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Special Olympians complete season

Local athletes who competed included, in front, Mike Fugate (River Falls) and Colin Johnson (River Falls). Second row, Ryan Erickson (Hudson), Danny Caron (Hudson), Reagan Selleck (River Falls), Jacob Laatsch (Hudson), and Rowan Pruitt (Hudson). Back row, Devin Jamison (River Falls), Eden Foster (River Falls) and Brandon Foley (Hudson). Missing from this picture are Jesse Peterson (River Falls), Franklin Zaske (River Falls), and Karlee Bishop (River Falls).

Members of "The Bridge" Special Olympics Organization, a local division of Special Olympics Wisconsin (SOWI), completed their 2013 basketball season at the Johnson Field House in Menomonie on Sunday, Feb. 16, with the Individual Skills portion of the Special Olympics of Wisconsin District Tournament. Each athlete is assessed in three areas: accuracy in passing, speed and control in dribbling, and accuracy in shooting. All "Bridge" athletes placed in top three of their respected divisions.