3-15 Special Olympics Team Basketball

The local River Valley Agency 3-15 Special Olympics Team Basketball recently participated in the state competition on April 7 and 8, in Oshkosh. The River Valley Athletes placed first, bringing home gold medals for all.

This is the team’s first year competing in Team Basketball. The team went undefeated this season. The team is made up of members from Roberts, River Falls and Hudson.

This year’s team include: Devin Jamison, Kyle Johnson, Isaiah Kasay, Ryan Erickson, Jesse Peterson, Ben Warren, Eden Foster, Mike Fugate, Franklin Zaske, Kylee Collins, Dan Ellinboe and Jaden Gess. Coaches included Mike Johnson and Lawrence Kasay.

Jordan Willi
Jordan Willi is a reporter for the New Richmond News. Previously, he worked as a sports reporter at the Worthington Daily Globe in Worthington, Minnesota. He also interned at the Hudson Star Observer for two summers and contributed to the Bison Illustrated sports magazine at North Dakota State University.
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